CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK ABOUT THE GOOD JOB HE DID

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ALLISON: Nick?

NICK: Mmm-hmm.

ALLISON: I just want to tell you something.

NICK: Mmm-hmm.

ALLISON: I watched you at school after I dropped you off this morning. And you remember how all the boys were in the group playing with the Bristle Blocks?

NICK: Yeah.

ALLISON: Well I thought you did a really good job working your way into the group. Everyone was playing by themselves and you just went right up and asked if you could play and you joined the group and played right along with them. You know?

NICK: Uh-huh.

ALLISON: Well that was really good! You didn’t get upset because you couldn’t figure out what to do. You figured out how to join the group.

NICK: Yeah.

ALLISON: That can be really hard to do, sometimes, but you did a good job.

NICK: Then can I have a doughnut?

ALLISON: No. Sometimes, we do good things just for the sake of doing good things. There doesn’t have to be a reward for everything. Sometimes figuring out the right thing to do is your reward.

NICK: No, I want a doughnut.

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