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The Bill

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening
while she was fixing supper, and he handed her a piece of paper
that he had been writing on. After his mom dried her hands on
an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: .50
Baby sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: .25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy
could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked
up the pen, turned over the paper he'd written on, and this
is what she wrote:

For all the nights that I've sat up with you,
doctored and prayed for you: No Charge.

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've
caused through the years: No Charge.

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the
worries I knew were ahead: No Charge.

For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping
your nose: No Charge, Son.

When you add it up, the cost for a mother is:
No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written,
he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote:

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