“Tommy,” said Mother. “Come on. It is time to get up. It is St. Patrick’s Day.”
“It can’t be time to get up!” yelled Tommy, angrily. “My alarm didn’t go off.”
“I am waking you up early,” said Mother. “There is a lot to do today. I hope you aren’t going to be angry all day today.”
“I probably am going to be,” Tommy snapped.
“Well,” said Mother. “If you are going to be angry then I am going to start calling you Angry Leprechaun.”
“Okay fine,” said Tommy, getting out of bed.
Tommy went downstairs and Mother handed him a cup of coffee.
“I don’t want coffee!” yelled Tommy. “I want a cup of green tea.”
Mother made him a cup of green tea. After Tommy finished drinking it, he went upstairs to get dressed. A few minutes later, there was a knock on the door.
“Grand Old Leprechaun,” said Mother, seeing the most elder leprechaun in their colony at the door. “Please come in.”
“I am here to see Tommy,” said Grand Old Leprechaun.
“He is getting dressed,” said Mother. “He will be down shortly.”
“I bet he is excited,” said Grand Old Leprechaun.
“I can’t say he is excited,” said Mother. “More like angry and I don’t know why. Perhaps you could ask him why he is so angry.”
“Of course,” said Grand Old Leprechaun.
“Good morning Grand Old Leprechaun,” said Tommy, coming down the stairs.
“Your mother said you were angry,” said Grand Old Leprechaun. “We are going to start calling you Angry Leprechaun. Now, what are you so angry about?”
“I am angry just because,” said Tommy.
“You were angry last time I was here too,” said Grand Old Leprechaun. “Now please, stop being angry. Today is a good day. It is a great day for all leprechauns.”
“You are right,” said Tommy. “I am sorry for being angry.”
“It isn’t me you need to apologize to,” said Grand Old Leprechaun. “You need to apologize to your mother.”
“Of course,” said Tommy.
Tommy went into the kitchen and apologized to his mother.
“I forgive you,” said Mother, giving Tommy a big, warm hug.
“Listen,” said Grand Old Leprechaun, coming into the kitchen a few minutes later. “I want you to carry my pot of gold for me in the parade today.”
“Really!” exclaimed Tommy, happily. “That is such an honour. Thank you.”
“There is one condition,” said Grand Old Leprechaun. “No more anger.”
“I promise not to get angry again,” said Tommy.
Tommy kept his promise to Grand Old Leprechaun that St. Patrick’s Day. He didn’t want Grand Old Leprechaun to be disappointed in him.
Tommy had a wonderful day with Grand Old Leprechaun. He felt very honoured to carry Grand Old Leprechaun’s pot of gold for him. He made sure he didn’t get angry for the remainder of that St. Patrick’s Day.