Mr. Rubberman and Groundhog Day

“This has been a very long and nasty winter,” thought Mr. Rubberman. “Today is Groundhog Day so today we find out if there will be six more weeks of winter or if we are going to have an early spring.”

Mr. Rubberman was hoping for an early spring. He felt it would be bad to have six more weeks of winter. He was tired of the snow, cold and ice.

“All I have to do is find a groundhog,” thought Mr. Rubberman as he took a walk through the woods next to his house.

Mr. Rubberman walked through the woods and it wasn’t long before he spotted a groundhog hole. He watched as a groundhog poked his furry little head out of his hole, saw his shadow and scurried back into his hole.

“No!” cried Mr. Rubberman. “This is bad. We can’t go through six more weeks of winter!”

Mr. Rubberman was very sad. He wanted an early spring.

“Why can’t we have an early spring?” asked Mr. Rubberman. “This is just so unfair.”

Mr. Rubberman started walking back home but to his surprise, he found another groundhog hole. To his amazement he saw a groundhog poke his head out of the hole and this groundhog did not see his shadow.

“Oh,” said Mr. Rubberman. “This is perfect. Now, we are going to have an early spring.”

Mr. Rubberman was so happy but then he remembered the first groundhog.

“So,” said Mr. Rubberman. “Which is it? Will we have six more weeks of winter or will we have an early spring?”

Well, luckily for Mr. Rubberman, he had the ability to erase things he felt were bad. He decided he would erase the memory from his mind about the first groundhog.

“Now we are going to have an early spring,” said Mr. Rubberman, happily.

A few weeks later, spring did come. Mr. Rubberman was very pleased because he did not want to even think about winter until next winter.


 

Moral of this Story:

  • We can always hope for an early spring.
  • Example: Mr. Rubberman wanted an early spring and was very happy when the second groundhog he saw did not see his shadow.

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