Determination for a Kitten

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
when ivy, a young teenage girl, has a desire for a kitten, she will do anything to prove her mom she can handle the responsibility.

Submitted: June 11, 2017

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Determination for a Kitten

 Sometimes in life determination can push you to places you didn’t expect to go. When all you can think about is how to reach your goal, you forget how much you’ve changed as a person from the beginning to the end. At least that’s what happened to me. Who knew something so little could positively impact my life?

“Oh please Mom, please.” I begged. “I just want a kitten, please. Grandma’s friend is giving away a litter for free!” Mom’s eyes looked at the ceiling as she thought deeply on the decision.

“I don’t know if you're ready Ivy.” She exclaimed. All I wanted was a kitten, was that too much to ask for? I don't understand why Mom doesn't think I can handle the responsibility of a kitten. I couldn’t wait till the day I could have a cat. Even if that means I would have to wait to get my own. Who wouldn’t want a cute, snuggly kitten in their life?

The next day I brought it upon myself to clean the whole house. I scrubbed the floors so hard I could see my long wavy curls reflecting back at me. I dusted the tables and washed the dishes. I cleaned everything just to show my mom I was responsible enough for a cat. Once Mom came home she replied with good feedback, complimenting my hard work.

“I will even clean the kitty litter every day. Adding a litter box to my list of chores won't hurt!” I blurted.  Mom sighed and nodded her head as she left the room.

As days passed I had to prove to my mom why I deserved a kitten. At school I would desperately try to ace my tests and stay on top of my work. I only had one thing on my mind that was motivating me, a kitten. If begging Mom and cleaning for her wasn’t enough, surely my grades would change her perspective about me. I handed my report card to her with all solid A’s.

“This is excellent! Wow I am so proud of you Ivy, this calls for a celebration!” She stated. My eyes lit up, and a light bulb appeared at the top of my head.

“Well Grandma’s friend is still giving away those kittens, and I hear they’re really cute.” The words spilled out of my mouth. This is the moment I’ve been waiting for, the perfect reason to finally get a cat. I watched her eyes skim up and down, still reviewing my grades as she tapped her foot on the ground.

“Okay fine, but only because all of the hard work you’ve been putting in.” She said, finally giving in. I couldn’t contain my glee any longer. Smiling wide I jumped up and down out of joy, thanking my mom for finally accepting my desire for a kitten.

 The next day after school I came home to a lovely surprise. Waiting for me in a box was a gorgeous black Bombay kitten, with a pink bow tied around her neck. My heart melted and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I continuously thanked my mom for getting me the kitten. Slowly I lifted her out of the box and felt the Kitten’s soft fur. I could stare into her beautiful green eyes for days. I couldn't believe how gorgeous she was, and I especially admired her whiskers. They stretched out far and wide like long strands of thread.

Looking back I’ve become a better person by persevering to reach my goal. Trying to get a kitten has taught me hard work and responsibility. I’ve learned through my desire that motivation can lead to great outcomes.

 


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