Too Tiny for Tea


Marty Mckay was already five years old, but he was still the baby of the family.


"Can I have some tea too?" Marty asked his mother. She drank her tea from a beautiful cup and stirred it with a silver spoon.


"No, Marty. You're too young to drink tea."


"But, why?" Marty asked.


"Because your fingers are too tiny to hold the cup. And tea is too hot for you, baby."


"I'm not a baby," Marty said. "I'm five-and-a-half."


Marty went out to the yard. His brother Ralph was playing basketball.


"Can I play too?" Marty asked. Ralph bounced the ball up and and down under Marty's nose and then threw it into the basket.


"No Marty, you're too young to play basketball."


"But, why?" Marty asked.


"Because the basket is too high for you to reach. And the ball is too big for your tiny baby hands," Ralph said.


"I'm not a baby," Marty said. "I'm five and three quarters."


Marty went into the kitchen. His sister Jane was getting ready to ride her bicycle to the candy store.


"Can I go to the store to buy candy?" Marty asked Jane. He could feel the wind in his hair and the candy on his tongue.


"No, you're too young to go to the store," Jane said.


"But why?" Marty asked.


"Because the store is too far for you to ride to. And your baby bike is too slow."


"I'm not a baby," Marty said. "I'm nearly six."


"Six?" Jane laughed. "You just turned five!"


Marty sat on the grass and watched his sister ride away on her bike. He started to cry. Marty's father was washing the car. He heard a tiny cry and went to find out what was wrong.


"Why are you crying?" Marty's father asked.


"Because I'm too tiny to do anything. I wish I weren't the youngest one."


"Be careful what you wish for," his father said.


Just then, Marty's mother came out to bring Marty's dad his tea. She patted her belly and smiled.


"We're going to have another baby," his mother said.


"And that means you're going to be a big brother," his father said.


"But, I'm too tiny to be a big brother," Marty said. "I'm just a baby!"




Previously Shared Stories, 

Enjoy Reading;


| Bond of Love and the Truth

| The Circle of Good Deed

| The Seven Wonders

| The Frog in Hot Water

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| The Bridge

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| Act of Kindness and Goodwill

| Happiness and Sorrow

| Developing a Relationship

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| The Needs and Desires

| The Ant and The Dove

| The Lion and a Clever Fox

| Sometimes Just let it be

| Choose Your Words Wisely

| Hundred Gold Coins & Birbal

| Farmers Well & Witty Birbal

| Tenali Rama and the Brinjal Curry

| How long can you keep hatred in your heart?

| Appreciation of Hard Work

| Little Boys Meeting with God

| 100 Percent Love

| An Old Man Lived in the Village

| A Kings Painting

| This was bound to happen

| Wealth without a Value

| Learn to Appreciate

| Fox and The Goat

| The Golden Egg

| Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow

| The Three Questions

| The Old Man and the Three Young Men

| The Bear and The Two Friends

| Think Before You Judge

| Georgie Porgie

| A Wise Old Owl

| Baa Baa Black Sheep

| Beg Your Pardon Mrs Hardin

| A limit of your Kindness

| The Man and The Little Cat

| The False Human Belief

| Making Relations Special

| The Monkey and The Crocodile

| The Wicked Barbers Plight

| The Wooden Bowl

| Smartest Man in the World

| The Little Mouse

| Helping Others

| Fear vs Respect

| Little Boys Love for his Family

| Unity is Strength

| The Pig and The Sheep

| Father Son Conversation

| Whats for Dinner

| The Poor Mans Wealth
| Grandpas Table

| The Lazy Farmer

| Who or What do we love more?

| The Three Types of People

| The Cat, the Partridge and the Hare

| Birbals Wisdom

| The Travelers and The Plane Tree

| Boys Job Appraisal

| Birbal caught the Thief

| Five More Minutes

| The Kite without a thread

| Lesson Learned

| The Wet Pants

| Cycle of Evil

| The Farmer and the Snake

| A Man with a Lamp

| The King and Macaw Parrots

| A friend in need is a friend indeed.

| A Town Mouse and A Country Mouse

| Rose for Mother

| The Praying Hands

| One who read the future

| Always let your boss have the first say

| Crows in the Kingdom

| The Dreaming Priest

| Information Please

| Why Should I feel Bad?

| Two Frogs

| Baby Camel and Mother

| The Eternal Bond of Brother and Sister

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| Always let your boss have the first say

| The Man and the Lion

| The Needy King and a Sage

| The Pot of the Wit

| Wealth without a Value

| The Eagle and the Woodcutter

| The Wild Doves

| The Swan and the Owl

| Zeus and the Potsherds

| The Wise Old Man

| Having a Best Friend

| A Soldiers Story

| Never to Give Up

| Looking at Mirror

| Lazy Donkey

| Controlling Temper

| Gift from Daughter

| Father and the Donkey

| The Seven Ravens

| Rodney Rhino's weekend Plans

| Sunny Days Favourite Sounds

| The Easter Story

| Simple Life Rules

| Ramu and the Mangoes

| Greedy Motu Mal

| The Snowdrop

| The Last Pearl

| The Fountain of Youth

| The Naughty Clock Winder

| The Magic Turtle

| The First Messenger

| The Cold Planet

| The Loss of Treasure

| The Turtle and the Monkey

| The Friend's Pot

| The Loss of Treasure

| Stubborn Goats

| Birbals Khichri (Rice)

| The Fox and the Grapes

| Boys Weakness

| The Rabbit and the Turtle

| The Rabbit and the Turtle

| Pundit and Rich Man

| The Best Practice Ever

| Love is in the Air

| Lost and Found

| The Pet Shop

| The Story of Eklavya

| Greedy Motu Mal

| Kimberly's Acting

| Language Confusion

| Nicole's Drums

| Sean and the Birthday Cake

| What are You Talking About?

| Emily's Secret

|  April's Month

| A Surprise from Australia

| The Clever Student

| Kalpana Sarojs life

|  PUBS AND THEIR SIGNS

| A Silly Science Experiment

| The story of the skyscraper

| Adaptation

| Pea Blossom

| Mistaken Gifts

| Jesus' Twelve Friends

| The Easter Story

| Angus the Tartan Goat

| Yankee Doodle

| The Boy in the Paper Boat

| The First Voyage

| The Golden Bird

|  The cold planet

| Opportunity

| Kimberly's Acting

| In Heaven

|  Act like the Others







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| Too Tiny for Tea

Too Tiny for Tea


Marty Mckay was already five years old, but he was still the baby of the family.


"Can I have some tea too?" Marty asked his mother. She drank her tea from a beautiful cup and stirred it with a silver spoon.


"No, Marty. You're too young to drink tea."


"But, why?" Marty asked.


"Because your fingers are too tiny to hold the cup. And tea is too hot for you, baby."


"I'm not a baby," Marty said. "I'm five-and-a-half."


Marty went out to the yard. His brother Ralph was playing basketball.


"Can I play too?" Marty asked. Ralph bounced the ball up and and down under Marty's nose and then threw it into the basket.


"No Marty, you're too young to play basketball."


"But, why?" Marty asked.


"Because the basket is too high for you to reach. And the ball is too big for your tiny baby hands," Ralph said.


"I'm not a baby," Marty said. "I'm five and three quarters."


Marty went into the kitchen. His sister Jane was getting ready to ride her bicycle to the candy store.


"Can I go to the store to buy candy?" Marty asked Jane. He could feel the wind in his hair and the candy on his tongue.


"No, you're too young to go to the store," Jane said.


"But why?" Marty asked.


"Because the store is too far for you to ride to. And your baby bike is too slow."


"I'm not a baby," Marty said. "I'm nearly six."


"Six?" Jane laughed. "You just turned five!"


Marty sat on the grass and watched his sister ride away on her bike. He started to cry. Marty's father was washing the car. He heard a tiny cry and went to find out what was wrong.


"Why are you crying?" Marty's father asked.


"Because I'm too tiny to do anything. I wish I weren't the youngest one."


"Be careful what you wish for," his father said.


Just then, Marty's mother came out to bring Marty's dad his tea. She patted her belly and smiled.


"We're going to have another baby," his mother said.


"And that means you're going to be a big brother," his father said.


"But, I'm too tiny to be a big brother," Marty said. "I'm just a baby!"




Previously Shared Stories, 

Enjoy Reading;


| Bond of Love and the Truth

| The Circle of Good Deed

| The Seven Wonders

| The Frog in Hot Water

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| The Bridge

| Your Chance of a Greater Good

| Act of Kindness and Goodwill

| Happiness and Sorrow

| Developing a Relationship

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| The Needs and Desires

| The Ant and The Dove

| The Lion and a Clever Fox

| Sometimes Just let it be

| Choose Your Words Wisely

| Hundred Gold Coins & Birbal

| Farmers Well & Witty Birbal

| Tenali Rama and the Brinjal Curry

| How long can you keep hatred in your heart?

| Appreciation of Hard Work

| Little Boys Meeting with God

| 100 Percent Love

| An Old Man Lived in the Village

| A Kings Painting

| This was bound to happen

| Wealth without a Value

| Learn to Appreciate

| Fox and The Goat

| The Golden Egg

| Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow

| The Three Questions

| The Old Man and the Three Young Men

| The Bear and The Two Friends

| Think Before You Judge

| Georgie Porgie

| A Wise Old Owl

| Baa Baa Black Sheep

| Beg Your Pardon Mrs Hardin

| A limit of your Kindness

| The Man and The Little Cat

| The False Human Belief

| Making Relations Special

| The Monkey and The Crocodile

| The Wicked Barbers Plight

| The Wooden Bowl

| Smartest Man in the World

| The Little Mouse

| Helping Others

| Fear vs Respect

| Little Boys Love for his Family

| Unity is Strength

| The Pig and The Sheep

| Father Son Conversation

| Whats for Dinner

| The Poor Mans Wealth
| Grandpas Table

| The Lazy Farmer

| Who or What do we love more?

| The Three Types of People

| The Cat, the Partridge and the Hare

| Birbals Wisdom

| The Travelers and The Plane Tree

| Boys Job Appraisal

| Birbal caught the Thief

| Five More Minutes

| The Kite without a thread

| Lesson Learned

| The Wet Pants

| Cycle of Evil

| The Farmer and the Snake

| A Man with a Lamp

| The King and Macaw Parrots

| A friend in need is a friend indeed.

| A Town Mouse and A Country Mouse

| Rose for Mother

| The Praying Hands

| One who read the future

| Always let your boss have the first say

| Crows in the Kingdom

| The Dreaming Priest

| Information Please

| Why Should I feel Bad?

| Two Frogs

| Baby Camel and Mother

| The Eternal Bond of Brother and Sister

| Dont let anyone steal your dreams.

| Always let your boss have the first say

| The Man and the Lion

| The Needy King and a Sage

| The Pot of the Wit

| Wealth without a Value

| The Eagle and the Woodcutter

| The Wild Doves

| The Swan and the Owl

| Zeus and the Potsherds

| The Wise Old Man

| Having a Best Friend

| A Soldiers Story

| Never to Give Up

| Looking at Mirror

| Lazy Donkey

| Controlling Temper

| Gift from Daughter

| Father and the Donkey

| The Seven Ravens

| Rodney Rhino's weekend Plans

| Sunny Days Favourite Sounds

| The Easter Story

| Simple Life Rules

| Ramu and the Mangoes

| Greedy Motu Mal

| The Snowdrop

| The Last Pearl

| The Fountain of Youth

| The Naughty Clock Winder

| The Magic Turtle

| The First Messenger

| The Cold Planet

| The Loss of Treasure

| The Turtle and the Monkey

| The Friend's Pot

| The Loss of Treasure

| Stubborn Goats

| Birbals Khichri (Rice)

| The Fox and the Grapes

| Boys Weakness

| The Rabbit and the Turtle

| The Rabbit and the Turtle

| Pundit and Rich Man

| The Best Practice Ever

| Love is in the Air

| Lost and Found

| The Pet Shop

| The Story of Eklavya

| Greedy Motu Mal

| Kimberly's Acting

| Language Confusion

| Nicole's Drums

| Sean and the Birthday Cake

| What are You Talking About?

| Emily's Secret

|  April's Month

| A Surprise from Australia

| The Clever Student

| Kalpana Sarojs life

|  PUBS AND THEIR SIGNS

| A Silly Science Experiment

| The story of the skyscraper

| Adaptation

| Pea Blossom

| Mistaken Gifts

| Jesus' Twelve Friends

| The Easter Story

| Angus the Tartan Goat

| Yankee Doodle

| The Boy in the Paper Boat

| The First Voyage

| The Golden Bird

|  The cold planet

| Opportunity

| Kimberly's Acting

| In Heaven

|  Act like the Others







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