It was her job to name it. She wanted the name to be perfect, but every name she tried sounded wrong.
“All right Mia, I am done, you have to go back the house now.” her Dad called.
Mia sighed and went inside. “Mom, I can’t think of a name for the calf!”
She whined as she helped set the table for breakfast.
“What if I help?" her Mom offered,
" No. I want to think of it by myself."
"Alright, I hope you think of one."
Mia sighed and sat down for breakfast.
For the rest of the day as she played, she thought of a name for the calf.
After lunch she helped her mom bring water to the boys who were in the field. Her oldest brother Tom was teaching Mark how to drive the tractor. They seemed to be enjoying themselves!
“We got water!" Mia called to them,
“Hey, did you name the calf?"
"No, all the names I think of you guys have used."
"What if we help?"Mark asked,
"No I want to do it myself."she said
"While you think you could pick the flowers that are at the edge of the field over there."Tom suggested. Mia smiled and went to get some.
After helping Mom bring the cups and pitcher home, she went to the porch where she could see the calf and still be a safe distance away, and started to make a flower chain with the flowers she got.
A little while later she watch as the boys put the tractor away, and did the chores.
“Mia, do you want to pet the calf will Tom milks?”Mark asked
Mia jumped up and followed him to the calf pen.
As she pet her, the calf started to eat her flowers.
“Stop it it's my necklace not foo…...Mark I found a name!” Mia said excitedly
“You did! What is it?”
“Daisy! See she likes them!”
“That's great! It’s the perfect name, she look's like one.”
Mark smiled to see her enthusiasm. Mia giggled as she felt the calf's tongue as it ate the flowers out of her hand.
At dinner that night she told her parents the name.
"That's a great name Mia! And you thought of it all by yourself."They praised her.
Dad pulled her on his lap,"I'm glad you thought of it all by yourself, but remember that sometimes it's all right to ask for help."
Mia nodded. Later when Tom fed the calf, he called her her new, perfect name.