Once there were five little toes. Well, one of them was big but altogether they were little because they lived on a baby. All the toes were jealous of each other. The little toe wanted to be like the big toe because it got to do all the fun stuff. The big toe wanted to be like the one next to it because it had less to do. And the two toes in the middle were so much alike that they wanted to be like each other.
All the toes did all day was get shoved into booties, ruffled around in blankets and stare at the ceiling arguing amongst each other. Because the toes were fighting so frequently, the baby couldn't do much getting around. So the baby had to talk with the toes. He asked the toes what they were so upset about and they explained that they were jealous of each other for all the different reasons we went over before. And that they were bored because they had nothing to do but look up at the ceiling and bicker. So the baby told the toes that if they worked together, they would see how much they could actually do and how far they could go. Not only would they see more of the world and allow the baby to see more of the world too but each toe would learn how important their fellow toes were and also how important it was individually. So the toes made a deal with the baby, they would try working together and if it worked, they would keep it that way. After all, seeing more of what this world has to offer was more appealing to each toe than ceilings and bickering.
So the toes worked together and lo and behold the baby began to walk. Out into the garden the baby walked, into the sand box and even into the ocean. The toes were ecstatic and they learned how important they were to each other and the baby and the general notion of pushing things forward. After that the toes never argued except when one of them was cranky. When this happened, the baby would stub the problem toe like the back end of a ticket. And after that, everyone worked together again and all of the toes as well as the baby were happy as clams.