Monday, February 25, 2008

A Joke from my Friend Tamera

A cup of Tea... One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me. I was maybe 2 1/2 - 3 years old. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a gift and it was one of my favorite toys. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home. My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!' My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up. Then she says to him, 'Did it ever occur to you that the only place that baby can reach to get water is the toilet?'

1 comment:

Layla said...

I am sure you've heard this one. Ellen DeGeneres read this story on her show last Mother's Day. No need to post it...just wanted to share it with you. Have a great day.

So, we had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who
just recently died. Jack was a great cat and the kids
would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever
bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day
long on this mat in our bathroom.

Well, we have 3 kids and at the time of this story
they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The
middle one is Eli. Eli really loves chapstick. LOVES
IT. He kept asking to use my chapstick and then
losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in
the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use
it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right
back in the drawer when he was done.

Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the
typical rush around and try to get ready for Church
with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are
fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying
to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting
on my make-up. Everything is a mess and everyone has
long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor
me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally have the older one and the baby loaded
in the car and I am looking for Eli. I have searched
everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into
the bathroom. And there was Eli. He was applying my
chapstick very carefully to Jack's . . . rear end.
Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped." Now
if you have a cat, you know that he is right--their
little butts do look pretty chapped. And, frankly,
Jack didn't seem to mind.

And the only question to really ask at that point
was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that
to the cat's behind or the hundredth.

And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever
because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try
to civilize these glorious little creatures, there
will always be that day when you realize they've been
using your chapstick on the cat's butt.