Thursday, May 08, 2008

Put Your Boots On

'Tis a rarity that I do this. But I just had a good chuckle, thanks to this piece received from Carole (My Very Dear Elementary School Librarian, Friend of more than forty years.) So, I am sharing it with you. (A good chuckle is not something to be wasted ... or selfishly kept to oneself.) here 'tis ...

If you ever worked with little kids you will love this.

Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots? He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat.

She almost cried when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet." She looked, and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as, together, they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the right feet. He then announced, "These aren't my boots."

She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?", like she wanted to. Once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet. No sooner had they gotten the boots off when he said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear 'em."

Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But she mustered up what strength and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.

Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?" He said, "I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots."

(She will be eligible for parole in three years.)

("THANK YOU Carole!")


Classic Charm said...

Ha! Thanks for the laugh, this is a good one!

John-Michael said...

Good way to close the day, Eh Rose, My darlin'?

I bid You restful and peace-filled slumber.

Thank you for ((HUGS)) shared and Love shared as well.

lime said...

oh my stars, that is so reality based! too funny. :)

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Note to self: Read in the reader which doesn't play music. If you decide to reply... hit mute quickly!!! ;-)

I am betting you chuckle when you read the above note. **laughing**

This is a great funny. Thanks for the laugh.

John-Michael said...

Isn't it just too, too "just what a kid does" though!? Whoever wrote that bit has definitely "been there, done that."

'Love lovin' Ya' Lime, Sweetie!

John-Michael said...

I am humming, I am humming! And You can't stop your mind from generating the suggested tune n your head! I am in your head Beth! No mute button can save You now!! [evil, sinister chuckle][followed by silly, stupid grin]

Thanks for the fun, Sweetheart! I do enjoy, and Love the dickens out of You!

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