Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Happy Mother's Day! (too funny story)

The only moment a 2 yr old is still
My Nephew I was tending 2 days this weekend

Have you had any moments like this?
Mother's Day Story
The Ellen Show was on and she read this submission to a contest from a viewer:
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.
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 then I decided I really didn't want to know...
THAT is a favorite Mother's Day moment because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try, there will always be that day when you realize they've been using your chapstick on the cat's butt.
Happy Mother's Day!

3 comments:

nikko said...

Eeewww!! That is gross! My boys are also enamored with chapstick. ;o)

lovemycottagegarden said...

Thanks! Ha Ha I truly needed a laugh.

Musimommy said...

Ha!! That was great! It reminds me of the time Joseph (my brother) used my toothbrush to get something out of the toilet and I found out after I used it again. I was initiated into motherhood early by my siblings. :)