Thursday, February 14, 2008


This is going around in emails. Thought I'd add it to here, just because it's so darn funny.

To all those who have taught or been involved with children...enjoy!And, anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this.

The Cowboy Boots
Did you hear about the Michigan 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 grace 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'll be eligible for parole in three years.

P.S. I sure hope you weren't picturing one of my sweet little innocent children when you were reading that. LOL


Jessica said...

That was cute!!

I linked over to your blog from a recent comment you left over on mine! Thank you for visiting!!!

One of my dear friends is also in a wheelchair, and she has raised and home-schooled 3 children. That is wonderful that God has blessed you with 6!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. God Bless!

Lucille said...

Ha, ha - that was cute and I had NOT seen that before!

Thanks for your comments - I hope to be back online more regularly now.

"see you" soon!

utmomof5 said...

Funny!!! That story is why I will never be a Kindergarten teacher. =)


Damama T said...

Kids are sooooo cute. When they are someone elses! I'm surprised it didn't end with her getting an award for most patient teacher of the year! LOL!

Glad to see you over at my corner of the world. Can't believe I haven't been here since the baby's birthday. Now I have some catching up to do, don't I! xoxoxo