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#7131 Wings Over The Mountains of Life
Why My Lips Stayed Chapped On Mother's Day
So, we had this great cat named Jack and the kids would carry
him around 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
And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it
was the 1st time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the
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.
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May 13, '07
Happy Mother's Day to anyone with kids, pets, spouse or any other assorted ones for whom you care!!
Thanks for the laugh, Zoe
! That appeared in my email this week too! As we discussed it at work, a coworker related: When her kids were 2 and 3, they were playing on the floor, while the greyhound dog lay nearby, while she worked in the kitchen. She glanced up to find the dog looking her way with the most puzzling look on its face, as if saying, "Mom, NOW what do I do???" Then she noticed that her youngest had his finger inserted in the dog's anus, and the child repeated, "Hole. Hole." "Yes, that's a hole, honey," she said, and I believe she redirected him (after a little washing up), lol!!! Kids!!!!
, I love your avatar!
We had a nice lunch with mil on Sat, gave her cards (some I bought at the Anne Geddes shop in Downtown Disney; you know, the cards with the babies sleeping in flowers, dressed like ladybugs and fast asleep, etc. She loves those.
) . . had a good visit. Drove home, dropped the kids off at the theater (a friend's parent to drive them home post-movie), took off for a jam about 30 min away (in Claremont). Good jam, too: smallish. Fingers (callouses) on my left hand are hurtin' from playing guitar, lol! Just pulled in, and car is now unloaded (one guitar, three banjos, one dobro, two folding chairs, three instrument stands, microphone and stand and amp, and dh's "purse.").
Time to get to bed!
See you all later!
Last edit by dianah on May 13, '07
May 13, '07
(sorry, thought this was the good morning thread; didn't mean to bare my soul and dampen anyone's day.....)
Last edit by chris_at_lucas_RN on May 19, '07
: Reason: wrong thread?