"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Friday, January 25, 2013

Dressing a child

Thanks to TK for this... It's got to make you smile!
The Winter Boots 
 
( Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this) 
 
Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her reception class pupils put on his 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 correct 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 got the boots off when he said, 'They're my brother's boots. My Mum 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 will be eligible for parole in three years.
 
 

6 comments:

The Owl Wood said...

Did I hear correctly that the child was found upside down in a bin outside waggling his bare feet in the air and gagging on mittens?

Cro Magnon said...

This is the real reason why the Guillotine was invented!

Jennyta said...

Sounds reasonable to me, Owl Wood. ;)

Jennyta said...

You could be right, Cro. :)

elaine rickett said...

Hilarious - made me laugh - children huh!

Jennyta said...

Indeed, Elaine!

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