A Mother's Day Funny

by sarahmfry, May 09, 2007
I'm not huge on forwards, but I got this email today that gave me a much-needed belly laugh. Hope you enjoy it, and that no one is offended. Don't know who this original story happened to....But what mom can't relate at least a little?

Why My Lips Stayed Chapped on Mother's Day

"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 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. And 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 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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