Friday, January 05, 2007

Cowboy Boots

Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping one of her
kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots? He asked for help and she could see
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
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
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
pullthe 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 will be eligible for parole in three years.

Thanks Ralph B.

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