* ill fated children …

Posted on February 25th, 2010 by melinda in my not so normal family

Once upon a time in the land of Bethlehem a little boy and little girl were being raised by their parents.  Their parents did an excellent job of parenting and the children seldom if ever needed discipline.  (please excuse me while I acknowledge that I just straight out lied to you … moving on).  The children closely resembled little angels.  But one day, the little boy and little girl decided it would be a good plan to misbehave in church.  They were well aware of the fact that misbehaving in church was a worse sin than running buck naked thru the public square, but their mama was in the choir and they were willing to take their chances with their daddy.  It was a fifty fifty shot.  They wiggled, they squirmed, they talked out loud during the sermon.  They got the look from their daddy.  Then they got the ever popular leg pinch and then it happened … their daddy leaned over and quietly told them “when I get you home I am going to whip you both”. 

The little girl, being the wiser of the two wee ones, instantly reformed her evil ways.  The little boy followed along.  Church ended and the wayward children were transported home.  Most likely in the back window of floor board of  the car without the benefit of seat belts.  Upon arriving home, the little girl dutifully attached herself to her mama’s heels … helping fix lunch, eating quietly at the table, using her best manners.  The little boy did the same.  The wheels were turning quickly in the little girls head, she figured she was well on her way to her daddy forgetting his need to beat her behind for misbehaving.  She was going to be saved!  Not a word had been mentioned about their impending doom.  And then, out of nowhere the unthinkable happened.  The little boy sold his sister right down the river.  He looks right at his daddy and says “Daddy, are you gonna go ahead and whoop us so we can go play now” … Whaaaa?   Did that just really happen?  I think their mother nearly fainted.  I’m very certain that the little girl did.  What was the dad to do?  Either be a liar or whoop um!  Those were his two choices.  Can you guess which option he chose? 

The lesson to be learned here is … duct tape your little brothers mouth if you are ever trying to suck up to your daddy!  Some rules should just never change!


2 Comments on “* ill fated children …”

  1. Marjorie Markham

    This is so funny. Oh the days when kids actually got what was promised and still came out good.

  2. Nancy

    Well, I can assure you that he has learned over the years to NOT throw his fellow peers under the bus as he knows he will be launched under the next passing one without much thought. It seems you have taught him well & I hope that he was the one to get ‘wupped’ (not familar with that term, so forgive the spelling) since he brought it up. At least that is how your ‘little’ brother gets treated today :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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