Just a funny that came to me in an e-mail this morning, thought I would share because it made me laugh. Have that beautiful and most wonderful day, Cindi
The Ellen Show was on and someone saw her read this submission to a contest from a viewer:
> > 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 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 cats butt.