Saturday, June 05, 2010

Sunday Funnies

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe.

So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her. She said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he knew. She did this for a week.

As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally she said to Timmy, “Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?”

Timmy nonchalantly replied, ”Yeah, I know who she is.”

The little girl said, “Well, who is she?”

“That's Shirley Goodnest,” Timmy replied, “and her daughter Marcy.”

“Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us?”

“Well,” Timmy explained, “every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!”

(Thanks to Rachel)


Blogger Cliff said...


5:41 AM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

Good for Rachel. I can't stop laughing. It's just too good.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Lanny said...

Oh that was sweet! To have Shirley Goodnest and Marcy follow in person, how comforting is that!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Janell said...

Sirley and Marcy, huh? I wondered who that was back there.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

A booo from Cliff. Shame on him! I thought it was cute then and now!!!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Paul Nichols said...

Our oldest daughter's name is Marcie. We've told this story 'about her' a few times. Especially when she was just a tyke. She rolls her eyes now, when she hears it.

5:43 AM  

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