Sunday, May 10, 2009

your mom

Here's a post for all the mothers that read my blog. My sister Annie passed this story on to me about a year ago - we have no idea who wrote it or where it came from, but it's FANTASTIC. Enjoy.

A Mother's Day Story

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 a 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 trying 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."

And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was 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.


Happy Mother's Day!!!


  1. Haha! And what was the answer? :)

  2. ROFLMBO!!! Oh my Jessie, that story was hilarious. Seriously, there are few things funnier in life than a cat's butt! Or any animal butt that is 'out there' for people to view. HAHA

  3. Ok I don't remember giving you that story. Are you sure it was me?

  4. I still have the original email, silly.