It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Sunday Toss-off

You can expect more tales of the tots tomorrow, when I’m back to work, but for now those of you who appreciate yer pint now and then might get a chuckle from thisbr>

March 5, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Good News!

This is a joke (though it has the ring of authenticity to it, not the least because I think the dad is being a Big Meanie to refuse his kids their mother’s company in a scary storm just because he’s coming home that night…) But it’s funny!!

Several years ago, I returned home from a trip just when a storm hit, with crashing thunder and severe lightning. As I came into my bedroom about 2 a.m., I found my two children in bed with my wife, Emily, apparently scared by the loud storm. I resigned myself to sleeping in the guest bedroom that night. The next day, I talked to the children, and explained that it was o.k. to sleep with Mom when the storm was bad, but when I was expected home, please don’t sleep with Mom that night. They said OK.

After my next trip several weeks later, Emily and the children picked me up in the terminal at the appointed time. Since the plane was late, everyone had come into the terminal to wait for my plane’s arrival, along with hundreds of other folks waiting for their arriving passengers. As I entered the waiting area, my son saw me, and came running shouting, “Hi, Dad! I’ve got some good news!”

“What’s the good news?”

“Nobody slept with Mommy while you were away this time!” Philip shouted.

The airport became very quiet, as everyone in the waiting area looked at Philip, then turned to me, and then searched the rest of the area to see if they could figure out exactly who his mom was.

March 5, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 Comments