(Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this one!)
Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping one of her
kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots?
He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him
pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on.
By the time they got the second boot on, she had worked up a sweat. She
almost cried when the little boy said,
"Teacher, They're on the wrong feet."
She looked, and sure enough, They were. It wasn't any easier pulling the
boots off than It was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as
together they worked to get the boots back on, this time on the right
He then announced, "These aren't my boots."
She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why
didn't you say so?", like she wanted to.
Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his
little feet. No sooner had they gotten the boots off when he said,
"They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear 'em."
Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But, she mustered up
what grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet
Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?"
Oh, I can relate!
And would somebody please tell me why parents buy GLOVES for small children? Have they ever spent 20 mins trying to dress 20 small children, trying to get 200 little fingers into GLOVES?? That's what MITTENS were made for!!
(I'll get off my soapbox now.....)