Saturday, March 22, 2008

children are our reward

I am one of the biggest anit-forwarded-email people ever. HOWEVER...this one made me laugh out loud. Mostly because this sort of shenanigans takes child-parent combat to the very next level, and possibly the level after that. And by combat, I most certainly do not mean the hand-to-hand variety. Read on, You Needers Of A Good Laugh.

The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees had not phoned in sick one day. Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers, he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.


Is your daddy home? he asked.

Yes, whispered the small voice.

May I talk with him?

The child whispered, No.

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, Is your Mommy there?


May I talk with her?

Again the small voice whispered, No.

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, Is anybody else there?

Yes, whispered the child, a policeman.

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked, May I speak with the policeman?

No, he's busy, whispered the child.

Busy doing what?

Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman, came the whispered answer.

Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background through the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, What is that noise?

A helicopter, answered the whispering voice.

What is going on there?!?! demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.

Again, whispering, the child answered, The search team just landed a helicopter.

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, What are they searching for?

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle...

ME .


  1. Psalm 127
    3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

  2. So does that mean you want more in your quiver?

  3. Then you'd be really, really, really, really blessed.

  4. Oh my god, I performed that skit with my mother when i was about five years old at a church talent show. And yes, I'm on a commenting spree.


talk to me, people. because you know i get all giddy when you do.