Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Blessing For Ya...!

Being Sunday and all, I thought I would share this little story with you.

It shows just how literally kids take things. Plus it has just a bit of humor in it1

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.

The neighbor 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 the whole 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 just 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!'

Here's hoping that you have Shirley Goodness and Marcy following you all this next week!

Now, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit. OK?


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Wonderful :-) :-) :-)
Thanks for the laugh!
have a great day now!

Rae said...

Cute. I loved it.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Glad you enjoyed it, my friend! You have a great day as well!

Thank you for coming by today!

Hey Rae...
Glad you found some humor in the story!

I do appreciate you coming by today!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

I definitely need it. Thanks for another great lesson.

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One
I enjoyed that very much.
Thank You and coffee on the patio sounds wonderful I will bring some fresh ground coffee to the table.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mechanic...
Don't we all, my friend? Don't we all!

Hey, buddy...I appreciate you coming by today!

Hey JoJo...
Really good to see you this morning, sweetie!

Been waiting for some more pictures from the exploring trips. Found anything exciting yet?

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Ben in Texas said...

Awww, From the mouths of babes comes pearls of simple wisdom :-)
although maybe somewhat slanted.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ben...
Young ones do have a special way of hearing what we say...not sure but I'm thinking that sometimes their way is the better one!

Thanks for coming over today, my friend!

chinasyndrome said...

Jim,that was Great.I hope Shirley follows you buddy.


Tatersmama said...

How sweet! And I sure hope that Shirley Goodnest and Marcy follow you all the days of your life...
Now where's that coffee? I just got a child on the bus, and I'm ready for a chance to sit down!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Happy Sunday to you too, HJ. Good one for the weekend smile.

Anonymous said...

Well, there ya go. That Shirley person must be awful busy, cos there's a lot of people that need following out there.

Great story, love those charmers from the kids.