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Mothers Day Tale

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Willy 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 this mat in our bathroom. Well we have 4 kids and at the time of this story they were 18 years old, 16 years old 5 years old and 1 year old. The second youngest is Will. Will 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 around and try 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 dress 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 ones and the baby loaded in the car and I am looking for Will. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Will. He was applying my Chapstick very carefully to Willy's . . .rear end. Will looked right into my eyes and said "Willy's butt is chapped." Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right -- their little bottoms do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Willy didn't seem to mind. And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Will 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.

This is not really my story I adapted it from a forwarded e-mail...Yes it is a true story...butt, I mean but, no it's not mine.

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