Jan 24, 2009

The Cowboy Boots

A friend sent me this cute story -i f you've ever dressed a child you'll enjoy it!

The Cowboy Boots

Have you heard 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 just 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 feet.

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 onto his feet again.

Helping him into his coat, she asked, 'Now, where are your mittens?' He said, 'I stuffed 'em into the toes of my boots.'

...the teacher will be eligible for parole in three years.

16 comments:

debbie said...

GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND FOR THE LAUGH....THAT WAS A HYSTERICAL STORY. I WILL HAVE TO SHARE IT WITH MY PRECIOUS DIL WHO TEACHES 4 YEAR OLDS...SHE DOES HAVE SOME STORIES TO TELL.
HUGS
debbie

Maggie R said...

What a great story,
Thanks for starting my day with an out loud chuckle!!!
((((hugs))))
Maggie
in southern ontario, Canada
peeking out from behind a snowbank!!!

Shelley said...

Cute story,,my little two yr old grandson Colton,loves his Cowboy boots. He is always wanting me to take a picture of them,on his feet of course...so sweet!

Have a blessed weekend,Shelley

ceekay said...

That is funny. Oh, how I wish I had a picture downloaded. It made me think of our son and clothes! I will try to scan it!

Liz said...

What a sweet story. Gave me a little chuckle this morning. : )

~Liz

grey like snuffie said...

That is too funny

Heather said...

lol, that's too funny!

A Hint of Home said...

What an adorable story. Sooooo sweet and true to life.

Pink Slippers said...

((((((laughing)))))

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

That was too funny! LOL! Thanks for the good story and laugh! ~hugs, Rhonda

Cori G. said...

Oh How darling. The poor little guy and the poor teacher.

Neabear said...

Oh my goodness! That was funny.

Technonana said...

I can so identify with this post!! and I have to laugh!! My grandson was taking riding lessons, and was required to wear boots, so his feet would fit in the stirups correctly. He wore boots borrowed from his cousin, and one day as his aunt KK was helping him put them on, he told her they weren't his, so she took them off of his feet, only to have him exclaim,"I need to wear them, she loaned them to me."

Sweetie said...

Hi Kathy, What a great story. I needed a good laugh!
Hugs,
Sweetie

justabeachkat said...

What a cute story...one that makes you picture it all in your mind.

Hugs!
Kat

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute story!

Katherine