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Thursday, December 2, 2010



The joys of having girls. My mother taught me to read
when I was four years old (her first mistake). One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar. I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she was keeping ''napkins" in the bathroom. Didn't they belong in the kitchen?

Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she
told me that those were for special occasions (her second mistake).

Now fast forward a few months. It's Thanksgiving Day,
and my folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner.

Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone.
Mine was to set the table (her third mistake).

When they returned, my uncle came in first and
immediately burst into laughter. Next came his wife, who gasped, then, began giggling.

Next came my father, who roared with laughter. Then came
Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw the table decorated with the special occasion Kotex napkins at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tails in so they didn't hang off the edge!!

My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my
response sent the other adults into further fits of laughter.
But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!

"Life is too short for drama & petty things, so kiss
slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly, and for heaven's sake, use the Good Napkins whenever you can."


runningcaj said...

Oh that is a super, wonderful, fantastic story. I so needed to laugh like that this afternoon. Thanks friend.

Rose said...

just so cute story. thanks rose