Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Pants and Shotguns

Monday, October 18, 2004

Saturday turned out to be a really busy day. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a one-on-one Saturday with any of the boys. (Except last week when I took son #2 hunting). I couldn’t remember if it was son #3 or son #4’s Saturday, so I decided to split the day between the two of them. After coming up with a wonderful plan for the day, I remembered the young men and young women at our church had planned trap shooting local gun club. Son #1 and I were supposed to be there at 3:30.

I figured I better hustle to get everything done. As I jumped in the shower, I told son #4 to get ready to go. When I was dressed and heading out the door, son #4 came running out and said, “ok, let’s go!” I looked at him and smiled. I told him he couldn’t go yet because he wasn’t dressed. (He only had a t-shirt, underwear, and socks on.) I said, “If you hurry and get dressed, you can still come with.” (that usually gets them running)

In he ran back in the house as fast as his little legs would carry him, and then came running back out. He didn’t have any more clothes on, but said, “Here dad, put these on” and handed me two shoes.

He finally did get all of the way dressed and we had a good time. Then I took son #3 to the dollar store and a garage sale. We didn’t have time for much else, because it was time to take son #1 trap shooting.

I was a little nervous with 20 teenagers and 9 shotguns, but after much instruction we had a great time. I even impressed myself by killing a bunch of innocent clay pigeons.

Son #1 had a little different experience. He shot a 20 gage single shotgun, and even hit a few. But on his first shot, he held the butt of the gun firmly on his upper arm, not his shoulder. So he was a little sore there the rest of the day.

We all had fun on Saturday and came back in once piece.

And... Enjoy today’s Jokes!

p.s. Remember, to read ‘just the stories’ go to http://martysjotd.blogspot.com

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