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.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Broken Legs and Bobbing for Toddlers

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Thursday, June 02, 2005

First a funny;
We’ve been talking about buying another above ground swimming pool.
The boys have agreed to put some money in, and we’re negotiating
with a lady at work to buy her unused one. So, talk around the
house has been all about swimming pools this week. Today my sweet
wife was looking for son #4. After several minutes she found him
out in the back yard, standing in 5 gallon tub we use for bobbing
apples at Halloween. It was full of water, his clothes were strewn
all around the tub, and he was jumping up and down having a great

“WHAT on EARTH are you doing running around with no clothes on
boy?!” my sweet wife yelled at him.

He looked at her and said, “I’m NOT ...running around... mom!”


So, anyway, life is so full of ups and downs. One of my sisters in
law who has been sick for years finally was diagnosed with a
treatable rare disease that affects less than 1/10 of 1% of the
population. Good news!

Now the not so good news. Last night my sweet wife was at a church
meeting (some meeting, they were getting their toe and finger nails
done, massages and other beauty pampering stuff). Anyway, while I
was typing last night’s JOTD issue, I heard Buddy, our 4 1/2 month
old pup yelping outside. It sounded bad. As I ran upstairs, all
four boys followed.

As near as we can figure Buddy was running and stepped his left
hind leg in a hole. He twisted and spiral fractured his leg, badly.
When the vet told us how bad it was, we asked how much. I couldn’t
believe it. He said it was a thousand bucks for surgery, pins,
rods, etc. etc. Man, it hurts just typing that. We only had 2
options, and we chose expensive one. A thousand bucks is more than
when son #2 broke his arm several months ago.

Hmm... We’ve put the pool on hold for now.

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

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