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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Can I go now dad?

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

They found him! I’m sure you’ve seen it on CNN or MSNBC, but they
found the 11-year-old Boy Scout in the mountains. Here is a couple
of things that didn’t make it all the way to the national news. He
was at the Varsity Big Event. It used to be called the Mountain Man
Rendezvous back when I used to go to them as a Boy Scout Varsity
Coach (14-16 year olds Scouts). This is a camp was for that aged
boy. This 11-year old was a friend of another boy and his father
who helped organize the event, so he got invited as a guest, not in
a troop.

The Big Event camps are the best camps I’ve been to. They have black power rifle shooting, Indian tee-pees (Lodges) beads to trade, furs, tomahawk throwing, and all the mountain man stuff. I really like those camps. Families are welcome to come too. I even have a photo of 18 month old son #1 and me, in my mountain man get-up way back when...

Anyway, my favorite bit in today’s news was;

“The sheriff said that after eating some food and drinking some
water, the boy asked to play a video game on the cell phone of one
of the volunteers who had been searching for him.”

I thought that sounded just like my boys. I’ve been really worried
about taking the Scouts up to camp this year (Same camp area) and
thought a lot about son #2, who is the same age as the Hawkins boy
they found. So, when I got home I called son #2 upstairs to talk to
him. He was busy playing games, and was using his time on the time
scout monitor. [www.time-scout.com]. I sat him down, told him that
they found the boy, and that he was son #2’s age. I gave him a few
pointers if he ever got lost, and told him how much I’d miss him. I
put my arm around him, hugged him and said, “I love you...” He
said, “Yeah, thanks dad. Can I go play now?”

The little snot. So much for a tender father-son moment. (grin)

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

Reader Comment Section:

Dear Marty
How does #1 Mom come up with all the really good ones! And Yes
missing Mondays should be a reason to have her call you on it. Take
care, and don't forget to have your ice cream today!

...I love your e-zine. Sometimes it reminds me not to kill my kids
because their "silly" stunts may be "normal" when compared to your
boys. Keep up the good work.
~Dave C.

[But I thought my kids ~were~ normal!]


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