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 30, 2005

Happy Day! Feel better?

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Today the boys and I decided to treat mom to a special dinner and
goodies. We told her to go out to the pool and swim with sons #3
and 4, while sons #1 and 2 helped me make dinner. We decided on
chicken caesar salad. Son #1 tried his hand at BBQ’ing the chicken,
son #2 cut the watermelon and cooked the corn on the cob, while I
did the salad and croutons. But it didn’t turn out very well. Son
#2 broke a bowl, and later dropped sticky watermelon all over the
floor. Son #1 had 18 different questions about the grill, so I
finally went out to help him for a second. Meanwhile I burnt the
croutons. But, of course, my sweet wife said it was the best meal
she had all week. After dinner I asked sons #1 and 2 if they felt
good after working and serving someone else for a chance. They said
it was hard work but they felt really good after the work was done.
Then I said, “Yeah, mom does this every day for us. How do you
think that makes her feel?” Son #2 blurted out, without missing a
beat, “I’ll bet she has great conscience!”

Hmm... not quite the lesson I was trying to teach.

Anyway, have a safe 4th of July. (And you folks from other countries
have a great 4th of July too!)

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

Reader Comment Section:

Hey Marty,
I've sure gotten a kick out of the photo's you put up on your blog
site. My favorite one is the "Car Ride". I used to use a different
version of the Car Ride--when my daughter was about 6 months old
she was having a hard time going to sleep, so we'd take her for a
ride around the neighborhood. She'd be fast asleep in about 2
~J.G. in California

[Wow, how do you keep a sleeping 6 month old strapped to the hood
of your car?]


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