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, February 27, 2006

2/27 - Jumping as high as a plane

Monday, February 27, 2006

I told you a few weeks ago to stay tuned, and I would tell you
about our trip to the Make-a-wish “wishing place”
( http://martysjotd.blogspot.com/2006/01/124-casting-error.html )
Well, they granted son #4 a wish to go to Disney World with the
whole family. (With some coaxing from his brothers, just days
before his choice...) But he seemed genuinely happy with the wish.

But, a week ago Sunday, one of the wish grantors came by the house
to deliver some stuff. They brought him some small toys to open,
one a week, until his wish date. They also brought him a special
Make-a-wish hat that only ‘wish kids’ get. It’s got a picture of
Aladdin on it, and he loves it. He wears that thing all the time,
and won’t even take it off when he goes to bed. (Even though he
doesn’t know who Aladdin is. Apparently we haven’t kept up with
the Disney indoctrination in a timely manner.)

Anyway, when she pulled out our itinerary she told us the dates
that we’re leaving, and then said, “You’ll get on the plane at
7:50AM...” and that’s all it took. Son #4’s eyes got really big
and he yelled, “I GET TO GO ON A PLANE! Yahoo!!” then he started
jumping up and down on the couch, “I get to go on a plane!”

Ahh... there’ll certainly be more than that little one...

For those of you who get this as email...
Enjoy today’s Jokes!
p.s. For those of you who missed it last week, here’s the feel
good story of the basketball kid from last week.


Reader Comment Section:

Loved the photo blog, especially the Va Va Voom photo. Wow. (Boy,
is she going to get you for that!) But that's how I remember her
from high school, but you wouldn't let anyone else date her!

[You know old friend, I knew even back then, what a catch I had!]

Georgous picture of your 'sweet wife' that was taken for her
birthday! And by the way, yes we Canadians DO have the internet!
You may have wanted to build igloos but we don't live in any! At
least not in the few houses around where I live. I obviously live
in Canada but I don't know where Justin is!
~Paulette D.

[And here are the captions for our first caption contest from the
picture on the blogsite. (http://martysjotd.blogspot.com]

Is this all we get for dinner, Big Daddy?
~#1 Mom

Do they expect us to eat every single one of these crackers?
~Serena S. from NC

"Watch this first... "
~Bob B.

Good morning! I looked at that cute picture, and the first thought
that came to mind was, with all those you-have-got-to-be-kidding-
me expressions, was, "You want us to build THAT with these
Have a great weekend!
~Diane W.

Hello Marty,
I love your stories, keep it up! Here's one for the caption
contest :
Can we eat now? Can we eat now? CAN WE EAT NOW???
Hugo R.
Montreal QC, Canada

[Thanks all who sent in suggestions!]


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