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Sunday, August 08, 2004

parental pride

inspired by maria
http://thegirlwithin.blogspot.com/2004/08/tales-of-potty.html

as i was reading "tales of potty", i could not help but to wonder what it would be like to run into that child.. say twenty some years from now at his wedding. i would imagine conversation would go something like this...

me: hey, there you are,little fellow. congratulations! ... you know, i remember when your mom told the whole world about tales of your potty training.
isaiah: ummm. yes sir.
me: yup, your mommy was so proud that you were able to finally take an aim and pee freely.
isaiah: this is so embarassing.
me: and look at you now, all grown up. getting married, got your doctors degree. who would have thought that little booger who could hardly pee correctly would be such a success.
isaiah: oh my god...
me: yup, the whole community of bloggers are proud of you, son...

:-) i hope i didn't embarass you, maria. i am just being silly.

anyhoo, i have a similar story in my past. i was 13 years old when i had my appedix removed. after the operation, my parents sat by my hospital bed with hopes of successful outcome. the doctor told them that it would be a good sign if i finally .... um. .. how should i say this, okay, generated flatulence because that meant everything was working properly. so, when i finally ripped a loud one... okay, at this point i would like to explain something here. i was under heavy sedation, and this, by no means, is my normal public behavior. how i imparted such ferocity and vigor upon the public with complete disregard for environmental disruption and hazard is still beyond my comprehesion. now, back to the story. anyway, so when i did that, my parents applauded and jumped up and down in joy. oh, what a moment that was. as difficult and painful it was for me to laugh, i couldn't help but to laugh at all of this. i still laugh about it.

for my proud mom and dad, i love you. and if your sons and daughters are too embarassed now to say it, i will say it for them. just think of me as your son or your daughter who is not as attractive as your own, and little bit creepy... i love you, mom. i love you, dad.

it has also given me an idea. what if... you know, when people sneeze, we say "bless you". what if we start applauding when people farted in public, and this becomes an accepted practice. just a thought....

3 Comments:

Blogger Suzanne said...

Larry,
I read your post to Maria and the whole "potty" thing. I'm
Suzanne...perhaps you recall. Isaiah is my grandson! Don't worry
it helps to have a great sense of humor about these things and
you carry that out well! :) Maria will most likely thoroughly
enjoy your responses! Oh and by the way, God bless you for any and all things that may escape from you! Excuse the pun! :)
PS We'll let you know how things progress, dear!

August 9, 2004 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

I'm flattered my silly nonsense post motivated you so much! You know it might not be such a bad world if people applauded such things as farting in public!

Someday I am positive all my boys will seek their revenge for the humiliitation I put them through! I can see Isaiah all grown up having that conversation with you and now I can not stop laughing long enough to type! :)

August 9, 2004 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger hebrewhammer said...

heh heh, larry larry larry. nice man, i gotta read that one over and over again, freaking hilarious, i wish i could fart in public, oh wait...heh heh heh, nevermind.

August 11, 2004 at 2:12 PM  

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