Monday, January 9, 2012

Tear Jerker

Last week, I took my grand-children to a restaurant.
My six-year-old grand-son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. 
Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more 
if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert. And
liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, 
I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this 
country. Kids today don't even know how to pray.
Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my grand-son burst into tears and asked me, 
"Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job,
and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman 
approached the table. He winked at my grand-son and said, 
"I happen to know that God thought that was
a great prayer."

"Really?" my grand-son asked.
"Cross my heart," the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added 
(indicating the woman whose remark had
started this whole thing), "Too bad she never 
asks God for ice cream. A little
ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my grand-children ice cream at the 
end of the meal. My grand-son stared at his for a moment, 
and then did something I will remember the
rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over 
and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he 
told her, "Here, this is for you. Shove it up
your ass you grouchy old bitch! "

Thanks Dan!


Amusing Bunni said...

That kid will be canonized a saint if he keeps that up!

Happy Monday, Odie.

Brooke said...


Order that kid a double. :)

Randy-g said...

Right on kid, supersize the next one!

stopsign said...

ROFL~ Smart kid :)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Bunni, you just never know.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Brooke, on its way!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Randy, for a better fit huh.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Stopsign, He's sundeaized.

Ron Russell said...

Chocolate or Vanilla???

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, it's all good.

fuzzys dad said...

Out of the mouth of babes

Subvet said...

The generosity of that young man brings tears to my eyes. There's hope for our youth after all!

WomanHonorThyself said...

oish language alert!

Madhat said...

Thanks Odie, I needed a good laugh.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Fuzzy's Dad, ain't it great.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Subvet, it's all about good parenting.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

WHT, where? Where?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Madhat, we all do.

Teresa said...

LOL! The kid was great! Nothing like a grouchy old bitch getting taught a lesson by a kid.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Teresa, Lifes little hi-lights.

Zilla/MJ said...

What a great story, good kid! Linked here:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Zilla/MJ, Thank you. I'll head over there.