The Cowboy Boots
(Anyone who has ever dressed a child will love this)
Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put
on his cowboy boots? He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and
him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. By the time they got the second
boot on, she had worked up a sweat.
She almost cried when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet." She looked,
and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them
on. She managed to keep her cool as, together, they worked to get the boots back on, this time
on the right feet. He then announced, "These aren't my boots."
She bit her tongue, rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?",
like she wanted to. Once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little
feet. No sooner had they gotten the boots off when he said, "They're my brother's boots.
My Mom made me wear 'em."
Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But she mustered up what grace and courage she had
left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.
Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?" He said, "I stuffed 'em in the
toes of my boots."
She will be eligible for parole in three years.