Saturday, December 29, 2007

Shoe String Shenanigans

The following story is an original of mine. My son Forrest, pictured to your right, for the first time has a pair of shoes with shoestrings. I have been trying to teach him to tie his own shoes, unfortunately, I am not as patient as the mom in the story. His shoes are untied all of the time. ARRRGH! I hope you enjoy the story.
“Shoe String Shenanigans”

The following is a tale about Boy One and Boy Two,
Who never did learn how to tie their own shoes?
Boy One and Boy Two was a couple of brothers,
And the lack of their learning was the fault of their mother’s.
Their mother was busy with cleaning and chores,
like folding the laundry that reached from ceiling to floor.
So I’m not saying their mother was bad,
‘cause they could have been taught by their good ol’ dad.
But dad was always busy with work and the lawn,
and when he tried to teach them he’d begin to yawn.
So shoes with no shoe strings is what they got.
Yes, shoes with no shoe strings they helped out a lot.
But the problem began when they started to school,
And shoes required shoe strings, yes, that is the rule.
So off to the shoe store went father and mother
to buy shoes with shoe strings for the two brothers.
And they fumbled and bumbled with those nasty long strings.
No, tying their shoes was a terrible thing.
For days and days they tried to teach one another.
Boy One helped Boy Two and Boy two helped his brother.
But since they had never officially been taught,
Well the laces the ended in one giant knot.
The knot was so big that they could not get it untied.
Why, I believe that the knot may have reached the sky.
Finally the laces could be knotted no more.
The knots were so big the shoes would not fit through the door.
And the brothers well, they both began to cry,
“Why Mother, why, why, why.”
“Please take the time to show us how,
to tie our own shoe strings, we must know now.
For we do not like them all tied up in knots.
No, we do not like it, we like it not.
You must teach us, please do not delay.
You must teach us, Mother, it must be today.”
So their mother put aside all of her chores,
She put off doing the laundry galore.
She sat down beside Boy One and Boy Two
and patiently she taught them to tie their own shoes.


jeanetta said...

omg that is sooo awesome. love it!

Suzanne said...

I don't have kids, but lots of brother and sisters and know how true this is. How beautiful.

XO Suzanne from CA