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There's nothing that keeps its youth, so far as I know, but a tree and truth.*

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"What's that noise?" Jude asked as the maple overhanging our front walk let out a mournful wail.

"Was it a squeaky noise?" I asked Jude, wanting to make sure we were talking about the same thing.

"Yeah, kind of a squealy, squeaky noise."

I eyed the two branches that were dancing cheek-to-cheek, and replied, "I think it's this tree. Two branches are rubbing against each other."

Jude giggled.

"Yeah! The tree farted!"

*Oliver Wendell Holmes

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6 comments

  1. Ahh, the age of appreciation for bodily function noises! Apparently we have to get used to it. Judging by the behavior of the teen I teach Sunday mornings, it looks like they appreciate "that" for many years! Great for Jabin goin' a walkin!

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  2. oops, that's supposed to say TEENS not just teen...that would be a little weird!

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  3. Of course! People's legs rub together, they fart! It makes sense to think the same about trees. Jude is one smart dude.

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  4. NICE!!!!! Why do kids think farting is so funny? If I ever need to break the kids out of a funk, all I have to do is blow one on my arm.

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  5. Dawn - Farts seem to be funny at pretty much any age when you are male. I'm pretty sure it was a male who invented the Whoopee Cushion.

    Clare - Glad I made you smile, my sweet!

    Kelly - A little too smart. I just thought it was hilarious that he thought it sounded like a fart!

    SOTJ - I am SO going to try that! Ha ha! Thanks!

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