Lord I believe, help my unbelief.

"Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:18-21

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Fine Piece of Literature

So. I was at my Grandma's house this week, while I watched my very cute cousins. One of the nights Tara came to visit. We were laying in the living room watching a good ol' Harry Potter movie and looking through old photo albums of my childhood, when I stumbled across a story I'd written in 1993, I was 10? we'll say 10ish, give or take some years. And so I decided that there'd be no better way to start my next blog, than opening with this fine piece of literature. So here it is folks,

"The President Helps"

One Sunny day Frog went to Toad's house. Frog brought a chocolate a cake. The ate six pieces of cake. Frog said, “We have to stop eating this cake. as he ate another piece of cake.

Toad said, “We need will power!”

“You're right.” Frog said.

“I know.” said Toad, “We'll go to see the President.

So, They went and saw the President. They told Bill Clinton their problem. He said, “Put it in a box and wrap it up. Tie it up then put in on the highest shelf.”

“But President Clinton.” Frog said, “We can get a ladder and climb up to the highest shelf and untie it and unwrap it and take it out of the box and eat it.”

“That is true.” said Mr. President and he took a ladder and untied it and unwrapped it and took it out of the box and ate it!

“There, I solved your problem.” said President Clinton.

“I guess you did.” said Frog and Toad happily.

“Let's go to my house.” said Frog.

“You can. I'm going to my house to bake some cookies.” said Toad.

“Oh no! Here we go again!” said Frog. *

After reading this story out loud to Tara, I was laughing so hard. I mean why did I choose to write about Bill Clinton of all people??!! So I'm laughing to Tara about how funny it is, when she shares yet another piece of the story that I hadn't known... This was already a story... A Frog and Toad story.... Do you know them? The lovable little creatures that taught you how to read? Well I'd plagiarized their adventures. How sad. My college Professors would be ashamed. But I'm sure Bill Clinton would be overjoyed to know that he made a difference in the life of a child....

ha ha

(Sten? are you proud? Three blogs. No pictures. You should be.)


Luke & Kristin said...

I dont know who Sten is.. but I personally am NOT proud.. blogs with no photos are way dumb! (I was going to use another word.. but decided against using un-P.C. words on a blog that is accessible by the random public.

On a different note.. remember our little "incident" a couple of years ago, where we started using what we considering to be an ingenious new word.. only to discover that urbandictionary.com defined it as a very very dirty word???
well.. I was watching Kyle XY this morning (Phil got me hooked) and they didn't want to say the word "slut" on the show.. so they decided to say "rhymes with 'chut'" and then use the word "chut" in place of "slut" for the rest of the show..
and I thought that word sounded dirty.. so I looked it up on UrbanDictionary.com....
HAHA!!! Abc Family censored one word by replacing it with a WAY worse word..
oh man, I laughed so hard!!

Luke & Kristin said...

oh.. and don't look it up. you don't want to know what it means..

erika_glenn.kara said...

i dont remember any toads and frogs teaching me how to read, but this did remind me of the Wind in the Willows.
and, i think you were more like 7 or 8 in 93, cuz if you were 10 you be like 26 now... and you're not... yet.

Meaghan said...

I believe, if my memory serves me right, that I remember my Frog & Toad story that I wrote... Oh childhood =)