Look Before You…


My daughter Beth had finally reached the stage where she was ready to use the potty-training seat all by herself!  (It’s OK. I’ll wait while you applaud.) Squeak, click, went the bathroom door.

A moment later, there was a blood-curdling scream. I turned into Uber-Dad and flew to the water closet.  Shake!  Rattle!  The door was locked!  “What’s wrong, honey?

I was answered by a plaintive cry of despair.

Smash, crack, bam! I kicked the door open and tumbled into the once peaceful cubicle.

girl_with_hurt_fingerBeth stood there cradling her finger, whimpering.

I grabbed her finger and kissed it all over. “Ohhhh, what happened honey?”

Tears gathered in her eyes.

“I got poo-poo on it.”

~from How to Add Humor (for Writers, Teachers, Speakers) – Part Three

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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12 Responses to Look Before You…

  1. Ritu says:


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  2. Elizabeth says:

    I almost spit coffee all over my screen… HAHAHA!

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  3. Whoops! Happy 4th, Mitch! ;o)

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  4. Heather says:

    That’s terrible!

    But you made me laugh.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nancy Ruegg says:

    NO! Tell me it isn’t so! Each of your mishap stories tops the previous one!! What next?! (Sorry about all the exclamation points, but what other punctuation can you use for situations like this?)

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