Sunday, May 27, 2007

My cousin sent me this

Thanks M!

Why Parents Drink

A father passing by his son's bedroom was astonished to see that his
bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to "Dad." With the worst premonition he opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter.

Dear Dad:
It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope
With my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with mom and you. I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice.

But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing,
tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much
older than I am. But it's not only the passion...Dad, she's pregnant.
Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone. We'll be growing it for ourselves and trading it
with the other people that live nearby for cocaine and ecstasy. In the
meantime we will pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better. She deserves it.

Don't worry Dad. I'm 15 and I know how to take care of myself. Someday
I'm sure that we will be back to visit so that you can get to know
your grandchildren.

Your Son John

PS. Dad, none of the above is true. I'm over at Tommy's house. I
just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the
report card, that's in my center desk drawer.

I love you. Call me when it's safe to come home.


heartinsanfrancisco said...

This is just wonderful!!! I love it.

Every parent needs a reminder now and then that things could be worse, and that the little things don't matter in the long run.

John obviously has many creative gifts, and should be encouraged to use them.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Excellent! And also a lesson for those of us who begin thinking of comments before reading the last sentence.

Jay said...

Heh, I think John deserves some slack for his creativity.

Laurie said...

Very cute and oh so true.


Hel said...

Very good!

I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed the mail about the drunk women. I laughed and laughed.

I hope you feel better soon.

Blondie said...

LOL. I'm going to have to remember that trick for the future when I have bad news for someone.