October 06, 2007

Ducky's Email

This gave me a chuckle. :)

On the first day, God created the dog and said:

"Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span o f twenty years."

The dog said: "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I 'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said: "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said: "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer
under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty Years."

The cow said: "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said:

"Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But man said: "Only twenty years ? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you...


Kate said...

*giggles* That totally makes sense . . . thanks for clearing that up for me! :)

Natalie said...


Mama Pajama said...

I love this! So cute!

Darci said...

Hi Michelle,

This is Darci. (I got on your site from Pearson's) I am SO sorry that I haven't been able to make it on Tuesdays to your preschool. I know that Kyree would just love it. Ryan has been doing his rotations in Burley every weekend so we pack up and Kyree and I stay with my sister here until Monday when he is done. Then since we are only home for 3 days it's a bit crazy trying to get everything done that I need to. This is also why we couldn't make it to Jerica's birthday party. I'm sure it was great. I hope your move went great and that all else is well. We only have one more weekend here so then hopefully we will have a little more normalcy for awhile. Anyway--thank you for always thinking of us and I'm sorry I've been not with it lately. Have a super day and thanks for the explanation on life!

Michelle said...

It's ok Darci, I know you guys have a crazy schedule. My girls enjoy playing with Kyree so we like to invite her. Maybe we can get together for a playdate when things settle down for you. Let me know if you need anything! :)

Jen said...

Oh how funny! Thanks for sharing that!

Katie said...

That is really funny!