Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Oreo Thief or How I learned to Forgive

THE CIRCUMSTANCE:
A very long time ago as was my custom I fell asleep on my couch after church and a large meal cooked by my lovely wife.
A habit of mine was to indulge myself in a few Oreos before my nap.
As I began to slumber on that hot August day,I remembered I had 4 kids and I should hide the Oreos lest they eat them and get fat,lazy and eventually quit school and live in my basement forever.
I slid the Oreos under the couch safe in the knowledge I was a good father and I cared about my children so much.
THE CRIME:
It hard to confess a daughters crime,but again I do love her so here goes.
Michelle Dawn was caught red handed and the evidence was all over her face.
As the crime was being committed my wife quickly snapped a photo of said crime thereby preserving her sins virtually forever,Thank the Lord for Kodak.
THE CONFESSION:
She never really said she was sorry.I think she was 2,but that's really not an excuse is it?
MY FORGIVENESS:
It wasn't easy but after many years I did forgive her.I think it was 30 years until I was able to put it out of my mind forever.
LESSONS LEARNED:
I think she learned from all this,how a fathers love will always prevail over his justifiable OUTRAGE!
I should have been more careful with hiding the evidence,but you don't expect things like this in life.It really has made me a more understanding dad.
I love you Michelle Dawn.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

hilarious. You need counseling.