cheek or cheek?

I will admit that this story does not hold any inspiration nor does it have a theological twist. This story is just a story.

Yesterday a fellow blogger posted a delightful list of things she loved about her son. There were so many comments directed to the “Ta-Da” portion of her list that I think it could possibly become a popular bumper sticker. (To read the blog go to That blog made me remember a story about my 7 year old son who is now 19. We forget those times until another mother makes us remember.

Our family was waiting to be seated in a popular restaurant in Gatlinburg. The line was long and the boys were enjoying watching the ducks in the stream that ran through the parking lot. A stream, several ducks and rocks to throw is the perfect way to wait when you have two young boys.

My seven year old always had problems with knowing when he needed to “Ta-Da.” If he realized he needed to, it was almost always too late. Somehow his seven year old brain would concentrate on life’s joys while ignoring his seven year old stomach that was screaming “I need to go to the bathroom NOW!” That’s the way it was in that funfilled parking lot. All my son saw were the winged creatures, muddy possibilities and rocks that might accidently hit a duck on the head…he was not listening to his stomach until it screamed.

Running to me with a pained look on his face, I instanty knew we needed to head to the bathroom. The bathroom was one stream, seven ducks, several stair steps, 75 people, one blocked door and two rooms of tables away. By the time we made it to the stairs he was saying,”Mom, I’m not going to make it.” (I could tell because he was walking like one of those ducks.) To this I wisely replied, “Just squeeze your cheeks together” and we kept on run-walk-waddling on. Once inside we started dodging the waiters and customers so I turned to see if he was following. There he was, holding his face cheeks togther with both his hands; squeezing so tightly that his lips had become the lips of a fish. Through those fish lips he said, “I don’t see how this is helping.”

After seeing that adorable face and hearing that frustrated voice, I almost did not make it to the bathroom! Thankfully we both made it in time…”Ta-Da!”

Thanks “Becoming Cliche” for bringing back that memory.

About 2b14u

I'm just a person. A person who has learned a lot of truth in the darkest days of life. The truth that glimmered, flashed and at times broke through like a day's dawn all came from the hands of a mighty God. His light makes the darkness worth it. To know my background, visit my posts titled "Jack-in-the-Box" and "Jack's Still Jumping"- Feb. 2012.
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18 Responses to cheek or cheek?

  1. Vince Chough says:

    Love this story. Funny and brings back many memories of my kids…
    Many blessings for the weekend,


  2. buckwheatsrisk says:

    That is sooo funny! It just made my day!


    • 2b14u says:

      Have a great weekend! Enjoy your family as much as possible. Marjorie L. LoVette


      • buckwheatsrisk says:

        thank you…my Hubby is away three weeks at a time…my other family lives far away and they are not allowed much in my life, and i don’t have children…ha but my Hubby is coming home in 6 days for a week…that i am looking forward too!


  3. That’s fantastic!


  4. Judy Walters says:

    Laugh out loud funny! Love the innocence of childhood! Thanks for sharing.


  5. Cute and funny! I must relay this to friends out there. 🙂


    • 2b14u says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing. It is good to be light hearted. By the way, they found the body of the Coast Guardsman yesterday. Thanks for the prayers.


  6. Mindy says:

    Sooo funny! I love it!!! Laughter really is the best medicines and I needed a healthy dose.


  7. Christine says:

    Talk about “the power of positive thinking”! (Though I’ve never heard it applied in quite this manner before. 🙂 ) Glad for your sakes that you did both make it. Children are wonderful, great for many a chuckle,and/or gray hair.

    Looking forward to visiting your blog again and hearing more of your story. Have a great weekend.


  8. TheOthers1 says:

    Ahahahahaha. Funniest story ever.


  9. Too funny! Kids are always doing and saying things like this but parents tend to forget them. Glad you remembered.


  10. 2b14u says:

    Reblogged this on a nut's notes and commented:

    This story is dedicated to my 19 year old…sweet memories.


  11. Chrystal says:

    totally laughed out loud


  12. Anne Sikes says:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! SO funny! Gotta love those young’ns. 🙂


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