Once upon a time there was a boss of a computer tech company who needed to contact an employee about a computer problem. You may ask why did a boss of a computer tech company need to call an underling about a computer problem? I will tell you. I don’t know. So, upon calling the employee’s home, he was greeted with a child’s whispered voice on the first ring,
“Is your Daddy home?” the boss quickly asked.
*Yes*, whispered the small voice.
“May I talk with him?” the man asked.
The small voice whispered, *No.*
“Is your Mommy there?”
*Yes*, came the answer.
“May I talk with her?”
Again the small voice whispered, *No.*
“Son, is there any one there besides you?” the boss asked.
*Yes*, whispered the child, *A policeman.*
The boss asked, “May I speak with the policeman?”
*No, he’s busy*, whispered the child.
“Busy doing what?” asked the boss.
*Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman*, came the whispered answer.
Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter he asked, “What is that noise?”
*A hello-copper*, answered the whispering voice.
“What is going on there?” asked the boss, now alarmed.
The child answered, *The police just landed the hello-copper!*
Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated the boss asked, “Why are they there?”
After a muffled little giggle, the young voice replied in a very low whisper,
*They’re looking for me!*
There are a few morals to this story:
- Don’t let your children read “Tom Sawyer.”
- Never teach your children how to whisper.
- Show your children the very best place in the house to hide and you will always know where they are.
- After that you’re on your own and parenting is not easy, so keep God very close to you at all times.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12
Note: The lead-in and follow-up of the story belongs to me. The story itself is by Anonymous.