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10 Years
Nov 6, 2009
My House
Just got this email, and I had to share... Enjoy

*Perhaps you have read this before, but it is a wonderful reminder of a
child's unique way of seeing things, and of a mother's unconditional love.*

*Chap Stick*

We had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died.
Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him
and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long
on the mat in our bathroom. We have 3 kids and at the time of this story
they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old.

The middle one is Eli. Eli really loved chap stick. LOVED it. He kept
asking to use my chap stick and then losing it. Finally one day I showed
him where in the bathroom that I kept my chap stick and explained he
could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in
the drawer after he finished.

That year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around to try
to get ready for church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two
boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse
my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up. Everything
is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day
to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood. We finally have the
older one and the baby loaded in the car, and I am looking for Eli. I
have searched everywhere and I finally go into the bathroom. There was
Eli. He was applying my chap stick very carefully to Jack's */rear/*
end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped.."

Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right - their little bottoms
do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind. And the
only question to ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli
had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth!?!

And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever, because it reminds us
that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little
creatures, there will always be that day when you realize... they've
been using your chap stick on the cat's butt.

Cats Critters

Completely Indecisive
13 Years
Oct 15, 2007
Clarion County, PA
My Coop
My Coop


BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
16 Years
Jan 11, 2007
NE Washington State
I love that!

My husband and I will be driving somewhere or doing something and randomly one of us will say "chapped" and we crack up.


◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
13 Years
Aug 19, 2008
Thanks for sharing!

I'll use some on the chicken's butts this winter when they get chapped, too.

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