Special Napkins

United States
May 5, 2007 11:48pm CST
I received this joke in my e-mail. For those of you with girls...can you think of sometime when your children embarrassed you and you just wanted to crawl through the floor? I certainly have. But after reading this...my story doesn't seem nearly as traumatic. My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake). One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar. I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she was keeping 'napkins' in the bathroom. Didn't they belong in the kitchen? Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for "special occasions" (her second mistake). Now fast forward a few months....It's Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner . Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone. Mine was to set the table. When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into laughter. Next came his wife who gasped, then began giggling. Next came my father, who roared with laughter. Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a "special occasion" Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge!! My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the other adults into further fits of laughter. "But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!"
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
6 May 07
LOL I have read this before but it is still funny. The really funny thing is that I can se that happening. LOL Cant you just imagaine a girl doing that. I mean they are always trying to please mom. LOL
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• United States
19 May 07
Kids will do anything to get approval won't they?
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
6 May 07
This is too cute. I can just see a little girl doing this. I worked with preschoolers for a few years and the things that they ask and say would make a sailor blush. Thanks for the laugh.
• United States
19 May 07
I work with the babies at church. I have to laugh at the things they will come into Sunday School and tell.
@mi2ok02 (406)
• United States
6 May 07
Yikes! You know I responded to this one at that other site.... but I thought I would here too because it pays. Any, I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed this joke. I remember one time when my best-friend's daughter said something to her when she was like 3. I can't say the situation or just what it was she said because it would become TMI! LOL!
• United States
19 May 07
my kids have said some things in public that made me want to just crawl under a chair and hide for about 50 years. And the thing is that they were so unaware that what they were saying was embarrasing or funny.
@suscan (1955)
• United States
6 May 07
This is so funny. And who could blame the kids. They were using "special napkins" I have to pass this on, it is always great to laugh.
• United States
19 May 07
I laughed so hard when I read this that my dog was looking at me funny. I passed it on to about 30 people on my e-mail as well as posting it for you guys.