Get Your big foot off the table.
It’s not so much mom’s foot on the table that made me laugh out loud, it was the strong and able part.
I mean, how many of you expect to see a 93 year old hoist a leg up on the table, smiling and saying, “I’ve got something on the bottom of my shoe, and I need somebody to get it off.”?
Well, that was what happened at breakfast this morning.
Somehow, someway, a clump of mom’s ham and eggs made its way from her plate to the table to the floor and onto her shoe. And, before you could ask, What the heck are you doing, mom?”, her leg, foot and shoe were planted firmly on the table. If that wasn’t enough to crack you up, she was smiling from ear to ear.
With napkin in hand, I grabbed the culprit from her shoe and threw it in the trash.
Mom proclaimed me her hero. “How did you do that so good?” she asked.
I was thinking about asking her the same question.
“You are the best boy in the United States of America,” she said.
You are a Senior Olympics hopeful, I thought. You have a leg up on the competition. Just put your best foot forward. Get your foot in the door. Practice, practice, practice.
Pardon all the puns, but what a great way to kick start the day!
I hear your moans.
I see you smiling.
Warning: If you are over 90, don’t try this at home alone.