Before I begin my story, I want to let you all know that I'm giving away copies of each of my three books (That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, That Mama is a Grouch, and Ten Zany Birds). If you're on Facebook, you can follow this link, and it will take you to the page where the giveaway is. Just leave a comment for your chance to win. The giveaway will be up through Sunday.
And now for the story.
"Mama," my twelve-year-old son said. "I'm going to invent a cure for everything."
"You are?" I asked. I couldn't wait to hear about this.
"Yes. Do you know how?"
"I have no idea."
"I'm going to take every vaccine that was ever created, and mix them together. It'll be a super vaccine."
I raised my eyebrows. "You're sure that would work?"
He nodded. "Pretty sure. But I'd test it on chipmunks just to double check."
Okay. I think Alvin and the gang had better run. My mad scientist has big plans!
(I wonder if it would cure hiccups.)
Maybe he'll try it on Chip and Dale first.ReplyDelete
I don't think they'd appreciate being the guinea pigs.Delete
I love how your son Bubba always thinks big. Clearly he is well on his way to becoming an entrepreneur. Please inform Bubba that I would like to step up to the plate and proudly volunteer to be his first human guinea pig. :)
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Sherry!
You're a brave man. I don't think I'd be so brave! Have a terrific weekend!Delete
Those chipmunks may be singing in a whole other tone after that.ReplyDelete
Haha! They definitely wouldn't sound like themselves.Delete
Somehow, I see this becoming some sort of super virus that could destroy the world... Okay, too much 12 Monkeys for me.ReplyDelete
I would certainly hope it wouldn't turn into that!Delete
At least his heart is in the right place. :)ReplyDelete
He has some pretty big ideas.Delete
Love that he is thinking about it...now to perfect his idea. :-)ReplyDelete
I think it's going to require a lot of perfection.Delete
I can't help but wonder--why chipmunks? LOL! But saving the world from disease is a wonderful goal to have. :)ReplyDelete
Maybe he thought it was time to let another creature be a guinea pig. Rats and monkeys are used way too much. Yes, it is a good goal to have!Delete
He has great plans that son of yours. He'll go far.ReplyDelete
I hope so!Delete
No question at all. Your son is brilliant. Chipmunks?ReplyDelete
I was wondering about that, too.Delete
Who knows? I might really work! But I agree chipmunks in your area better keep a low profile, just in case...ReplyDelete
I heard from Deanie you got a Purple Dragonfly award. Congrats!
So nice of Deanie to share the good news about the award. Thanks for the congrats!Delete
Awww...hope he does it!ReplyDelete
Maybe he'll win the Nobel prize, too. :)Delete
No animal testing, please. Use . . . I can't write his name. He's someone in politics who is all over the news.ReplyDelete
I know how you feel about he who shall not be named. ;-)Delete
He may be on to something with the mad mixing.ReplyDelete
Wouldn't it be funny if it worked?Delete
He has quite the imagination... you never know he might actually come up with something when he is grown xoxReplyDelete
Yes, he might. He certainly has quite an imagination.Delete
Mad scientists have created an awful lot of good stuff in the world.ReplyDelete
Yes, they have. Maybe Bubba will add more good stuff.Delete
He certainly will join the ranks of scientists!ReplyDelete
Yes, he will.Delete
LOL. Hope those poor chipmunks know a good hiding place! XDReplyDelete
I haven't seen chipmunks at my place in a while. I think our cat has scared them all away.Delete
Lol, that's hilarious! You'd be so ill after taking that vaccine, ha ha. The hiccup cure is all in the breathing, to realign your diaphragm again.ReplyDelete
Raindrops of Sapphire
I've heard that you should push your fist into your stomach just under the diaphragm and hold your breath as long as you can. I haven't tried that, but next time I have hiccups, I'll see if it works.Delete
Yikes! That sounds scary--for the chipmunks. I could use a good cure for hiccups though.ReplyDelete
See above for the hiccups cure.Delete
I'm not sure the chipmunks would be a 'go' for that, but it would be interesting to watch your son try. LOL Honestly, I love his thought process though. He wants to help people. Nothing wrong with that.ReplyDelete
Yes. There would definitely be a chipmunk objection.Delete
He has a good heart. A super vaccine sounds wonderful.ReplyDelete
It certainly does.Delete
A vaccine to cure all would be so good to have available.ReplyDelete
I'm sure many would appreciate it!Delete
If worse comes to worse, exploding, projectile vomiting chipmunks are kind of funny?ReplyDelete
In a sick, twisted sort of way they are.Delete
Oh wow, your kid dreams big! Awesome giveaway & good luck to all. Have a lovely week, dear!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Shirley. You too!Delete
That would be very bad!ReplyDelete