Who's That Following You?

A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school alone. However, he didn't want his mother to walk with him.  She knew she needed to give him the feeling that he had some independence, but at the same time she wanted him to feel safe.  So, she came up with an idea that would satisfy both objectives. She asked a neighbor, Mrs. Goodnest, if she would follow her son to school in the mornings, while staying a good distance behind him, so he probably wouldn't notice her.

Mrs. Goodnest said that since she was up early in the morning with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get out and get some exercise as well, so she agreed help.

The next school day, Mrs. Goodnest and her little girl, Marcy, set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor boy he knew. She did this for the entire week.

As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's friend noticed the same lady following them, as she had done every day, all week long.  Finally he said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week?  Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is."

The friend said, "Well, who is she?"

"That's just Shirley Goodnest," Timmy replied, "and her daughter Marcy."

"Shirley Goodnest?  Who the heck is she and why is she following us?"

"Well," Timmy explained, "every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm
with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much.  And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life'," so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Andychaps_the-funnies' (Andychap@aol.com) ]

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