Disclaimerthis is not the original artwork. That is long gone.

Funny things happen to me all the time. Either that or I’m not all there and everything just seems funny.

My youngest daughter brought an assignment home to finish for her art class. It was made of paper mâché and when it dried completely, she was able to paint it. She was very proud of her work. It was really cute and she put extra effort into making it extra special.

Everyone turned in for the night and the little paper mâché sculpture sat unconcerned on the kitchen counter.

It was one of those nights when I semi-woke up and wandered aimlessly into the kitchen. I wasn’t fully conscious. This wasn’t unusual since I was often found sleep walking. The house was dark. There wasn’t a sound to be heard except the growling coming from my stomach. Even though I was in a dream state, I felt the pangs of hunger.

My hands reached out in the darkness and landed on the dog art. Slowly I lifted the innocent victim to my lips. I opened my mouth and my eyes. It looked like dark chocolate, but it didn’t smell like it. It didn’t smell like anything. My pearly whites wrapped themselves around the morsel and bit down. It was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever tasted. I immediately woke up, spit the tidbit into the garbage, rinsed my mouth out with water and went back to bed.

The next morning, I was sharply awakened by screams coming from my youngest child. I ran to see what happened and there she was with the decapitated dog in her hand. I had a hard time explaining the truth to my family and to her teacher. I had eaten her homework, but looking back, it was one of those funny things I was talking about.

This event took place over 40 years ago. But we still laugh about it. Finding humor in unlikely situations can make you look like a real idiot or it can help you keep your sanity.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. tamweary says:

    I love, love, love this Story! 💕💕💕
    Thanks for Sharing!!

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  2. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote says:

    This made me laugh out loud! You are a riot!! 😀

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    • says:

      Oh I’m so glad you called me that. I love making people laugh!

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      • Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote says:

        What’s even more hilarious is the fact that the homework project was a dog. So, instead of a dog eating your child’s homework, you ate your daughter’s homework dog!! This is rolling on the floor funny!!!!!!

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      • says:

        I know right? Every time I tell this story it gets a laugh and most folks think I’m stretching the truth, but it is true. Her teacher didn’t believe it either.

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  3. davidkitz says:

    A great story! You had me smiling.

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  4. oneta hayes says:

    Another way in which we are alike, making ourselves the subjects of good family jokes But I do not share the sleepwalking tendencies. When I get out of bed, I’m awake. I do a Sudoku just to be sure I’m alert.

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  5. oneta hayes says:

    The rest of the family provides entertainment in the form of movies; I provide me. 😀

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  6. K.L. Hale says:

    Kathy, this made me laugh out loud LOUDLY! I can see you doing it! How funny!!! Speaking of dogs,…I once used dog toothpaste (in the R.V.) and quickly I spit it out! I hope your Friday has gone well my dear friend. Paul, I’m still praying. Sending love and hugs with my giggles! 🧡🤍💚

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    • says:

      Glad you enjoyed my story. The funniest part was the look on the teacher’s face when I told him that I ate the homework. Have a blessed weekend!❤️

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  7. Love this memory. The best part is the years of laughter it has brought and will continue to bring! Blessings

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