A little bird refused to join the pack which was flying south for the winter. It refused to listen to its’ parents and elders thinking it can tough it out. Winter came and it was so cold so the bird froze and fell to the ground covered with snow. A cow came by and dropped some dung on the bird. The pile of cow dung warmed the bird and brought it back to life. It lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing took the bird out of the pile of cow dung, and ate it.
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That sweet voice you get when you’re talking to my babies? I love it. Thank you for speaking baby talk, for calling us “Punkinface” and “Cheeniepie” and keeping those nicknames through our thirties. Thank you for always reminding me how good it feels to be someone’s daughter and to have cheeks pinched once in a while. I want to raise my kids the same way.
1. Tell everyone that you’re about to miss your flight.
Tell your cabbie. Tell the people you’re waiting behind at check-in. Tell the TSA agent in line. You’d be surprised how kind your fellow travelers can be if you explain that you’re late, and that you’re just looking for kindness/sympathy/the fastest cab ride to JFK in recorded history. Maybe it’s your fault that you’re late for the flight, or maybe it’s the airline’s fault. Either way, there’s no harm in asking for a little help. Continue reading