5/7/09

Spaghetti Leg

Another Gem from my book "A Survival Kit for Parents"

Spaghetti Leg: Phenomenon resulting from attempts to put boots on a child, occuring as the parent orders the child to stiffen leg and push. Though the child ordinarily may have the bone structure of a Percheron and calcium deposits enough in each joint to be worth mining, this command to stiffen the leg causes a dissolving of all bones, joints and major muscles in said leg and reduces it to a state of limpness found only in overcooked spaghetti. A mother attempting to force a leg into a boot once it has achieved this jellied state might be more gainfully employed trying to thread a needle with an oyster.

6 comments:

The Bee said...

I think I may have been a victim of spaghetti legs a few times in my life (or was it you that was the REAL victim) either way, I apologize!

LINDSAY said...

Thank you for visiting my blog :)

And yes, I'm familiar with the spaghetti leg syndrome...argh!

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Veronica Lee said...

LOL, I can sooo relate!!

ModernMommy said...

Luckily living in AZ I don't ever have to deal with putting boots on a 2 year old.

Julie@Momspective said...

HAHAHA! This is hilarious and true!