Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fortunately... But Unfortunately...

This story and plate is sent in by Joyce in Texas. Thanks for sharing! (Story taken from her husband's blog http://lostfart.blogspot.com/2007/02/fortunately-but-unfortunately.html ):

All three of our sons had Mrs F as their first-grade teacher, a very proper lady whose straight spine and large hair were equally stiff. Each year, sometime during the spring semester, Mrs F religiously gives an assignment called “Fortunately ... but Unfortunately ...”. In this exercise Mrs F presents each child with a folded piece of 8.5x11-inch card stock with the word “Fortunately ...” written just beneath and on the outside of the fold. Opening the fold reveals the words, “but unfortunately ...”. The assignment for the child is to write two short sentences: one on the outside under the word “Fortunately ...”, and the other on the inside under the category “but unfortunately ...”.

I guess James, six years old at the time, got a little creative with his project. Joyce was called in to meet with Mrs. F while volunteering at school to show her what her son had created. Her husband continues:

Looking at the folded card stock Joyce reads:
Fortunately ... I have a BODM [bowel movement]


Opening the fold she reads: but unfortunately
...I FRTIID

Joyce adds: ...with a picture of said BODM, and little circles for the expressed air.

So in honor of their boy, and Mrs F, they got this plate. Well done indeed James! Hilarious story. To hear what happens to James next click on over to his dad's blog, The Last Fart of Blogging.

10 comments:

mark said...

Fartslol!

joyce said...

Thanks for running our story ! BODM is just bottom, not bowel movement, but who knows what our son was thinking. Bathroom humor and little boys just go together.

horriblelicenseplates said...

Thanks for clearing that up Joyce. I wasn't sure. Haha, still really funny though!! :-)

dizzblnd said...

tHAT IS SO CUTE! i THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT ITS SAID.. BUT i WASN'T SURE UNTIL i READ THE STORY

SORRY bouth the caps.. didn't realize they were on before now.. too lazy to retype

FreedomFirst said...

That is hilarious! I don't think I'd want that plate, though.

Momo Fali said...

Sounds like that whole family is quite creative!

Ashley K said...

haha, I'm speachless! Too funny!

Xander said...

That is pretty much the best vanity plate ever. How does James feel about it, I wonder?

Jen Shikami said...

Xander, I bet he'll love it until he gets old enough to start wanting to borrow the car or go on dates. ;)

joyce said...

Xander, James thinks it is a cute story. Not as cute as the "Just James" story, but pretty close. James did learn to drive stick in the Toyota he was brought home from the hospital in. But now he has his own wonderful truck, and is learning to cook and do his own laundry in the Army.