T.G.I.F. Everyone recognizes those four letters from all over the world. Thank Goodness It’s Friday. Those four letters brings smiles and hoorays to the humans and us anipals. But I bet you didn’t know that they also have another meaning. Shocking huh?
You see my mom has worked a lot of different jobs. She once worked with our local school system for six years. Trust me, she has told me stories of those times. There is *never* a dull moment working with elementary children – ever! One of the stories that she told me was about T.G.I.F. I’ve never forgotten it and neither has she. It was sweet and kind and so childish – it was great and still brings a smile to mom’s face and mine to this day. I’ll tell you what happened and you be the judge here okay.
Mom was in the front office of the school and this little boy who was in the first grade came into the office. He was crying. So mom being the gal she is walked up to him and immediately hugged him. She then took him to the side office and they sat on the couch together. You see he was having a bad day and it was only 9:00AM. His dad was overseas in the military and his mom had to work. She couldn’t get off work to come see him in his first grade play. He was beside himself! And for a first grader – this was just the end of the world – you can imagine.
Mom talked to him for a few moments and tried to get him to brighten up a bit. She volunteered to step in for his mom to come see him in his play. His upside down face turned into the biggest smile you would ever see and his tears of grief turned into tears of joy. He just couldn’t believe that my mom was going to do that for him. She got the time from him that she should attend and helped him clean up his face.
That’s when she noticed that one of his shoes were untied. She got down on the floor and tied it for him. That’s when she saw this T.G.I.F. written on the toes of his shoes.
What in the world?! Was this small child thankful that it was Friday? So she looked at him bewildered and said, “Scotty, what does TGIF mean to you?” Scotty looked at my mom, grinned and started laughing. The he said the sweetest thing to my mom.
“Miss Smith, I have a problem putting on my shoes. My daddy fixed me right up though. He wrote TGIF on the toes of my shoes to remind me that Toes Go In First.”
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06/20/2014 at 1:47 am
You’s so wight. Dat be vew sweet and cute.
06/20/2014 at 8:33 am
thanks sweet Dezi ❤ you too! XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 2:47 am
Awww your Mummy is so Special,and so very sweet,you’re a lucky pig bacon,the little guy said to say hello to his dad,xx Speedy and Bashful
06/20/2014 at 8:35 am
aaww – thank you so much my dear friend. I am a lucky pig with my mom. She does mean the world to me. And Bashful told me hey – what a sweet guy! Hope he’s not giving you too much grieve. I’m off to read your posting to find out. XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 3:49 am
That was my first thought: I hoped your mom would came to see the little boy in his first grade play! And she did! YAY for your bestest momma in the whole world! toes go in first? that’s the best explanation for TGIF, that’s for sure! have a super friday, brother and thanks for sharing a great story!
06/20/2014 at 8:36 am
My mom was great working in the school system. She loved being around all of the little children – for the most part – snorts. But she has some GREAT stories from working those days. This is just one. From now on, we never look at TGIF the same way huh? XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 8:44 am
absolutely :o) but it’s a great story and I’m so glad your mom could help the boy… the little things make our world to a better place. Please give your mom a BIG hug!
06/20/2014 at 9:03 am
aaww I certainly will brother. Have a great one today! XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
06/20/2014 at 4:36 am
Sweet and cute and thank you that made us smile this morning. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
06/20/2014 at 8:37 am
Thank you sweet Molly – have a great one! XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 4:56 am
Mom just melted into a puddle of goop.
Have a lovely weekend Bacon!
Wally & Sammy
06/20/2014 at 8:37 am
aaww – thanks buddies! Have a great weekend as well! XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 5:16 am
What a lovely story!!
06/20/2014 at 8:38 am
Thank you my dear friend. XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 5:52 am
Awwww that’s so adorable Bacon and your mum is the BEST!….I have never been able to see a little one cry at such events…it always made me upset..so good for mum 🙂 you know my baby girl is 29 today and I still when I hear a little one call mum I turn around 🙂 hugs to mum and indeed TGIF 🙂 xxxx
06/20/2014 at 8:40 am
aaww that is so adorable and sweet. You tell Ms R that this oinker sends hogs and snout kisses and Happy Birthday wishes! XOXO – Bacon
06/21/2014 at 8:28 am
I will Bacon 🙂 my little girl 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx
06/20/2014 at 6:04 am
CUTE story Cuz……your Mom is a peach!!!!
06/20/2014 at 8:40 am
aaww thanks cousin! XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 7:48 am
Aww how adorable. Your mom was so very kind to that boy. I am sure it made a difference to him.
06/20/2014 at 8:42 am
I hope so. He was a special little boy. After that day, he would often come and visit mom in her room. She did get to meet his mom/dad too. It was wonderful. XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
06/20/2014 at 8:57 am
that is so cute…….not sure which tgif the best
06/20/2014 at 9:03 am
That is so true! XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 3:27 pm
LOL that’s so cute. Enjoy your weekend.
06/20/2014 at 3:29 pm
You too my dear friend!! XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 7:23 pm
Purreshuss storey fer shure Bacon n Miss June!
We cuud just see dat little boykitt proudlee tellin Miss June what TGIF meant to him…what a clever Dad little Scotty had!
Lub Nylablue n Mum too 🙂 🙂
06/20/2014 at 7:33 pm
Yes he did. Mom says he was so sweet and she still thinks about him to this day. XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 8:28 pm
Me Mum used to bee a live-in nanny fer Hu’man kittz n she finkz about dem all too…dey iz all grown up now n who nose where butt Mum lubbed dem all like dey were her own…
Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤
06/20/2014 at 8:30 pm
That sounds just like my mommy. I told you they were related my sweet snugglebug. XOXO – Bacon
06/20/2014 at 8:35 pm
Totallee reelated!!! 😉
Lub Nylablue ❤ ❤
06/21/2014 at 1:52 am
Oh My CATS!! What a cute story!! 🙂 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino ❤
06/21/2014 at 11:32 am
Aaww. Thank you my friends. XOXO – Bacon