The Principal and the
Little Red Wagon
I fell in love with our grade-school principal at the
parents' orientation during Kindergarten Roundup.
She was telling about the best school volunteer they had
ever had. He had perfect attendance at every parent-teacher conference and
concert, flipped pancakes at the Pancake Feed, showed up on a Saturday to help
erect the new playground equipment, hauled tables for the carnival, and so on
and so forth.
Wow! It's not every day that a GUY is so faithful to his children's
But the principal explained that he didn't start out that
way. It seems his little boy showed up at school one day pulling a little red
wagon . . . FULL OF PLAYBOY
The principal stopped him outside the school doors. "What do
you have there, Johnny?"
"Thethe are my dad'th magathineth," he replied. "I'm
bringing them for Thow and Tell."
The principal thought not. She ran inside and called the
dad. He arrived in nothing flat, confiscated the magazines before anyone saw
them . . . and was forever grateful to that principal for saving his reputation
as an upstanding citizen.
What did the little boy have for "Thow and Tell," though?
Instead of a little red wagon, maybe a red-faced dad?!?