January 29, 2011

Saturday Smile

Perhaps you've heard the story about the Jewish mother whose son was about to graduate from high school.  She puts her hands on his shoulders, smiles proudly, and says:  "Marvin?"  "Yeah"
"Your Father and I have been talking."   "Yeah"
"We have come to a very important decision."  "Yeah"
"We have decided that you are no longer a baby. I mean, after all, you're graduating high school and pretty soon now you will have to decide what you want to do in life."   "Yeah"
"I just wanted to tell you that your father and I have decided not to interfere. We have decided to let you do whatever you want to do, if you really want to do it. Whatever you want to do will be perfectly all right with us, so long as it makes you happy. The only important thing, after all, is that you should do what makes you happy."   "OK"
"Your father and I think, though, that you would be happiest if you would become a doctor, a lawyer, or a CPA."
from How to Be A Jewish Mother by Dan Greenburg