The Penny Drops
Shirah and Shmuel Shuster had just finished tucking their kids into bed one evening when they heard sobbing coming from three-year-old Moishie’s room. Rushing to his side, they found him crying hysterically. He had accidentally swallowed a penny and was sure he was going to die. No amount of talking could change his mind.
Desperate to calm him, Shmuel palmed a penny that he happened to have in his pocket and pretended to pull it from Moishie’s ear. Moishie was delighted. In a flash, he snatched it from his father’s hand, swallowed it and demanded cheerfully, "Abba, do it again!"
Miriam Rosen was the mother of five kids under the age of 8. Her Aunt Sarah called her one morning, and their conversation was constantly being interrupted by the din of kids screaming and chasing each other. "Could you hold on for a moment?" Miriam finally asked, putting down the phone.
Within ten seconds there was absolute silence on the line. Then, "Okay, I'm back."
"But it's so quiet!" Aunt Sarah exclaimed. "You must have amazing discipline over your children."
"Not really," Miriam confessed wearily. "I'm in the closet."
High Time for Dinner
Joel Epstein was on a business trip to Israel – his first time. The El Al flight attendant asked Joel, "Would you like dinner?"
Joel responded, "What are my choices?"
The flight attendant answered, "Yes, or no."