Monday, June 05, 2006

K Fable

The Kangaroo and Her Kid

There was a kangaroo mother who learned to roller skate because her kid complained of the incessant bouncing. Also, she was worried that her baby’s poor little neck couldn’t take all the jolting.
“He’ll never learn to bounce properly on his own,” some of her fellow kangaroo mothers said.
“Oh that’s all right, then he’ll stay with me longer,” she replied.
Her son grew up to renounce the kangaroos-are-bouncers-and-boxers business and started a roller-derby league in New South Wales, made himself absurdly rich, his mother insanely proud, and a fool of me, the fable-teller, who is now at a loss to draw a moral.

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