Wet Pants

I read this story a few years ago and passed it on in an e mail. Since this is the first week of school in our school district, I searched for an inspiring story to pass along to my teacher friends from years past and my current teacher acquaintances. This seemed a good fit.

Wet Pants

Come with me to a third grade classroom…

There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It’s never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they’ll never speak to him again as long as he lives.

The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, “Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I’m dead meat.”

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.

As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy’s lap.

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, “Thank you, thank you, Lord!”

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the
object of sympathy.

The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful.

But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been
transferred to someone else – Susie.

She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. You’ve done enough, you
klutz!”
Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?” Susie whispers back, “I wet my pants once too.”

May we all see the opportunities that are always around us to do good.

Author Unknown

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5 Comments

  1. I just love this story!!!!!!

    Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny t

    • thanks, Kenny. I should have looked on your site for a teacher story; maybe you already have this one.

  2. lehunt

    Very sweet story 🙂

  3. Oh my, what a good story! As a teacher of older kids, this is not something I ever had to deal with–but I certainly remember being small, and I would have curled up in shame if this had happened to me! What a perfect answer to prayer 🙂

    • I told this story in conjunction with one of my Bible study groups recently and what a wonderful response it received. They all clapped for the last remark from the little girl!

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