The Birthday Wish
A man asked his wife, “What would you most like for
She said, “I’d love to be ten again.”
On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright
and early and off they went to a theme park.
He put her on every ride in the park–the Death Slide,
The Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear. Everything
there was, she had a go.
She staggered out of the theme park five hours later,
her head reeling and her stomach upside down.
Into McDonald’s they went, where she was given a
Double Big Mac with extra fries and a strawberry shake.
Then off to a theater to see Star Wars–more burgers,
popcorn, cola and sweets.
At last she staggered home with her husband and
collapsed into bed.
Her husband leaned over and asked, “Well, dear,
what was it like being ten again?”
One eye opened and she groaned, “Actually I meant