The Whispering Bairn


Once upon a time there was a boss of a computer tech company who needed to contact an employee about a computer problem. You may ask why did a boss of a computer tech company need to call an underling about a computer problem? I will tell you. I don’t know. So, upon calling the employee’s home, he was greeted with a child’s whispered voice on the first ring,


“Is your Daddy home?” the boss quickly asked.

*Yes*, whispered the small voice.

“May I talk with him?” the man asked.

The small voice whispered, *No.*

“Is your Mommy there?”

*Yes*, came the answer.

“May I talk with her?”

Again the small voice whispered, *No.*

“Son, is there any one there besides you?” the boss asked.

*Yes*, whispered the child, *A policeman.*

The boss asked, “May I speak with the policeman?”

*No, he’s busy*, whispered the child.

“Busy doing what?” asked the boss.

*Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman*, came the whispered answer.

Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter he asked, “What is that noise?”

*A hello-copper*, answered the whispering voice.

“What is going on there?” asked the boss, now alarmed.

The child answered, *The police just landed the hello-copper!*

Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated the boss asked, “Why are they there?”

After a muffled little giggle, the young voice replied in a very low whisper,

*They’re looking for me!*


There are a few morals to this story:

  1. Don’t let your children read “Tom Sawyer.”
  2. Never teach your children how to whisper.
  3. Show your children the very best place in the house to hide and you will always know where they are.
  4. After that you’re on your own and parenting is not easy, so keep God very close to you at all times.


“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12

This picture has 10,000 meanings and I love every one of them.

Note: The lead-in and follow-up of the story belongs to me. The story itself is by Anonymous.

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