and his 4-year-old brother are upstairs in their bedroom. The
7-year-old is explaining that it is high time that the two of
them begin swearing. When his little brother responds enthusiastically,
the 7-year old says, ''When we go downstairs for breakfast this
morning, I'll say 'hell' and you say 'ass'.''
The 4-year-old happily agrees. As the two boys are seating themselves
at the breakfast table, their mother walks in and asks her older
son what he would like to eat for breakfast. The 7-year-old replies,
''Aw hell, Mom, I'll just have some Cheerios."
The surprised mother reacts quickly and whacks him one.
The boy runs upstairs, bawling and rubbing his behind. With
a sterner note in her voice, the mother then asks the younger
son, ''And what would YOU like for breakfast?''
''I don't know,'' the 4-year-old blubbers, ''but you can
bet your ASS it's not gonna be Cheerios!"