Family

Sep 17, 2011

We're a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.

Surfing with the Cowboy

I've been reading a lot of Erma Bombeck books lately and here are some nuggets I found here. I love the way she brings out the humor especially when it comes to the family. Enjoy.

The Family

“When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.”

“Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.”

“One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.”

“Never have more children than you have car windows.”

“Have you any idea how many kids it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, "What light?" and two more to say, "I didn't turn it on."”

“In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced on television.”

“What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?”

“Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.”

“I'm trying very hard to understand this generation. They have adjusted the timetable for childbearing so that menopause and teaching a sixteen-year-old how to drive a car will occur in the same week.”



4 comments

it's been a while... i miss you guys! :) hmm... ako na-ilhan ka si earl and lace nalang. the two young ones, i want to meet someday! :)

by April Lizel Alagar on September 20, 2011 at 7:02 PM. #

yey! someday maka visit mi sa iligan.  Ako rapong na-ilhan kay ikaw, si en-en and delfa.  The twins, I don't know who's who. hehe! 

by Earl on September 20, 2011 at 7:09 PM. #

ay..si Delza diay! haha! I remember sauna, Friday Bible studies sa inyoha and mag linya mo sisters. haha.

by Earl on January 5, 2012 at 9:20 AM. #

 earl, si en-en and "delza"... the rest of my sisters are lizadel, delbeth, "delfa", and lizlie... hahaha! :D

by April Lizel Alagar on January 5, 2012 at 9:20 AM. #

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