"Mary" said the teacher, "I'd like you to come up to the map and point out the Falklands." Mary dutifully came forward and did so. Then the teacher said "Very good, now Alexander, can you tell us who discovered the Falklands?"
Alexander quickly responded: "Mary did sir!"
A father lamented the fact that all three of his children were attending college. He kept complaining he was getting poorer by degrees!
Father to Son: "Do you know what Abraham Lincoln was doing at your age?"
Son to Father: No, I dont, but I know he was President at your age."
And in the kids say the darnedest things department I offer the following actual quotes:
"No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you are stuck with."
Kirsten-- aged 10
How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
Demick age 8 says "You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids."
What are Dates for?
Lynette aged 8 says "Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough."
And lastly the Homer Simpson quote for today--- "Don't keep blaming yourself. Just do it once and then move on!"
Friday, August 04, 2006
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Those are great. My own father's favorite anecdote about fathers and sons went like this;
A son at college gets a little carefree with his spending and uses his last few dollars to send a telegram home to his father that read,"No mon. No fun, your son."
The father in turn sent a message back reading, "Too bad. So sad, your dad."
My favorite Homer Simpson passage on parenting is the following (soon to be part of a blog post on God and promises):
Lisa: You promised to take us to the lake.
Homer: I promise you kids lots of things, and that's what makes me such a good father.
Lisa: Actually, keeping promises would make you a good father.
Homer: No, that would make me a great father.
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