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I met four new families today

My wife and I had to run to the local shopping mall this afternoon.  It was packed. I had to search hard just to find a parking space.

After we parked and got out of the car, and as we headed into the mall, I met 4 families.

They are all very active, with kids, pets and they all ride around in big SUVs to get their familie from point A to point B.

One of the families has a Dad who loves to fish, one family’s Dad plays golf and another family’s Dad loves to Sing & Dance

The fourth family did not have a Dad.

The family with the golfing Dad has one dog and three cats.  The Mom likes to shop, the oldest girl plays soccer and the little girl likes softball.

The fishing Dad is still married. They have 2 daughters, a baby boy and a puppy.  They drive a Ford Mini Van.

The family without a Dad has two girls and one boy.  I think the boy is the oldest of the kids. The Mommy is really cute.

The family with the singing Dad has two girls and two boys. They are really religious. The girls have pig tails and the little boys wear baseball caps.

Let me introduce you to them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good people.  I’m glad I could introduce you to them.

Call Dad

Dad, can you fix my headlight?

Hey Dad, can you tell me how to change to grease in my muffler bearings?

Dad, I love you – will you loan me $20.  Mom said it’s OK

Dad, my boyfriend wants to get another tattoo. Can you drive him to see Floyd at the Tattoo shop?

Dad, your the best ever, what’s for dinner?

Dad, I’m out of tampons again, can you pick some up when you go get your beer and chips?

Dad, there is a really big bug in my bedroom, will you drive over hear and kill it for me, PLEASE?

I know your really busy working, but I need a ride to the mall, Please, I love you

Dad, I wrecked my car, what do I do next?

Dad, Mom said you would move my stuff out of the condo again. Can we do it during half time?

I want to watch Riding in cars with boys tonight, do you have to watch that football game?

I’m super Dad. I have four daughters and I get these calls and many others like it often.

Yet, I would have it no other way.

I’m Super Dad!

 

Halloween 2011 – easy

This year Bum & I were not at home in time for Halloween activities. Usually not a big deal since there is only one family in our neighborhood with kids and they have been going somewhere else to do the trick or treating activities for the past few years.

We did get to see the grands from K-Ville via Cell Phone Camera – thanks J&O. Looks like the kids were ready to grab ’em, bag ’em and run!

The Advance family came by to say hello. Fortunately we had two small bags of gummy bears for them. When I handed Bayden his bag of candy, he turned to Bum and said “Can you get scissors?”

Happy Halloween everyone

A different view on “When I was a kid…..”

Child of Yesterday

Child of Yesterday

A friend of mine up north sent this to me and I feel obliged to share it with you

If you are 40, or older, you might think this is hilarious!

It’s from a Child of Yesterday


When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning…. Uphill… Barefoot… BOTH ways… yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!

But now that I’m over the ripe old age of forty, I can’t help but look around and notice the youth of today. You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a darn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don’t know how good you’ve got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn’t have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter – with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn’t care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3s or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We’d play our favorite tape and “eject” it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that’s how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that’s it!

There weren’t any freakin’ cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn’t make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your “friends”. OH MY!!! Think of the horror… not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there’s TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

And we didn’t have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, the collection agent… you just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn’t have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘Asteroids’. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen… Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

Do you think you could have been a Child of Yesterday?

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES! Oh, no, what’s the world coming to?

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I’m saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-finks!

And we didn’t have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

And our parents told us to stay outside and play… all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside… you were doing chores! And car seats – oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the “safety arm” across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling “shot gun” in the first place! See! That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You’re spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn’t have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

Regards, The Over 40 Crowd ie – A Child of Yesterday