Listen to the Mustn'ts, child, listen to the Don'ts.
Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the Impossibles, the Won'ts.

Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me.
Anything can happen, child, Anything can be.

-Shel Silverstein

Friday, July 9, 2010

Life is Funny...

Life is funny. It isn't as much "har, har" funny as it is "Hey, that wasn't in the brochure" kind of funny.

Marriage doesn't turn out to be a endless nights of passion and days filled with freedom away from your parents tyrannical rule.

An Apartment isn't like Ken and Barbie's dream house.

A Mortgage is just a prison disguised as legal sized papers in a pretty folder with gold embossed letters on the front.

Food doesn't make itself.

Nothing is self cleaning...including the oven, which is the biggest marketing scam since Dexatrim.

Children are not like real life Cabbage Patch Dolls that move and speak according to your will.

Parenting is not a throw down challenge to prove you can do it better than all the parents before you that you have criticized, including your own.

A real job is not something you jump gladly out of bed at 6 AM every day for...in fact the longer you do it, the better a McDonald's fry cook looks to you.

Lessons still suck to learn to matter how old you get. And tears still fall.

The bully's on the playground never go away, they just disguise themselves better.

You never discover what it is you want to be when you grow up...because one day you realize you grew up and never decided. Somehow your life just happened and you still feel like you are seventeen waiting for it to start.


I excitedly took a quiz I was emailed today on how to Maximize your Strengths: Personal Growth and Development.

Question #1: What do you like to talk about without stopping?

Me: Hmmm. I'm not sure. That is a tough one. Let's see what the explanation says:

Chances are, the things that interest you most get you talking on and on. If what you talk about without stopping are the complaints you have or the things about other people that bother you, then nothing here will help you. A negative attitude will sabotage any success you may seek, and the responsibility for that is yours.

And now I am going back to bed.


  1. Couldn't agree more! Love that list...and I too am now going back to bed.

  2. I don't expect all of those to happen for me because I never have unrealistic expectations. Nope. I don't expect dinner to make itself. I KNOW it will.