As the rain was pouring down outside this past week I began to list out to myself all the bad weather chores I should be getting to. One of those this last weekend struck me funny. I was going through my closet with the idea that I would remove clothes that I hadn’t worn in ages or didn’t think I would wear again.
What really struck me was that some things in my closet I have had for a long time. Some of my clothes may be older than some of my coworkers! I laughed out loud when I was struck by that thought. I have to admit that some of these ancient clothes have now been relegated to being “weekend” clothes.
That realization made me think about how some clothes hang around because they are comfortable or provide a certain sense of comfort for days spent doing chores or just lounging around. How many of you have these “ancient” clothes? Proudly I can say my “comfortable and ancient” clothes still have their place in my closet!
Well, after that confession I am using this week’s blog to send some humor your way. Here is a great reading for you all:
THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED
1) No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.
THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED
1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don’t hurt.
3) Families are like fudge…mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.
ABOUT GROWING OLD
1) Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.
4) You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
Quote of the Week:
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman