We tried so
hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I’d like better.
I’d really like for them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I really would.
I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your dog put to sleep. I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it’s all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he’s scared, I hope you let him.
When you want to see a movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you’ll let him.
I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.
On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don’t ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won’t be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books. When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. I don’t care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don’t like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor’s window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you - tough times and hard work, disappointment and happiness. To me, it’s the only way to appreciate life. Written with a pen.
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Happiness is health and a short memory. - Unknown
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. - Haruki Murakami
When life hands you lemons, make whiskey sours. - WC Fields
My doctor tells me I got a communications disease. - Archie Bunker
The wish for healing has always been half of health. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy. - Groucho Marx
Hope is medicine for a soul that's sick and tired. - Eric Swensson
Through pain I've learned to comfort suffering men. - Virgil
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. - Charlie Chaplin
Ireland is a fruitful mother of genius, but a barren nurse. - Unknown
A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope. - Terri Guillemets
Where there is laughter there is always more health than sickness. - Phyllis Bottome
Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted. - Johann Paul Friedrich Richter
Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacy. - Napoleon Bonaparte
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the Doctor's book. - Irish Proverb
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. - William Penn
Oh, when I was a kid, I was ugly. When I was born, the doctor smacked my mother. - Rodney Dangerfield
Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities. - Lord Dunsany
If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives. - David Riesman
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. - Henny Youngman
I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. - Groucho Marx
I wonder why you can always read a Doctor's bill but you can never read his prescription. - Finley Peter Dunne
Jameson's Irish Whiskey really does improve with age: the older I get the more I like it. - Bob Monkhouse
Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing. - Max Irons
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain. - C S Lewis
The more pain that's referenced or implied, the deeper the laugh can be because the laughter heals the pain. - Mimi Kennedy
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost. - Rev. Billy Graham
I've got a great doctor. He gave a guy six months to live. They couldn't pay his bill so he gave him another six months. - Henny Youngman
Let no one suppose that the words doctor and patient can disguise from the parties the fact that they are employer and employee. - George Bernard Shaw
It's a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain. - Rick Baker
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy? - Leslie Caron
I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. - George Carlin
I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest. - Rodney Dangerfield
Every essential oil has a healing purpose. I think it's a great gift because it's something that elevates your mood and your health. - Yolanda Hadid
Where we always start is: What's the user's itch? What's their pain point that occurs frequently enough to build a habit around? - Nir Eyal
Nurse: 1. A woman whose business is to make sickness a pleasure; 2. A young women who holds your wrist and then expects your pulse to be normal.
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