Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Bear with Me...Just Venting

They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that's why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on stranger.  David Assael, Northern Exposure, Family Feud, 1993


I am frustrated. Just had an argument with my teenage daughter. The mother-daughter kind of trifle.I wish she'll grow up fast enough so I can rest.  Don't get me wrong, she can be a wonderful girl when she wants to but she is so stubborn and unwilling to compromise that I have to stay away from her until I can collect myself. Grrrrr!!!!!!! This girl is my pride and joy. You will know that she has given me so much to be happy and proud about if you read some of the older entries I wrote about her. I love her dearly but we have our aggravating moments.

         On the happier front, I collected some funny quotes about children to amuse myself and make fun of the child in above paragraph. As they say, humor is the best medicine. Why cry when you can laugh?

          Here they are. Hope you will have a chuckle or two like I did after reading them.

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.    Bill Cosby, US comedian &TV actor

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.   Clarence Darrow, US defense lawyer

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.  Fran Lebowitz, US writer and humorist

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.  Leo Burke

The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.  Dorothy Parker, US author, humorist, poet, & wit
Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.  P.J. O'Rourke, US humorist & political commentator
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.  Robert Byrne
Never have children, only grandchildren. Gore Vidal, US author & dramatist

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.  Robert Orben

Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.  Robert Orben

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.  Sam Levenson





astaryth said...

<LOL> loved the quotes! Yes, teenagers can be frustrating. At that age they think you know nothing about how they feel... of course, you were NEVER a teenager yourself <g>

alphawoman1 said...

I'll never know how I survived my daughters teenage years.  Nor do I know how my Mom survived mine.  Lord knows I tried to kill her (inadvertently)! Loved the fav is the unprotected mid section crack!

heyleesilentd said...

Thanks for the comment on my journal, it's good to know that somebody (besides me) actually reads it! LOL
Sorry that you and your daughter had an argument, me and my mom usually get along well, but when we argue I get grounded and she has to take a nap.
I loved those quotes! The unprotected midsection one is very funny and I like the one about guppies eating their young. Very funny.
PS How is the Janis Joplin greatest hit cd? I'm interested in buying that...

my78novata said...

OH I love those quotes. Yes nothing at all like a teen daughter. Cna stress moms to hte breaking point!!!!!!!!!! Lori

coy1234787 said...

    Yep, know all about those teen age daughters, gotta love em. It's very healthy to be able to put you mixed emotions about the relationship down in black and white, good job ... good mother...
    Re: your comment in my journal, my trip to the beach was the first since the hurricanes too, a lot of the roads are still closed. Nothing more rejuvinating than a walk on the beach, hope you get to go soon.

                        *** Coy ***

karensull12 said...

Great quotes.  I have 2 daughters and a son (all teenagers) so I definitely hear you on this one.  We have arguments all day long sometimes.  But I still love them.

lindainspokane said...

thats the job of teenage girls! my daughter is 21 and i am so thankful shes no longer a teen ager! i thought i was gonna be bald by the time she graduated HS! good luck!!


tzarbaleihayim said...

I thought I would stop by and visit your journal and tell you thanx for visiting mine.

veovus79 said...

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."
 Leo Burke

Isn't that the truth. My daugther is almost four and she is pretty strong willed now. I don't know if I want to know what the future will bring.

justaname4me2 said...

O My gosh, love those quotes! My daughter is a mere 2 months for the age of 13. Should I buy her or I the coffin now, or later ? :o) I've always been a bit petrified about this whole teenage things, she's so wonderful now, but I just know the transformation is going to happen any day!