Sunday, April 22, 2007


As John and I were strolling around the little town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware last night we discovered a new little shop that was full of tin signs. We found one we couldn't resist though it was one of the few that wasn't tin. We posted it in a small room off the kitchen that we call the pantry.

We store food and drinking supplies in this room and thought the sign would reach the target audience in this spot.

John and I think it is just the funniest! Yet its garnered no laughs from the children to date.


Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Not surprising the kids don't find it amusing......

but then again, to those of us with kids now on their own! ; )

4/22/2007 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger Psychomikeo said...

1930's 40's, 50's, 60's.

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we
rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE
actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but
we weren't overweight because


We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlight came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,

4/22/2007 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Even if they get the hint, they will just shrug every time they see the sign and put up with their stupid parents' harrassment.
Really funny, Mary.

4/22/2007 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Ha! That's a good one. I had a framed, detailed instruction sheet on how to install a new roll of toilet paper in the bathroom. They didn't laugh at that either. Now, if we can find a poster on how to clean your bedroom, we've got it made.

4/22/2007 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger Dizzy Dezzi said...


Now I need to go out and get me one o' dem!

4/22/2007 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Willowtree said...

While I was reading it and laughing, I actually wondered if the kids would find it funny. You answered my question.

4/22/2007 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Mary, there are ideas, then there are radical ideas, to be given to teens. Having suffered two otherwise lovable human beings thru that period, I learned they found very little humor in anything that required an output of a thing called "effort" on their part.:)

4/22/2007 06:52:00 PM  
Blogger Shrink wrapped scream said...

I want one a them!! Weekends are chaotic around these parts, I not only have to put up with feeding all of my own crew, I also seem to have inherited a clutch of OTHER FOLKS KIDS, that my own little darlings find, and drag back home.
I'm thinking of sueing for child support..

Soo strikes a chord!!

4/22/2007 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

We all once knew everything, or enough to think so!

4/22/2007 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

I remember those days Psychomikeo. We spent a lot of time outdoors. I grew up down a bayou community and we had woods that started at the back of our yard. The woods were our playground. IF anyone remembers the old commercial about the koolaid house, that was our house.

4/22/2007 08:36:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

CM- Yeah the ones still home I doubt will ever acknowledge the sign but I am sure MY friends will adore it.

Psychomikeo- the good ole days...

Cream- I must resign myself to stupidity.

Peacechick- Oh the signs I could hang in this home...

Dizzy- I knew you'd love it.

WT-Yeah and just to add...their friends haven't laughed either.

TUA-Well you know even if they did find it funny they would let us know.

SWS- SUeing! I love it. Good idea!

Yoga- Yes and then we grew up and found we knew NOTHING.

Donnie-It is sad what these generations are missing.

4/22/2007 09:02:00 PM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

I want one of those boys will be teenagers soon!

4/23/2007 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Good for Me said...

that's superb! my kids are far from teens, but i could see that in my kitchen when they are :)

4/26/2007 09:01:00 PM  

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