By Erma Bombeck
"America's irrepressible doyenne of family satire."
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Madcap, bittersweet humor in vintage Erma Bombeck-style. You'll chortle till it hurts and like it! "Any mom with part a cranium is familiar with that once Daddy's little boy turns into Mommy's little boy, the child is so rainy, he's treading water. What do you suggest you're a participle within the college play and also you want a gown? these rotten young ones. If in basic terms they'd enable me get up in my very own manner. Why have they got to line up alongside my mattress and stare at me like Moby Dick simply washed up onto a seashore somewhere?"
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Know That It’s Not That Important What’s not that important? Well . . nearly everything. The majority of the annoyances we suffer with our children are due to minor Building a Strong Foundation 33 Ethan, age 3½ issues—whining about bedtime, fussing about sharing a toy, refusing to eat a green bean. For the first six or more years of a child’s life I can’t really think of a single thing that child could do that would truly warrant a parent’s anger. Yes, of course we get angry at our children, we are human.
I would care to know less, and know to care more. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging, and less tugging. I would be firm less often, and affirm much more. I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d teach less about the love of power, And more about the power of love. —From 100 Ways to Build Self-Esteem and Teach Values. Copyright 1994, 2003 by Diana Loomans. com.
I’d do less correcting, and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less, and know to care more. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging, and less tugging. I would be firm less often, and affirm much more. I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d teach less about the love of power, And more about the power of love.