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ifihadahif Posted: Tue Jul 12 09:42:38 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  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 meat loaf 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 old 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/sister. 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/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.



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 boygirl, 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 Grandma/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 Hannukah/Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.






These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.





 
misszero Posted: Tue Jul 12 22:54:03 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  my dad won't buy me and my sister a car. and i'm pretty much in agreement with his reasoning that it would be better if he lent us the money at 7% interest per annum (it's 'character building'). On that slightly financial note, i'd like to say thanks for all the procrastination GT has allowed me in the past years, but i'm being reduced to the ranks of the DBF'er, as i'm leaving the nest, and can't afford to take an internet connection with me. Thanks guys :)


 
Zacq Posted: Tue Jul 12 23:31:21 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  filthy mcnasty said:
>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.

Drug users are often perfectly nice people.


 
andariel Posted: Wed Jul 13 02:44:48 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  filthy mcnasty said:
>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 don't like people who take drugs... Customs men, for example.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Jul 13 07:04:31 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  misszero said:
>my dad won't buy me and my sister a car. and i'm pretty much in agreement with his reasoning that it would be better if he lent us the money at 7% interest per annum (it's 'character building'). On that slightly financial note, i'd like to say thanks for all the procrastination GT has allowed me in the past years, but i'm being reduced to the ranks of the DBF'er, as i'm leaving the nest, and can't afford to take an internet connection with me. Thanks guys :)
>
Hey ! Dammit you can't leave !
Dammit Addie, they've run another perfectly fine GT'er off !
I'm calling for an airstrike !
Now where are those damn coordinates ?
Fuck !


 
addi Posted: Wed Jul 13 07:21:36 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  filthy mcnasty said:

>Dammit Addie, they've run another perfectly fine GT'er off !

Yes, it sucks. Something tells me the liberal media is behind this, but I can't prove it.
and we all hope it's just temporary, misszero, cuz ever since the fateful day I came on board here you were around for support...like family. You will be missed.

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