“All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.” –Raymond Hull “One study found that simply having a husband creates an extra seven hours of housework a week.” –Newsweek, “I Don’t: The Case Against Marriage.” June 21, 2010. Overheard at a 50th wedding anniversary party. A guest: “How did you…
Remember when you thought your parents had done the dirty deed twice—once to make you and once to make your sister?
And then at some point the illusion shatters. Too bad it’s usually far before the whole concept can be, ahem, appreciated.
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A friend shared this story with me last week and I have been laughing ever since.
She and her nine-year-old son were driving in her car. They passed a billboard promoting safe sex. “Mom, what’s that about?” he asked.
“It’s about birth control,” she replied, being an open and honest sort of parent. “I’ve told you about it before. It’s what you use when you are having sex so that you don’t get pregnant.”
“I know,” he replied. “Which means you are doing it just for the fun of it, which is weird.”
She said she thought she”d remind him of this story on his 21st birthday. I say–wedding toast.