Thursday, July 05, 2007

Cause I am a "Slacker"

I FINALLY!!!!!!

Have a day off today and what do I do???

I drank too damn much last night and I have a freaking headache today.

But I am up and about and damn determined to enjoy my day, although it will be full of chores to catch up on....

But I wanted to leave some thoughts with y'all...a friend sent me this email and I love it...

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 boy\girl, 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 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.

Written By Paul Harvey

30 comments:

Art said...

Feel better soon! Hope you have a great day!

captain corky said...

Enjoy your day off Barb!

The Lone Beader said...

Take 2 motrin & call me in the morning... :)

Gardener Greg said...

Finally a day off. Prop your feet up and just close your eyes. Don't do like I do and try to cram in everything you couldn't do for the last month because you were working. Please try to relax.

Greg

Bardouble29 said...

Art - I am feeling much better!!

Corky - I am doing what I want to today!!!

LB- Thanks!!!

Greg - I am relaxing and blogging!

SJ said...

Thats betetr than a headache from work related stress :) Feeling better now?

just me said...

Too bad about the headache, but I love the thoughts from Paul Harvey. My dad always listened to him in the car on the radio whenever we went to "town".

And everything he said is true.

singleton said...

We hope.....
these things our lives were blessed with, and we tried so hard to save our kids from, and now wish so badly our grand-babies will have....
because we know now.....

Enjoy enjoy enjoy your day off...

Chucky said...

yay for your day off!

Jay said...

I usually deal with the headache by drinking taking a few drinks of whatever it was that caused the headache. Just get back on the pony and ride. LOL ;-)

eric313 said...

Barb, is everything OK? Hope you have fun on your day off and I really hope that the muse finds you. Your writing calls to you.

And I loved this inspirational list of hope and love.
Hope you find everything your heart desires.
take care

Dorky Dad said...

Whatever you do, don't listen to anybody's hangover cure but mine. It works!

Uh, now what is my hangover cure?

skinnylittleblonde said...

Your email was so true...

I hope you had fun throwing down & hate the headache for you. SJ had a great point... better a party head-ache than a stress headache. Still, headaches suck & I hope it doesn't linger or stalk.

Anne said...

Finally a day off! I hope things calm down for you soon, so you can enjoy life more.

Anne said...

Finally a day off! I hope things calm down for you soon, so you can enjoy life more.

RockDog said...

Cool email...!

Enjoy the hangover! LOL!!

You just know that I tasted Ivory soap waaaaaay too much as a kid! LOL!



RockDog Unleashed - Saturdays @ Midnight Eastern!

dawn said...

Have a great weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!

Scary Monster said...

Me likes this post and me be pretty hard pressed to add anything to the list except; Hope you learn to laugh from yer belly and enjoy the ache of really good times.

STOMPS to both you and Paul.

SpongyBones said...

Damn this rocks woman! Been there and done most of this already. I know you have. So we muct be perfect!!!

Enemy of the Republic said...

I don't know how to react to this post. Let me think.

Bardouble29 said...

Enemy - Is that bad or good?

Dirk_Star said...

Amen!

Maybe if we all follow her words we'll see far fewer spoiled Paris Hiltons in the world...

Now, that's hot!

Enemy of the Republic said...

Not bad. I guess I have too much crap on my mind--it's hard to explain. Just going through the motions today.

JR's Thumbprints said...

I can drink to that!

Dirk_Star said...

Please help me to help Al Gore save the planet.

Paul said...

I think I know what you mean. Maybe this is oversimplifying, but to me it seems that after WWII, parents basically spoiled the "baby boomers." Made things too easy, bought them too many things.

From there, it's like the baby boomers never noticed they were spoiled and spoiled their kids even more. And it's been sliding downhill from there.

I don't even play a sociologist on TV so don't know how accurate my idea is here...

Palm Springs Savant said...

how I hate those morning after headaches, they are the worst. Usually takes me 2 day days to fully recover. and a half day swearing I'll never drink that much again!

sto by and say hi sometime!

Kati said...

Nice post, and how very true. Hope you had a good day off!!!!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

As one fellow lush to another - c'mon, it was worth it!

Loved this, so much wisdom..

creative-type dad said...

This is great.

Is this "the" Paul Harvey (the older radio guy?)