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'Well, the magic of Christmas is officially over, unless it includes waking up to a septic tank backup.'
Tags:family life, family-life, septic tank, septic tanks, plunger, plungers, plumber, plumbers, plumbing, christmas morning, christmas mornings, xmas, magic, festive spirit, festive spirits, seasonal spirit, emergency plumber, emergencies, disenchantment, disenchanted, holidays, real life adventures
'I'd always hoped that I'd leave this mortal coil surrounded by my beautiful, loving family,,, so can some of you ugly ones move to the back'
'Thanks, but my homework is a little beyond your skill set, Mom.'
'Who will you be celebrating Black Friday with this year?'
'You know what they say. . . 'If your dog is fat - you aren't getting enough exercise.''
'Heck, this is nothing, why when I was a kid, we'd have snow clear up to here.'
'Dad, can you just drop me off here?'
"If your mother asks, we crossed at the corner."
"He has a new travel mug and no place to go."
"If you can get his parents to go ballistic, he can't hit a thing."
Tags:parent, parents, parental pressure, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, baseball game, baseball games, baseball match, baseball matches, distraction, distractions, weak point, weak points, weakness, kid, kids, family life, family-life, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, batter, batters, batting, bat, bats, unsporting, unsportsmanship, sportsmanship
You Must Be This Tall - To Have An Opinion
Tags:opinion, opinions, opinionated, family life, family-life, teen, teens, teenager, argument, arguments, domestic, domestics, spat, spats, arguing, row, rows, family row, family rows, argumentative, family meal, family meals, family rule, household rule, household rules, kid, kids, childhood, valid opinion, valid opinions
"Just remember, son, it doesn't matter whether you win or lose - unless you want Daddy's love."
Tags:dad, dads, daddy, daddies, proud parent, proud parents, pushy parent, pushy parents, ambition, ambitions, competitive, competitiveness, father, fathers, family life, family-life, kid, kids, childhood, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, baseball game, baseball games, baseball match, baseball matches, pushy, love, winner, winners, high expectation, disappointment, disappointments
"Go ask your mother."
Tags:mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, guru, gurus, spiritual advisor, spiritual advisors, spiritual adviser, spiritual advisers, spiritual advice, spiritual journey, spiritual journeys, hermit, hermits, spiritual leader, spiritual leaders, dad, dads, kid, kids, childhood, childhoods, knowledge, wisemen, wiseman, wise men, wise man, family life, family-life
"Isn't it great that even with our busy schedules we still make the time to just be together and talk about everything else we should bet getting done?"
Tags:girlfriends, boyfriend, boyfriends, date, dates, love life, chore, chores, to-do list, to-do lists, to do list, to do lists, workload, workloads, work/life balance, work-life balance, life-work balance, life/work balance, hectic lifestyle, hectic lifestyles, busy schedule, busy schedules, complain, complains, complaining, family life
"Perhaps I'll enjoy sharing what's on your iPod, honey, when Hell freezes over."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, parent, parents, parenthood, parenting, when hell freezes over, sharing, sharing music, music, musical taste, musical tastes, different tastes, modern life, modern music, modern parenting, enjoy, appreciate, mp3 player, mp3 players, music player, music players, smartphone, smartphones, electronic device, electronic devices, technology, headphones, earphones, ear buds, earbuds, family life, family, families
"I feel like I need you less and less, Mom, now that I can make myself feel guilty all on my own."
"I need more time to study your decision."
'Um...Excuuuse me?! Apparently you've forgotten the household peacekeeping policy.'
"I know you adopted me, but who were my biological parents?"
"He wants to know if I'm alone."
Tags:dating, date, dates, courting, courtship, courtships, 1940s dating, mummys girl, family, families, 1940s family, 1940s families, call, calling, telephone call, phone call, phone calls, family life, 1940s family life, disapproving parent, disapproving parents, disapproving mom, disapproving moms, disapproving mum, disapproving mums, disapproving mother, disapproving mothers, vintage, 1940s
"Today I found out the Easter Bunny is fake news."
'It's my car now, but as soon as it's fixed, it'll be my daughter's again.'
'...The world does revolve around our child!'
'When I was your age the whole family had to gather around just one screen.'