Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wednesday Writer's Block

I have nothing to say. Amazing! My husband would mark this on his calender. It's not that things haven't happened, but I just am drawing a blank. So I got this in my e-mail today and thought I would post it lest people think I have disappeared. It has the ring of truth and can either be sad or funny so I thought I would share it. Have a great day!

Now and then Fatherhood...

Today nearly 100 years have elapsed since the first father's Day was
celebrated. Fathers of 1900 didn't have it nearly as good as fathers of today;
but they did have a few advantages: In 1900, fathers prayed their children
would learn English.
Today, fathers pray their children will speak English.

In 1900, a father's horsepower meant his horses.
Today, it's the size of his minivan.

In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family's head, he was a success.
Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4-car garage. And that's just the
vacation home.

In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell him when the baby arrived.
Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure film is
in the video camera.

In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons. Today, kids wouldn't touch
Dad's clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle.

In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business. Today,
fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach
them how to work the computer and set the VCR.

In 1900, a father smoked a pipe.
If he tries that today, he gets sent outside after a lecture on throat cancer.

In 1900, fathers shook their children gently and whispered, "Wake up, it's time
for school."
Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: "Wake up, it's
time for baseball practice."

In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the
supper table.
Today, a father comes home to a note: "Jimmy's at baseball, Cindy's at
gymnastics, I'm at adult-Ed, Pizza in fridge."

In 1900, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing
in a stream.
Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons' ears and shout, "WHEN YOU