Friday, August 31, 2012

Three Words

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For this weekend's Trifextra, we're going to keep it short.  Ridiculously short.  The shortest it has ever been and probably will ever be.

Robert Frost one said, "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."  We want you to do the same.  Sum up anything you want, but do it in three words.  Your response should mirror Frost's quote by beginning, "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about--."  And the last four words are yours to choose.




In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about parenting
instructions not included.




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    1. I take it you're muddling your way through just the same way I am, Mel? :)

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    2. I am. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, and sometimes second by second. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Dang it, we're 'trapped'!

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  3. Yup, all in 3 words!

    Yeah once you take them out of the packaging, there's no return policy.

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    1. That's right, braintomahawk! That's in the fine prints that people don't have the time to read...

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    1. But we make own own--right, Gina? Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. Back at cha, Amelia. What do we do? *snort*

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  6. Yeah, what is up with that, anyway? By the time we get it figured out (hahaha yeah) the durned kids start having their OWN kids.

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    1. That's when they get a taste of their own medicine! You must be sitting back and watching all that deja-vu flash by, huh, Barbara?

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    2. yup - and chuckling all the while. Our oldest grandboy is 20 yo - the youngest is 9. We have an 18, a 15, two 13s and an 11 in between. LOVE

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  7. Indeed. :) I would have said "Each is different" or "Do not compare."

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    1. My second choice was, "expect the unexpected." Yours are dead-on, too!

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  8. Ha! That's the truth. It would sure be easier if they did have manuals!

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    1. I guess my experience tells me that the instructions are pre-printed on our instincts; we just have to trust them... Easier said than done!

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    1. I took the plunge anyway, twice, so what does that say about me? Thanks, AmyBird!

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  10. This is perfect. Nothing more to be said about parenting. ;)

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    1. We make it up as we go! Thanks, lumdog!

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  11. If they did come with one, I misplaced it many years ago. Not sure a generic set would have worked anyway. Perfectly said.

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    1. They came just all by their naked, slippery selves, as far as I know! Thanks, Gina!

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  12. Oh how I wish... :-) Well done, Sandra.

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    1. Would make things much easier, wouldn't it? Thanks, Imelda!

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  13. Love your words so much better than the ones I chose for the same idea! Brilliant :)

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    1. Kimberly, my words are not any better! We have the same concept--parenting is about as hard as it can get! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Perfection. And so, so, so true.

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  15. How great would it be if an instruction book was included

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    1. It would be great, and why isn't it included? Thanks, Bo!

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  16. No, but wouldn't it be a helluva lot more easier if they were? Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Yes, and I'd actually read this particular instruction manual, ha! Thanks, Trifecta!

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  17. I totally agree. And I'd like the revised version of the instructions to use on teenagers! I'm a new follower, too!
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    1. Thanks, Laura! So glad to have you here! Actually, *you* might be able to pass along the teenager version to me, since I'll need it in a few years... :)

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  18. Instructions not included. Yes that is it. Thank you. It would of been nice if they came out with instruction manual instead of the placenta.

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    1. Haha, my thoughts exactly! At least that would be more useful postpartum! Thank you, HLF!

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