There are times, and at different ages,
When children go through all those stages
Of  sounding like they’re your begetters,
Trying to be the ones who fetter.

When they’re young it’s accidental
Treating you as though you’re mental
But when they hit their middle age
They often don the role of ‘sage’

Which I always find quite funny
When I recall the noses [runny]
All the tantrums over food
And explanations of what is rude.

But there they are with ideas sticking
Not liking that your brain keeps ticking
And soon their children will do the same
And they themselves become fair game.

(About which children are you talking, Peabrain? Not mine, certainly. Lo,TG Ed)


Match of the Day

Sir Match



  1. Posted August 26, 2010 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Are you saying that kids never stop being annoying?? Sheesh.. think I’ll go back to bed!

    (should that be inVESTAture? 😉

    daddyp replied:

    Dammit ….. an opportunity missed again! ….. I’m going to have to use you as a copywriter …….

    daddyp replied:

    Hang on!!!! You’re the same age as my kids aren’t you? ……. point proved!!!! *star jump + recovery time*

  2. Posted August 26, 2010 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    careful with those star jumps daddyp. they’re dangerous for a man of your advanced years

    daddyp replied:

    Another kid giving me advice!!! …… sheeeeesh

  3. Posted August 26, 2010 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    sadly, i had to read this far too many times. should not visit DP before my morning coffee… but i get it. the frogs symbolize ‘earth-moon-sun’ and we should always try hard to recycle. you’re a deep thinker.

    Lo,TG replied:


    daddyp replied:

    Indeed I am …… *looks vaguely round* …… mmmmmm

  4. Posted August 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Not all youth are that way DP. I come, as people did before Solomon, seeking wisdom… and perhaps a peek at his vast storehouse of wealth. (Tee hee) So where do you keep the vault?

    daddyp replied:

    You’re after my wallet!!!! ….. *hides it in dustbin* …… you can’t fool me! *breaks out in a sweat*

  5. Posted August 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Children? If I wanted something dirty, noisy, expensive and unreliable – i’d buy a Harley Davidson.

    daddyp replied:

    I’ve always rather fancied a Harley ….. the last bike I had was a BSA Bantam which was dirty, noisy, cheap and unreliable ……

    JohnC replied:

    I want a woman who can birth a Harley now.

    daddyp replied:

    Oh …. they’re VERY expensive …..

    JohnC replied:

    The woman or the Harley?

    daddyp replied:

    I don’t know much about Harleys …… come to think of it, I don’t know much about …… oh never mind …….

    John replied:

    That’s right, keep your sage advice to yourself and let the world fall into anarchy after your demise.

    daddyp replied:

    I’m due for a demise!!! …. is that good?

    JohnC replied:

    Can I get the keys? *gigglesnort*

  6. Posted August 27, 2010 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    I think I would have been better off raising frogs than kids. At least if the frogs got too annoying I could turn them into dinner.

    daddyp replied:

    Cue very old joke – “I like children but I can’t eat a whole one.”

    John replied:

    …try a nice peach or citrus sauce next time.

    daddyp replied:

    *Takes notes*

  7. Posted August 28, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m still this way to my folks, fortunately my son doesn’t treat me as mental. Yet.

    daddyp replied:

    Are you sure? They can be very cunning you know …. without realising it of course. My little chaps are in their 40’s now – I taught them everything I know and still they appear to know nothing ……. tee hee

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