Comments: Saints Need Not Apply


Posted by wRitErsbLock at April 20, 2007 10:16 PM

I suspect they'll still be working on the social graces LONG after they've left the nest :-)

Posted by caltechgirl at April 20, 2007 11:43 PM

We went to see the horror movie, Disturbia, the other weekend. Somebody brought their toddler with them. Stupid people. The kid started crying and screaming. My "saint" aka Chowhound blurts out rather loudly "Got any duct tape?" Yeah, we're still working on social graces too.

Posted by sticks at April 21, 2007 06:32 AM

The cousin took her 11 and 4 year olds to Wally World in Gibtown.

One of Grady Stiles kinfolk was sitting there, and they spotted her at the same time... the 4 year old fascinated by the fact that the woman had no real legs, and the 11 year old noticing the "lobster claw" hands. "Holy crap! I never knew that someone could function with hands like that!!!" "Momma!!! She doesn't have any legs!!!"

The kids are up for sale, if anyone's interested.

Posted by That 1 Guy at April 21, 2007 09:47 AM

Having met them, I can attest to the fact that Bou's boys are very well behaved. Even Bones!

Posted by Denny at April 21, 2007 12:22 PM

Well, I have a boy that points out peoples crutches and the like to them. We were at the grocery store and a man who looked to have had polio years ago was in line ahead of us paying for his goods and the boy shouts - "You have crutches! and just when I'm ready to flatten him for his ignorance, he says sweetly "Since your hands are full, I will help you with this bag, my momma won't mind."

Who needs social graces, they can smile and grace gives way to sweetness.

Posted by oddybobo at April 21, 2007 04:45 PM

I don't think boys ever get the "social graces" thing... that trait is kinda short in us, but... hey, we're long on the honesty trait, and I've learned, honesty is not always the best policy.

Posted by RedNeck at April 22, 2007 10:56 AM

Bou, you may not have saints, but at least you try.

I wear hearing aids, and usually turn them off (turning them into earplugs) at the first sign of kids. But somehow their high-note screehes still make it through. I've always wondered how so many clueless parents are apparently deafer than I am, as they let their spawn scream on and on and on and on......

Posted by George at April 22, 2007 01:06 PM

Hell, bones was chilly that night..or else he just liked the looks of that jacket..

Posted by GUYK at April 22, 2007 01:15 PM

If one of my sons were to say that about the guy in the jacket, it would be the instant cue for the other to YELL "Yes, he DOES look like an idiot!!"


Posted by Graumagus at April 22, 2007 06:52 PM

Don't even ask me about Saturday. Errr... Yours are much better behaved all around.

Posted by vw bug at April 22, 2007 07:24 PM