Saturday, August 2, 2008

Some Quotes That Didn’t Make The Holiday Letter

I always like to put a few family quotes from the past year in our holiday letters. For one reason or another, some quotes don’t make it in the letter because of length or the Editor in Charge (wife) nixes them. Here are some of the ones not fit for a festive missive from the last couple of years.

· The girl: When will dinner be here because I'm damn thirsty?

(Nixed by the editor. I think the daughter was 5 or 6 at the time. The editor didn’t quite think some of the elder family members would find it as amusing as I did.)

· The wife: Are you being nice to each other?
The girl: A little.

(Nixed by the editor. Family strife doesn’t play well during the Holiday Season.)

· The wife: You need to share your toys.
The boy: OK. But I'm not going to share my toys.

(Better quotes available that year, many of which didn't highlight playgroup angst.)

· Me: (Pointing across a field to the NIU campus) That's where Daddy goes to school.
The girl: A barn?

(Didn’t make it in. Too much of an explanation needed.)

· The boy: (Announced to a table of complete strangers at a restaurant.) I am going to go potty.

(Nixed by the editor. Potty humor. But you should have seen those peoples’ faces.)

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