Dear Webby: Taking a computer to Europe 

Good Morning,   !
Sunday,  May 20, 2007

 "Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts
and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."
 James Allen



Amnesia : A condition that enables a woman who has gone through
         labor to have sex again.

Bottle Feeding : An opportunity for Daddy to get up at 2 AM too.

Defense : What you'd better have aroun de yard if you're going to
          let de children play outside.

Drooling : How teething babies wash their chins.

Dumbwaiter : One who asks if the kids would care to order

Family Planning : The art of spacing your children the proper
                  distance apart to keep you on the edge of
                  financial disaster

Feedback : The inevitable result when the baby doesn't
           appreciate the strained carrots.

Full Name : What you call your child when you're mad at him.

Grandparents : The people who think your children are wonderful
               even though they're sure you're not raising them

Grandparents II : The people about whom you are still attending
                  therapy sessions, but who you would gladly
                  send your children to for a month to take a

Hearsay : What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

Impregnable : A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.

Independent : How we want our children to be as long as they do
              everything we say.

Look Out! : What it's too late for your child to do by the time
            you scream it.

Prenatal : When your life was still somewhat your own.

Prepared Childbirth : A contradiction in terms.

Puddle : A small body of water that draws other small bodies
         wearing dry shoes into it.

Show Off : A child who is more talented than yours.

Sterilize : What you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling
            it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it.

Storeroom : The distance required between the supermarket aisles
            so that children in shopping carts can't quite reach

Temper Tantrums : What you should keep to a minimum so as to not
                  upset the children.

Thunderstorm : A chance to see how many family members can fit
               into one bed.

Top Bunk : Where you should never put a child wearing Superman

Two-Minute Warning : When the baby's face turns red and she
                     begins to make those familiar grunting

Verbal : Able to whine in words.

Weaker Sex : The kind you have after the kids have worn you

Whodunit : None of the kids that live in your house.

Whoops : An exclamation that translates roughly into "get a


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At school, a boy is told by a classmate that most adults are
hiding at least one dark secret, and that this makes it very easy
to blackmail them by saying, "I know the whole truth" even when
you don't know anything.

The boy decides to go home and try it out. As he is greeted by his
mother at the front door he says, "I know the whole truth." His
mother quickly hands him $20 and says, "Just don't tell your

Quite pleased, the boy waits for his father to get home from work,
and greets him with, "I know the whole truth." The father promptly
hands him $40 and says, "Please don't say a word to your mother."

Very pleased, the boy is on his way to school the next day, when
he sees the mail man at his front door. The boy greets him by
saying, "I know the whole truth." The mailman drops the mail,
opens his arms and says, "Then come give your Daddy a big hug."


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