Saturday, April 02, 2005

Now that i have plenty of time....

Since i haven't been out the whole of this week...i resorted to holing myself up in my room and settle down with a good read...apparently my sister has been raiding some book store at bras basah and she got some pretty good deals...

One of them happen to be Erma Bombeck's The Ties That Bind...And Gag. It's such a good read...hilarious yet witty...and with chapters titled The family that plays together...shouldn't, For better or for worse - but not for just cant stop grinning from ear to ear

Here's an excerpt for you to enjoy:

...And when I pounded on the door and shouted, "What are you doing in there?" the response was always the same. "Nothing."

"Nothing" translates into something quite different for a parent and a child.

"Nothing" to a parent means you are staring into space with your hands in your lap, your eyes glazed, and your breathing shallow.

When a child says "nothing," that is a signal for parents to dial 911. He is usually doing "nothing" behind a closed bathroom door, a dog is barking, water is running under the door, a sibling is begging for mercy, and there is a strange odor of burning fur and the sound of a thousand camels running in place... where have we all heard that story before?

I'll leave you all to your own devices now...ciao!

...Fading Into Oblivion...