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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A List of all Things NEVER

Whenever I say never I usually break my own rule or find an exception to the rule but the following are pretty much set as absolutes for me now.

1.NEVER trust people who name “Lucy” as their favorite Peanuts character.
2.NEVER judge a parent because his/her child is screaming/etc in a public place. If you feel the need to judge, check how the parent is REACTING to the child.
3.NEVER leave pens unattended—even for a few seconds—while a toddler is in the room.
4.NEVER rely on your memory once you hit twenty-five—write everything down.
5.NEVER allow your checking account to get below $10.
6.NEVER leave a bag of bird seed outside over-night.
7.NEVER walk for a prolonged period on cement in the summer while barefoot.
8.NEVER assume your husband will feed the children while he's babysitting.
9.NEVER forget that the habits you despise in other people are usually those you have, too.
10. NEVER go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Okay, so I borrowed the last one. I just love that movie... if you don't know what it is you're missing something!

Tell me your experiences regarding these topics and add your own, too. Be sure to let me know if you want me to expand on any of these on future blogs.


  1. Here's a couple from me, Carrie:

    NEVER leave a cat or a toddler alone with a roll of toilet paper.

    NEVER ask your grandma how she's feeling unless you really want to know all the gory details.

    NEVER trust a Romulan!

  2. Definitely agree with #4 and would really like to hear more about the back story of #6. :)

  3. After the age of 50,
    NEVER lose your tweezers.

    NEVER sneeze without crossing your legs.

    NEVER turn down an opportunity to be with friends. You'll have lots of "alone" time coming.

    NEVER buy clothes that have to be ironed.

    NEVER forget to tell someone older than you what they meant to you growing up.

    NEVER forget to be someone special to someone younger than you.

    AND NEVER, EVER forget the power of love is always greater than the love of power.