May 10, 2009

Thanks.

John.

14 comments:

hdhouse said...

Happy Mother's Day Ann

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former law student said...

Babies are likely to turn out well even if the marriage doesn't.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Happy Mothers' Day to you and all mothers

Horace said...
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Horace said...

Is that you? Or is it a young Meryl Streep?

Bissage said...

(1) Why would anyone wish a happy Mother’s Day to someone not their mother or the mother of their children?

To each his own, I suppose.

Maybe, I shouldn’t judge harshly until I’ve tried it myself. Maybe later today I’ll see a young mother out with her children and I’ll smile as I approach her and then I’ll say, “Your children are very beautiful. Thank you for not aborting them.”

(2) I was a high school junior and it was right about the time I figured out that Kate Jackson was a far more desirable object of unobtainable masturbatory fantasy than Farrah Fawcett.

My mother seldom gave me anything but she gave me a red tee-shirt with white rubbery lettering. It read as follows:

CARPETING WALL TO WALL BY JOE WALLS
YOU SAY IT, WE LAY IT
IF WE CAN’T LAY IT
IT CAN’T BE LAID

Cornball, I know, but I actually kind of liked that tee-shirt. It was “adult” and I was the only kid at school who had one. I wore it proudly maybe 6 or 8 times before I became ashamed of it.

The reason for my change of heart, pretty much, was that I was a little slow on the up-take and it took me a few weeks before I finally figured out that my mother was having an affair with a carpet guy.

So it goes.

Trooper York said...

Happy mothers day to all you mothers.

Dale said...

Happy Mother's Day Ann.

May I suggest that you honor your son by commenting on his blog?

John Althouse Cohen said...

Maybe later today I’ll see a young mother out with her children and I’ll smile as I approach her and then I’ll say, “Your children are very beautiful. Thank you for not aborting them.”.
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By the same token, you could thank her for having sex.

John Althouse Cohen said...

Wait, how do you know the random mother you see on the street didn't have an abortion before having her child? If so, then the child wouldn't exist if not for that abortion. So, in that case, you'd need to thank her for getting an abortion.

MadisonMan said...

Re: Your comment over there: Did the wedding happen already and I missed it?

John Althouse Cohen said...

That was just some matrimonial jocosity.

nina said...

When you commented -- "my two husbands," were you hinting that you already have a second husband??

Ann Althouse said...

Just an expression. Not actually married yet.