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19 December 2004 @ 06:47 pm
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On the radio today the presenter said a (the?) Kinsley report declared that parents develop a lower IQ as a result of having children.

HAHAHAHA I KNEW IT!!!!

 
 
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(Anonymous) on December 19th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC)
its been so long since iv used this, iv forgotten both my usernane and password! anyhoos Seasons Greetings!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 19th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
...Ellen? Is that you?

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HO! (If it is you, that is.)
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.lanitha on December 19th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
Heh... No surprise there... Lots of 'Agoega-Gaga' will do that to a person... ;-)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 19th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
So I imagine.

...my mother's obsessive house-pride and my father's...general irrationality...has a scientific basis! w00t!!
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.lanitha on December 19th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
... or maybe their IQ wasn't that high to begin with??? (It IS possible...)

*runs like hell*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 19th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
Hum.

It is high, in certain, specialised areas, I have to say.

Like spotting every single mistake I make in my life. And the messiness of my room.
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.: Diva Snapelanitha on December 19th, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC)
Heeheehee! But that is exactly why they are parents! My mom is great at that, too! (Hell, she even feels the need to tell me when one curl on my head isn't quite curly enough today!)

For the rest; she can't be bothered when it comes to reading a book/watching a movie/having a political discussion...
I swear; the woman is a mystery to me...
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 19th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD! She is my mother's twin! Or her clone!

'Why isn't your hair straight? Haven't you straightened it today?'
'No, I couldn't be bothered. You used to like it wavy!'
'Yeah, but now I'm used to it flat.'

How my mother cannot understand reading a book or watching a film more than once, as well as being a homophobe, and yet share genes with me...the mind, she boggles.
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.: Swanlanitha on December 19th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
"Are you sure you want to wear those pants?"
"Yes. Why not?"
"Well, your behind is showing..."
"Mom, I have a size 6 or 8, I don't think I need to be ashamed of that." ("Especially not seeing as how you have a size... 20 or something!")
"I really do like that one sweater that reaches to your knees a lot better. It shows a lot less..."

And so on, and so forth.
She doesn't read, she doesn't like movies, she doesn't like anything and is utterly confused by the fact that I like all of the above and have interests and hobbies.

I think I may have been abducted by aliens when I was younger.
Good thing there's always the arts, eh? ;-) (See me breaking free in above icon, hehehe...)
(no subject) - scoradh on December 19th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
gabbysun on December 19th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC)
. . . xD! Like in . . . Thief of Time.


"Sometimes I really think people ought to have to pass a proper exam before they're allowed to be parents. Not just the practical, I mean."

-- (Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time)


MOST BRILLIANT IDEA I EVAH HEARD.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 19th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
I utterly, utterly agree with that. The complete WAGONS you see with kids and they hardly even capable of dressing themselves...I also hate young, impatient mothers who hit their kids. (Which is like my mother only not so much with the young!) It's like, either take care on the, er, practical, or decide you're going to raise your kids into adults you might like as people. ARG!
gabbysun on December 19th, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC)
OH OH OH MAN YES. Or people that just keep having them. Like the orchestra teacher at my school. She's the living personification of once you pop you just can't stop because okay, she's had a baby every year for three years in a row. She's a RABBIT.

Or people who spoil their kids to the point of overlooking their every fault. OH MAN MAKE THEM STOP. >|
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 20th, 2004 04:07 am (UTC)
That's pretty common in Ireland. My best friends (who are twins) have eight siblings. The guy beside my locker, Dave, had seven brothers. Mary-Louise topped all with ten...four/five kids is not uncommon! But neither is it to be advocated!

Once you pop...you kill me. Pringles, indeed!

That can go both ways ie critising them endlessly. The Golden Mean, people, THE GOLDEN MEAN!
gabbysun on December 20th, 2004 11:07 am (UTC)
But this is an orchestra teacher. In Oklahoma. I.e. their pay sucks. All I'm saying is that her husband better be making loads of money because a teacher's salary is not enough to be supporting five kids. (Two are step-kids.)

Isn't it amazing how far metaphors can be stretched!? xD

. . . YES.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 20th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
Well, actually, all this mixing of families isn't so common here. Because divorce was only made legal five years ago and that. Or is it ten. It is. Perhaps he has some sort of strange sideline thing going onnnn?

That is the beauty of the English language!
gabbysun on December 20th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
That's cool, but also not really . . . xD I mean, it makes you think before you get hitched, but if during a marriage something between the pair goes wrong, i.e. abuse, there's nothing you can do about it. Man.

*laaaaaaa!*
(no subject) - scoradh on December 20th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Liz_eliza_b on December 19th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
Ha ha...my mom has been joking about that for years.

It's sort of true...she never reads books anymore, just the endings. Makes me cringe.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 19th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)
I used to do that! When I was younger. My mother maybe reads a book a year. I truly can't understand it.

Perhaps the uterus eats brain cells...
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on December 20th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
I loose IQ points when I go to the toilet.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 21st, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC)
My only possible advice would be to stop going, then. I'm sure there's operations you could have.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on December 22nd, 2004 03:22 am (UTC)
It's all the straining, and the musical accompliment.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 22nd, 2004 05:41 am (UTC)
I've heard music can do that, in fact. I must inform my mother. She will have to let me quit piano now.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on December 22nd, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
You play the piano?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 22nd, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
If by playing you mean 'attacking the keyboard like you're milking a cow' (as someone so kindly put it), then yes.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on December 22nd, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
Hey, at least you've got strong wrists *leer*
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