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How to choose the perfect spouse.

This is hardly a topic young children would be authorities about but obviously they do have an opinion on how to choose a spouse. 

Once, many years ago, I was ironing the clothes rather disgruntled with my lot in life which seemed to be one never ending drudgery of housework and more housework. As the pile slowly got lower, I grumbled away to my daughter who was waiting for me to finish the chore so that I could spend some time with her. Seeing my deep frustration, she immediately counselled me with some sage advice : 

” why doesn’t Papa get another wife so that you can have someone to help you with the housework? ” 

I can assure you that was the last time I grumbled about the housework in her presence !  

Children do pick up strange ideas about what marriage is all about. I thought I’d share this cute forward sent by a friend of mine today.

 
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
 (written by kids)

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. 

— Alan, age 10 
-No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with. 

— Kristen, age 10 

2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? 

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.. 

— Camille, age 10

3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED? 

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. 

— Derrick, age 8 

4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON? 

Both don’t want any more kids. 

— Lori, age 8 
5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE? 

-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. 

— Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure) 
-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. 

— Martin, age 10 

6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE? 

-When they’re rich. 

— Pam, age 7 ( Love her )

-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that. 

– – Curt, age 7

-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do. 

– – Howard, age 8 
7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? 

It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. 

— Anita, age 9 (bless you child )

8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED? 

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there? 

— Kelvin, age 8 

And the #1 Favorite is ……. 

9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.

— Ricky, age 10

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 Well Ricky , as far as my grandson goes this would be the ultimate compliment because he’s majorly into cars and trucks so a wife like a dump truck is his ultimate dream! 


 

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2 thoughts on “How to choose the perfect spouse.

  1. Ha ha! What an idea. And you’re right about children’s opinions. When I was getting married, my nephew pleaded with me not to marry Jose because I’d have to move to Mumbai. “Who will marry me?” I asked. “Marry Marc” he responded. Marc is my brother! 😉

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