We’re off splashing in our summer vacation this week, and happily all six kids were able to make it for at least part of the week. Enjoy this reblog from 2016, or not!!


Not only can you probably quit your family, you will, eventually.

Last night, when your sister announced her official resignation from the family, it was hilarious.

When your tinier sister leaned her forehead against a window pane and said very mournfully, “I don’t care for any fish sticks and I don’t want to live here any more,” it was a high comedy, because it’s always funny when the kid cannot actually leave.

fish stickettes

If she were 18 and independent, it would not be nearly as amusing.

Even in the improbable case of the family that is “perfect,” it’s not possible to be perfect for everyone. Somebody is always going to get morose about monotonous dinners.

Your college-aged siblings think that they have quit the family about 75%. They are out in the wider world, scavenging for their own school supplies and noodles. They have ideas, they have plans, and they have a…

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