Posts Tagged ‘qotd’
What other names did your parents consider for you?
Well, it wasn't specifically for me.
I'm the youngest of five girls, and they had the boy name picked out for my oldest sister.
And we just kept unrelentingly being born girls.
They'd used up all the girl names they liked, all the good family names, and some.
I ended up with the grandmothers' middle names.
But if I'd been a boy, I'd have been james Kindred.
I think I would have had to be a lawyer.
Not too bad, I guess, but I'm still glad to have missed it.
(Not least because it was bad enough to be the fifth girl, but being the fifth child and first boy would have been downright gruesome.)
What were the main household rules when you were growing up? What are the rules in your own house now?
Brought to you by the movie Georgia Rule.
When I was very young, my parents had just gotten a new gray wool rug for the dining room.
Shortly after that there was one of the usual catastrophes, and one of my sisters came running in the back door with some kind of hideous wound on her hand, looking for my mother to make it better.
She sees my mother sitting in the dining room and starts to go to her, only to freeze in the doorway when my mother sees her coming and shrieks:
"Don't get blood on the rug!"
So that was our household rule.
In my house?
Anyone sitting with a cat on them is allowed to ask other people to fetch things for them in order not to disturb a cat.
"Would you get me a cup of tea? I've got a cat."