Thursday, October 20, 2005

Honesty

"The crayons go in this box. When you're done with a crayon, you put it in this box. Understand?" "Jeremy's name starts with a J. And Josie!" "You don't listen to a thing I say, do you?" "No."

11 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Good god, I cannot TELL you how many times (a DAY!) I have that SAME conversation with Henry! I once thought about buying him a t-shirt that said 'Half listening, as usual.' But I didn't.

Stop spying on me, Mary P!

10/20/2005 02:04:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

I want that t-shirt! I'll take four or five, size 2, and give them as appropriate!

10/20/2005 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger LoryKC said...

Wow! I didn't know you'd been talking to my kids!

10/20/2005 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger Simon Peter said...

A new line of merchandise for Mary perhaps? Her own line of t-shirts:

"You make 'em; Mary breaks 'em"

or

"Lost the owners manual? Call Mary!"

10/20/2005 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger craziequeen said...

t'shirts:

Raise Your Kids the Mary Way!

Mary P: Helps you Work Rest and - roll on the floor laughing your ass off!

:-)

[for those who don't know, the second is a rip-off of the Mars Slogan 'work rest and play'!

cq

10/20/2005 04:22:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Lory: Universal, isn't it? Your kids, Susan's, mine when they were little ...

Simon: I'm laughing out loud at that first one. "You make'em; I break'em". You'd have to understand the context (and the attitude) , but I love it!

The second one is more politically correct and true (who hasn't wished for an owner's manual?) and less likely to be misinterpreted - but it was the first one that made me laugh!

CQ: Still more slogans! I really should start marketing them. Start with my clients, and, if they're funky enough, build my sales from there! "The Mary Way", heeheehee...

10/20/2005 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger craziequeen said...

I see a profitable sideline in 'Mary P t'shirts' :-)

cq

10/20/2005 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

There's a perfect T-shirt slogan already on this website:

"It's Not All Mary Poppins"

:-)

10/20/2005 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

CQ: Someone needs to explain the Cafe Press thing to me, I think. (Crayonz? You out there?)

Misfit: Well, of course! Sometimes you just don't see what's right under your nose. With an umbrella logo, of course. Or an umbrella with the red circle and slash through it??

10/20/2005 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger Simon Peter said...

Mary, remember to check with a lawyer before printing and selling a t-shirt with what is most likely a registered trademark. At least, I assume that someone has trademarked "Mary Poppins".

10/21/2005 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Disney has, no doubt, and you'd have to be deranged to take on Disney. Sweetness and light they ain't, in protection of "their" trademarks.

10/23/2005 01:29:00 PM  

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