Saturday, 11 October 2014

Come on in, the Senility is Fine

People live forever in Jacksonville and St. Petersburg and Tampa,
But you don't have to live forever to become a grampa.
The entrance requirements for grampahood are comparatively mild,
You only have to live until your child has a child.
From that point on you start looking both ways over your shoulder,
Because sometimes you feel thirty years younger and sometimes thirty years older.
Now you begin to realize who it was that reached the height of imbecility,
It was whoever said that grandparents have all the fun and none of the responsibility.
This is the most enticing spiderwebs of a tarradiddle ever spun,
Because everybody would love to have a baby around who was no responsibility and lots of fun,
But I can think of no one but a mooncalf or a gaby
Who would trust their own child to raise a baby.
So you have to personally superintend your grandchild from diapers to pants and from bottle to spoon,
Because you know that your own child hasn't sense enough to come in out of a typhoon.
You don't have to live forever to become a grampa, but if you do want to live forever,
Don't try to be clever;
If you wish to reach the end of the trail with an uncut throat,
Don't go around saying Quote I don't mind being a grampa but I hate being married to a gramma Unquote. 

Ogden Nash


  1. Ogden Nash was a very smart man.

  2. LOL very cute Han. I love being a grandma and I somewhat trust my son and DIL to raise my grands correctly...I do trust them to keep those babies safe. ;)

    Hugs and Blessings...

  3. Yes, Ogden is a wise man.
    A another wise man said ones, that he and his grandson will be best friends for how long both live and a long time after.
    I just LOVE it. In a few words so much love between two generations.

    Nice post, Han , I had enjoyed it.

    Take care,
    Mona Lisa

    1. I'm glad you like it as much as I do, ML



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