Category:
Parents

Don’t sit on your kids

I have a feeling that the author didn't intend for the title to sound funny.



Pittsburgh Press - Jan 18, 1985

Posted By: Alex - Thu May 23, 2024 - Comments (0)
Category: Children, Parents, Books

One’s really his mother…

A young man with Oedipus issues.

Better Homes and Gardens - Sep 1969

Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 17, 2024 - Comments (1)
Category: Advertising, Parents, 1960s

Worried Mother

Birmingham Post - May 9, 1958

Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 17, 2024 - Comments (0)
Category: Parents, 1950s

Wailing-Activated Rocking Cradle

Mister Muzzey had a good idea way back in 1962 and was actually ahead of his time--his patent also references a baby monitor to transmit the cries to the parents' room--but I wonder if his device ever went into production? As you can see below, there are modern versions today.





Amazon link.



Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 03, 2023 - Comments (0)
Category: Babies, Domestic, Inventions, Patents, Parents, 1960s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Paying Back Your Parents

In the news recently was a story about a teenager whose parents asked her to pay back her school expenses:

When she was 15, her parents sent her to a private school for a couple of years, convinced she needed straightening out due to her rebellious behavior. Now that she is more mature, they expect her to pay back thousands of dollars in school fees.

This reminded me of the story that the artist Ernest Thompson Seton told in his 1940 autobiography (Trail of an Artist-Naturalist). He claimed that when he turned 21 his father presented him with an itemized bill for $537.50, which his father said was what it had cost to raise him, including the doctor's fee for his delivery. His father expected him to pay it.



According to Seton, he briefly considered paying the bill, but then decided against it, figuring he needed to keep all the money he had to establish himself as an artist.

Ernest Thompson Seton



Posted By: Alex - Thu Sep 09, 2021 - Comments (2)
Category: Money, Parents

One Brave Dog



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 06, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Parents, Dogs, Courage, Bravery, Heroism and Valor

Mystery Illustration 93

This man is the son of one of the superstar actors of the twentieth century. Without googling, just by resemblance, can you say who the father was?

Answer is here.

And after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 26, 2020 - Comments (4)
Category: Movies, Children, Parents, Twentieth Century

Mum Loves Me Now

Bile beans as a cure for parental neglect.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 05, 2020 - Comments (5)
Category: Advertising, Parents, 1950s

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