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Good Thing Parents Never Have Headaches


I never have to


imagine it


ery inch of your body aching AND then to have a two year old come over and proud as can be say: Look daddy, I have a dry diaper,” as she pushes it into your face. It’s a good thing par- ents never get headaches because there is no way to turn down your children’s volume down. Young children seem to speak a bit louder than nec- essary. Perhaps they feel since they are so small their words have to be louder to reach up to our ears. How- ever, if you are lying on the sofa with an ice pack on


like to wake up with your head throbbing, your mouth a dry paste


and ev- doorbell. would


their children while trying to recuperate. Can


what be


you


It is a good thing par- ents never have head- aches. That way they deal


with


Upbeat Family, Life & Living 2019 Upbeat Times in Santa Rosa, CA!


by Gabriel A. Fraire of Healdsburg, CA ~ gafraire@comcast.net


your head, your ear level is right at their mouth level. But despite their mouth be- ing so much closer to your ear they don’t seem to dial back the volume any. Imagine if you


had a headache and the kids need to be fed. Go ahead call the


delivery then listen


him horn honk three times then run up the stairs and lean on the


it’s just a good thing parents never get headaches. Oh, that’s right, I forgot, as parents sometimes we do get headaches. Never mind.


Gabriel A. Fraire has been a writer more than 45 years. He has written fiction and non-fiction books, plays, po- ems, music lyrics, and news articles. But, he writes about his children exclusively for the Upbeat Times.


Man it could be bad. So,


You can never feel blue if you stop by the Safeway at 4th in Santa Rosa, where you’ll meet Sierra who greets all with the cheeriest, genuine smiles. ~ Ellie Schmidt, Upbeat Ambassador


“Only those who will risk


going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”


T.S. Eliot READ


It might take a month or so, but, We’ll Get you in!


Send a 100 word desription of where you’re having an Upbeat Time! to: upbeat@upbeattimes.com


Pg 8 • March 2019 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. “If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” ~ Seamus Heaney My cat is in-charge! ~PAD


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fast-food guy to


Joke # 2


A sick patient asked his doctor, ‘’Flu?’’ The doctor replied, ‘ ’No, I came on my bicycle actually!’’ ~


A mechanic noticed his co-worker drinking brake fluid at lunch.


“What are you doing, man? You can’t drink that stuff!” “Relax,” replied his


co-worker, “this stuff tastes pretty good, and I don’t drink it all the time.” “Seriously,” the mechanic exclaimed, “that brake fluid is poison!” “Hey, man” yelled the co-worker, “Take it easy! I can stop any time I want.”


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