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


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


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

by Gabriel A. Fraire of Healdsburg, CA ~

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.

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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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