“"On the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide—it was Mary this time, and sleeping pills, like Therese—the two paramedics arrived at the house knowing exactly where the knife drawer was, and the gas oven, and the beam in the basement from which it was possible to tie a rope
First line of The Virgin Suicides”
Bree8Smith on Mar 8, 2014 at 16:56:50
“You bet me to it. The first page is breath-taking”
“What people from the land of tall buildings consider ridiculous and gross, is common place for all the parents in my forest world. I apologize if this list did not speak to you, city person. I encourage you to visit our compound to see for yourself that my son will indeed watch me crap while he stares blankly eating a guava popsicle. Shall I send a horse for you?”
pattihr on Jun 13, 2012 at 03:00:01
“I never did most of the things on the list. Futhermore I did not find parenting that difficult and or gross either, Gees! It's sounds liker a lot of people think of parenting as a most unpleasant job!. Like the more gross things they have had to endure the better parents they were or are! . Like the more gross the more they
loved their child! whats up with that?
“That isn't even close to the most disgusting thing that's happened amongst my people. I once gutted a halibut while sitting on the toilet as my children soaked their stocking feet in a leather bowl filled with warm pudding. EYE OF THE PANTHER!”
pattihr on Jun 13, 2012 at 02:31:20
“You gutted a halibut while sitting on the toliet. No kidding.
Since you were holding the halibut I assjume that you were unable to wipe youself or for that matter wash your hands after you were done.
gllady on Jun 12, 2012 at 16:03:12
“Too hilarious!!! It made me laugh out loud. Everyone posting comments claiming that they have NEVER done any of these things should lighten up, have a laugh and enjoy their kids >:)”
“Some people don't use modern currency, and must trade their hair for food. Since the accident, my hair is very fine, and has therefore lost much of its bartering value at the bazaar. If I didn't eat squirrel candy from my child's otter skin loafer, I might starve. Please, think about people less fortunate than yourself.”
“Sure, I understand that. The question I'm asking in the article is why that makes people uncomfortable. Sure, the kid is "older," but what makes that innately wrong? My contention is it's our misguided sense that the child might be enjoying it in ways a child shouldn't.”
“Enjoying the comfort she's providing her young child? Totally”
Emi28 on Jun 4, 2012 at 15:57:38
“Now now, I think the poster has a point. At what point does the breastfeeding become something the mother enjoys (as a bonding form) more than the child needs/wants it. All mothers feel a little sad seeing their child grow up and need them less and less, so it is important, I would think, when attachment parenting to make sure you are monitoring your child's development with a pediatrician and therapist (if needed). Regardless of the benefits of nursing, there is a time when all animals must wean from their mothers. When exactly is that time? When mother is ready? When child is ready?”
“I was born in a test tube. Please check my bio before associating me with vaginas. Thanks.”
Pantsy on May 15, 2012 at 10:46:44
“i'm glad you totally missed my point. and i dont make a habit of checking peoples profiles, but since you asked me to, i did. but, i have to be your friend to see your bio, so i wouldnt have known it anyway. (unless it is somewhere i'm not aware of, which is possible, since, like i said, i dont go around checking peoples profiles before i comment)”