February 26, 2010Learn Your Mid-Century Lesson – How To Tolerate Your Brothers and Sisters
Hi there, Kids! Today for the Mid-Century Lesson we have another important set of tips from Science Health Safety, the great 1957 children’s textbook that brought us Get Ready For School By Eating Your Prunes. Today we have another good lesson from them. Just as you have to force down some prunes everyday, you have to tolerate your dumb siblings everyday, too.
Umm…blind? Or maybe those are just really dark sunglasses….
Okay. So the choices are: fly at Bobby in a girly rage and get beaned by the baseball, jump up and down on a shoebox, squeal to mom or have the blind kid ride a bike.
I know what I would do! Squeal. That’s right. Mooooom….Dad and Bobby won’t let me playyyyyyyyy!
You know, I am kind of getting sick of the subservient poses of little girls in this book. What is that supposed to mean? Hey Jean, get used to it, because your little brother will always be more important to you because he is a boy? What the heck?
Remember Jean…tolerance. Just put up with them until you’re 17, then you can marry Timmy next door and your life will be much better.
Seriously, though, I think Jean and I would both feel better if we could switch wardrobes. I don’t think I could be sad if I had such fabulous turquoise socks on.