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Quote, February 1, 2011

Posted by ejmoore510 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 31, 11 at 20:23

FIRST

Be it a girl, or one of the boys,
It is scarlet all over its avoirdupois,
It is red, it is boiled; could the obstetrician
Have possibly been a lobstertrician?
His degrees and credentials were hunky-dory,
But how's for an infantile inventory?
Here's the prodigy, here's the miracle!
Whether its head is oval or spherical,
You rejoice to find it has only one,
Having dreaded a two-headed daughter or son;
Here's the phenomenon all complete,
It's got two hands, it's got two feet,
Only natural, but pleasing, because
For months you have dreamed of flippers or claws.
Furthermore, it is fully equipped:
Fingers and toes with nails are tipped;
It's even got eyes, and a mouth clear cut;
When the mouth comes open the eyes go shut,
When the eyes go shut, the breath is loosed
And the presence of lungs can be deduced.
Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder,
This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder.
A staggering child, a child astounding,
Dazzling, diaperless, dumbfounding,
Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed,
A child to stagger and flabbergast,
Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn,
And the only perfect one ever born.

SECOND

Arrived this evening at half-past nine.
Everybody is doing fine.
Is it a boy, or quite the reverse?
You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.

First Child ... Second Child by Ogden Nash


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RE: Quote, February 1, 2011

Love it.


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RE: Quote, February 1, 2011

  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jan 31, 11 at 23:14

By the time the third comes along, memories? ha!


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A real, genuine whiz-bang. Steve in Baltimore County.


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Thanks for the laugh , so true,


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A fun way to start February and quite true as well.


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  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 1, 11 at 14:16

Our third child always--even at 52--wonders why there aren't as many baby pictures of her as there are of her older sister--our first child. Second child was a boy in a girl-dominated family, so there are lots of pictures of him, too. I tell her not to worry, though, she'll always be my "baby". :>)


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