FamiliesHistory and genealogy, after all, are two radically divergent takes on the past. The first says, “This matters.” The second says, “This matters to me.”
"The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet."
"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them." Rodney Dangerfield
It is given to the oldest child to break their parents in.
"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them."
Feminists on families
“Marriage has existed for the benefit of men; and has been a legally sanctioned method of control over women ... We must work to destroy it.” The Declaration of Feminism, November 1971
“Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession ... The choice to serve and ... plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that.” Vivian Gornick, feminist author, University of Illinois, The Daily Illini, 1981
“Women’s liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let’s get on with it.” Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch, 1970
Brother was caesarian birth. Didn't affect him much but I noticed he always left through the window.
Grandparents and grandchildren get along so well because have a common enemy.
First half of our life ruined by our parents; second half by our kids.
Family reunion, all men are bald and all women fat. It's like a Metallica concert going on in your house.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either.
I took the family out for tea and biscuits. They weren't too happy having to give blood though.
Mother asked her little daughter why she drank her milk at school but not at home. "Well when teacher tells me to drink it she means it, but you don't."