Rules for Marriage, According to Kids

My friend Greg, who has been married to my best girlfriend for like FOREVER, sent this to me a while back.  Since Fiddledaddy and I celebrated 135 years of wedded bliss on Sunday, I thought I’d share this with y’all.

I think it’s remarkably accurate.

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1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
— Alan, age 10

-No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
— Kristen, age 10

2.  WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
— Camille, age 10

3.  HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF 2 PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
— Derrick, age 8

4.  WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don’t want any more kids.
— Lori, age 8

5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
— Lynnette, age 8

-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
— Martin, age 10

6.  WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
-When they’re rich.
— Pam, age 7

-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
– – Curt, age 7

-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
– – Howard, age 8

7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. —
Anita, age 9

8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?
— Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is ..
9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck . —
Ricky , age 10

I say AMEN to #9.

I don’t know why this suddenly came to mind, but a few weeks ago, Jensen had a concern that he wanted to quiz his father about, after he (Jensen) was admiring the contents of a nearby stroller.  “Daddy, am I allergic to babies?”  “No, but your parents are.”

Happy Monday!

DeeDeeSig

September 28, 2009

11 Responses to Rules for Marriage, According to Kids

  • Happy, belated, anniversary.

    Kind of curious how long it’s actually been though.

  • Christine,
    This weekend, we looked at each other and asked the question, “Just how long has it been?” “Twelve years.” “Hmm. Seems longer.” 🙂

  • We celebrated #14 this year and we said it felt like 14 minutes. Underwater. Congrats, I love your blog, it always makes me smile. Plus it gives me hope that I am not the only crazy person with kids who should have long term therapy savings instead of college funds. 🙂

  • My husband and I will be celebrating 14 years this Wednesday. Sometimes it seems like a lifetime, other times, it feels like a lifetime and a half! LOL

    Happy belated anniversary:)

  • We have been married for 37 years! Best part is we still like each other as well as love each other. It really does get better than what you have now, even if what you have now is great! Hang in there ladies, the best is yet to come……

  • I swear you ladies crack me up! I’m fairly new to Miss Dee Dee’s blog but just can’t miss a post & always have to read the comments that follow!!! Hubby & I are celebrating 13 years married this year and 18 total as sweethearts (since highschool…awwwww)!
    Happy belated anniversary girlie.

  • Happy Anniversary! It’s a monumental event in today’s world. Be proud! The Husband and I have been married for 20 years. We consider it one of our better accomplishments.

  • Somebody clearly has raised this Ricky right!

    Happy Anniversary! I might be the only commenter who was actually there!

  • Oh my word- you made John and I crack up today. Thanks- it was a bit of a stressful weekend, what with K diving into the dating pool and all. Let’s just say, it was a shallow pool she dive into this weekend ….. Sigh. I think her parents are allergic to her dating.

  • I’d say Curt can date my daughters. I just hope he remembers the law by the time he’s actually 18! LOL!

  • Kids are so cute…and SO RIGHT!

    Happy anniversary!