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There’s nothing sadder

23 December 2015

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.

Erma Bombeck


8 Comments to “There’s nothing sadder”

  1. “But aren’t we all children Christmas day…”

    ~ Glen Campbell


  2. Speak for yourself. I often think that having children on Christmas day is better than being one.

    • Here here, Sarah. Becoming Santa has been tremendous fun. Even now that Daughter knows who Santa is. (Having had it explained that being Santa is a chance to be the magical figure who does fun and secret things for people you love, she is now eagerly anticipating the chance to be Santa herself one day.)

  3. P.G.

    Hrmmm, I grew up dirt poor and although my parents tried hard-Xmas was a lot of hopes unmet and praying in freezing churches.

    Nowadays-we pretty much have all we want/could need and consequently struggle not for funds but imagination in what to gift each other.

    Nonetheless, me and the missus sit around in our jim-jams Christmas morning drinking coffee and opening stuff. Very happy, very contented.


  4. Nope. I’ts for all cheery souls. 😀

  5. A couple others of hers:

    Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. — Erma Bombeck

    Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. — Erma Bombeck

    But the one I like is:

    Never raise your hand to your children — it leaves your midsection unprotected. — Robert Orben

  6. Dear PG,

    Thanks for the Erma Bombeck reminder.


  7. Being a child awakening Christmas morning to find oneself deprived of what others take for granted must be even sadder. It’s sad enough just watching the situation helplessly.

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