Friday, April 18, 2014

How Not to Talk about your Children

Those who are constantly talking about their children, their wives or their nursemaids, are equally at fault. 'Yesterday my boy made me laugh so much. Listen to this...You have never seen a more lovable son than my Momo...' No-one has so little to do that he has the time to answer or even to listen to such nonsense and so it irritates everyone.

Giovanni della Casa, Galateo (1558)
Via Ask the Past, this is a nice reminder of how timeless our parenting instincts are.

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