The other day, my wife was yelling
at one of the kids (or was it two
three or four?)
Anyway, on this particular day, I
didn't say or shout anything
(which, unfortunately, I do, way
Instead, i merely raised my eyebrows,
"What are you doing," asked Donna,
pretending you're Eddie Cantor?"
"No," said I. "I recently read an article
that said, 'Discretion is being able to
raise your eyebrows, instead of your
A few minutes later, one of our children
elicited another boisterous outburst from
And, again, I sat idly by and merely raised
"Have you ever thought of taking up smoking?
You'd make a perfect Groucho Marks."
Suddenly, there came a loud thud from upstairs.
Donna went upstairs to investigate.
"Your children have just jumped on the bed,
and broken the headboard."
"What!" I yelled at the top of my lungs.
"Hey kids, come watch your father do his
famous inpersonation of...the Hulk."
(Written in July, 1978)