Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Daddy Hawk's Advice For M&M

I seem to recall that the gentleman that wrote Life's Little Instruction Book did so for his son as a way of recording his accumulated wisdom so that his son could refer to it when he needed it most. That seems like a really good idea to me, and I think I will just have to shamelessly flatter his work by imitating it. Some of the wisdom I will be sharing here will be familiar to you since there really is nothing new under the sun. I will try to credit sources where known. Feel free to note sources for unattributed wisdom in the comments. This will probably become an ongoing feature. Or it might not. We shall see.

1. Every rule has an exception except the rule that there is an exception to every rule for which there is no exception.

Corollary to 1. An amazing number of people try to justify their own bad decisions or behavior by claiming that they are an exception to the rule.
A Happy Queen and Her Princess on a Beautiful Day

 2. Despite what your momma told you, violence does solve problems. (Company motto - Craft International).

Did I Mention That I Know Where to Get M&M Her First Rifle?

Corollary to 2. The judicious and moderated application of time and bourbon makes most problems seem less important.

OOOhhhhh....aaaaHHHHH!!! What Problems? I have no idea what you are talking about.
3. Immature young people use foul language to come across more like an adult.

Corollary to 3. Adults avoid using foul language so they don't come across as an immature young person.

Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter
4. It is better to be judged by 12 than to be carried by 6.

Corollary to 4. Juries are not known for their intelligence or wisdom...they couldn't even get out of jury duty.

This Court has a Rather Broad Interpretation of a Jury of One's Peers.
5. Keep your eyes on the road, but check the rear view mirror once in a while. You never know what you might see.

Fear Not...Mimi Was Holding The Wheel
6. Life is a long journey. It helps to have a friend or two along for the ride.

M&M With a New Friend (courtesy of Mimi)
7. Never pass up an opportunity to take a nap. You never know when you might need the rest.


  1. Ohhhh, I want to squish her! She's so beautiful, just like your advice.

    1. Candance, thanks. By the way, you will appreciate my next review at The Toy Box. It involves my new knife.


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