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6.03.2012

THE FUN IN US ALL

My husband and I were in a store recently.  Separately we had gone our ways upon entering the doors.  He wandered over the mens section, and I to the womens.  I was hoping to find another running top like one I had gotten there a few weeks back that had fastly become one of my favorites.  We met back up and took a sashay through the housewares section.  It usually housed some out-of-the-ordinary stuff.  As of late we had been on a mission to find just the right piece of art (the you'll know when you see it kind of thing) for the bathroom we remodelled, and some sort of large metal wall something-or-other for the outside patio brick wall.  We found neither.

What we saw though was a canvas print filled with words.  They had many different types.  You might have seen them before too.  Some say things like; Think big, Dream out loud, Laugh at the wonder of it all.  That one in particular I just made up, but you get the drift:)

Doug spotted one magical mantra that made us both laugh.  I held it like a human easel while he took a picture to post to his Face Book page.  The post was meant to be a bit sarcastic and acerbic.  To remind people who post unbelievably cutesy and non-real stuff, that life is real.  People are real.  None of us have it together all the time.  That grace is a work of art always in mid-project status.

It read.....

Dysfunctional Family Rules
BE LOUD
CHEW WITH YOUR MOUTH OPEN
JUMP ON THE BED
SLAM DOORS
EMBARRASS EACH OTHER IN PUBLIC
BE IMPATIENT
use your outside voice inside
MAKE A MESS
STAY UP LATE
EAT DESSERT FIRST
MAKE EXCUSES
have food fights
POUT AND WHINE
leave the dishes
WATCH TOO MUCH TV
THROW A FIT
DISREGARD GOOD ADVICE
BLAME THE DOG
we put the fun in
Dysfunction!

My sister Jeanne has said over the years, "Don't take the FUN out of dysFUNction!"  Truth.  No matter how we try to package ourselves, sell ourselves to others, we are human.  That in and of itself makes us all a bit fallible and grossly dysFUNctional!  A measure of dysfunction causes us to be real to others while putting our own view of self in proper perspective.  We all have some.  Some just have way more.

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