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The "successful parenting" class was fully underway and numerous enthusiastic couples were present. It wasn't long before the discussion turned to families where at least one child was present and another on the way. How does one break the news to the older child?

"Some parents," the instructor began, "tell the older child, 'We love you so much we decided to bring another child into this family.' But think about that. Ladies, for instance, what if your husband came home one day and said,

'Honey, I love you so much I decided to bring home another wife.'"

One women spoke up immediately:

"Does she cook?"

-----------------A Final Thought ...

"He who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery."

- G. C. Lichtenberg (174299), German philosopher