Ship the Kids Ahead by Bill Stokes
I had the pleasure of reading William Stokes “Ship the Kids.” A delightful collection of memories, wise assessments and downright funny and all too true life lessons!
The Pratter of Big Feet: “We don’t have to open doors for them anymore, but we have to close them. (Why is it that as soon as a kid learns how to open a door, he forgets how to close one?)”
Moms will appreciate this one from Don’t Go Near the Water:
“Within each age bracket, it was discovered that handwashing can be avoided by:
ONE—Flushing the plumbing and waiting until it has stopped gurgling, hissing, whistling, or whatever it does.
TWO—Rubbing with a damp towel.
THREE—Singing loudly and using one finger to flick water on the bathroom mirror.
FOUR—Starting a fight in the bathroom until it is cleared in the interest of preserving the porcelain furniture.”
Stokes relays these stories with ease that only comes from a true story teller. His vivid imagery and down to earth language captures the imaginations and past of all his listeners and readers!
This is a priceless collection of memories that we all share in one form or another – I can guarantee that at least half of you have avoided washing your hands as a small child, someone you know has eaten paste or drank ink, not made your bed or attempted to organize your tools! Each of you have met with similar disastrous results from childhood into elderlyhood! The hilarious part – THE KIDS STILL DO THIS TODAY! Enjoy Stokes collection of remembrances and get ready to belly-laugh your afternoon away!
Don’t miss the wonderfully delightful Sean Runnette who will be reading the audiobook version!