Erma Bombeck Quotes (Author of If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries What Am I Doing in the Pits?)
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Erma Bombeck Quotes on Motherhood, Family & Marriage
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they're not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They're upset because they've gone from supervisor of a child's life to a spectator. It's like being the vice president of the United States. Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
Quotes by Erma Bombeck, well-known in her day as a journalist who wrote humorously of women's lives.
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Tackling everything from motherhood and marriage to self-esteem and body image, Erma put the fun in dysfunctional as she laid her soul bare in weekly newspaper columns and a dozen books for all the world to laugh. Never one to shy away from a hilarious mistake or a teachable moment gone hysterically awry, Erma thrived on sharing the insanity of everyday life at a still-politically-correct time when married Rob and Laura Petrie slept in separate beds on The Dick Van Dyke Show. With her groundbreaking and self-deprecating humor, Erma set the world on fire. While Erma passed away in , her humor stands the test of time. It resonates with any mother facing the demanding challenge of raising kids without losing your mind, any wife dealing with the ups and downs of marriage without killing your spouse, and any woman struggling with body image and aging in a size-0, Photoshopped world. I fell in love with Erma humor in my teens. Busy with college homework, beer pong, and a part-time retail job at the time, I had absolutely nothing in common with the midlife humorist other than a shared love of laughter and writing.
She's the beloved American humorist whose newspaper column, At Wit's End grew to such popularity that it became nationally syndicated in Run through her quotes and you'll be tickled pink. I adore many of her quotes and I believe you will too. Most of these quotes are about her making self-deprecating tales about the life of a housewife. If you are a mother or a parent, you'll probably find good humor in her quotes. Enjoy these Erma Bombeck quotes! Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they're not trying to keep up with you.
Dreams have only one owner at a time. Never have more children than you have car windows. Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. No one else cares. Why should you? I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.