Apu, the Fountain of Wisdom
I don't know about y'all, but we are big Simpsons fans in this house. Well, I am, at least. We are also the proud (and grateful) owners of a DirectTV/Replay setup, so I get a LOT of Simpsons reruns...just watched the one where Apu the Kwiki-Mart owner and his wife Manjula have octuplets, and there is a quote that I think will make all parents either laugh until they are ill or cry until they have no more tear ducts. Picture this: Apu is trying to soothe 8 howling babies. Next scene, Apu is slumped over with babies draped over him, all snoring soundly. Manjula comes in, shakes him awake and says "It's 4 am! You're late for work!". And he utters the most relevant, accurate, and hilarious statement ever made about the early days of parenthood.
"I had the most beautiful dream that I had died..."
I pretty much fell off the couch in hysterics, remembering my own exchange with my husband about five weeks after Bean was born. Typical middle of the night howlfest, and my husband was heading upstairs to get more diapers or something. As he left, he turned to me and said, "Well, look at it as though it were combat". Without even thinking, I blurted out "Yeah, but at least in combat I'd have the option of dying".
Life imitates Art...
by at November 06, 2002 10:20 PM