Ask Auntie Linda July 25, 2015

Auntie LindaDear Auntie Linda,  A creepy guy lives next door.  I think he has been stealing my undies off the line in my backyard.  What should I do?  Tiny Hiney

Dear Tiny, Either hang your dainties inside or start hanging big, white Granny-panties with skid marks (magic marker)out there for a while.  That ought to teach him not to suck eggs!  Auntie Linda

Dear Auntie Linda, My husband and I have a good life and don’t want to have children.  Our families know this.  I get a lot of remarks and grief from my parents, even though I made it clear I won’t change my mind.  What do I say to get them to let up?  Tired of Pushy Parents.

Dear Tired, Doubt you can shut them up.  Maybe they will eventually get tired of hitting a stone wall when you remind them it’s not up for discussion and leave it at that.  No one should have children if they don’t want to.  Auntie Linda

Dear Auntie Linda.  My husband and I struggled to put ourselves through college.  My husband is an accountant.  I am a teacher.  Our oldest two kids got scholarships and are doing great.  Our youngest son did well in high school, but is determined to go to technical school to be a welder.  He took a welding class in high school and won several awards, but there is no reason he couldn’t go to college and do as well as his brothers.   We don’t want him to be disappointed later.  What do we do? Worried Mother

Dear Worried, Sounds like your son knows what he wants.  If you want to ensure he is disappointed, pressure him to do what brothers did.  He can do very well as a welder.  Should he ever want or need to, he could go to college later.  I got my nursing degree when I was thirty when I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher, but still used those skills. He sounds like a sharp guy.

14 thoughts on “Ask Auntie Linda July 25, 2015

  1. Based on what I recently had to pay to various contractors (painters, plumbers, etc.), there is way more money in a technical trade than, say, getting a BA in English. You don’t see too many painters, plumbers, or electricians serving fries or upscale coffee.

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