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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The Annoying Antics of Proud Parents

LDS parents can be among the most annoying of all parental units, for they are often so quick to brag about their kids. Shameless promotion of offspring shows a far too narrow mindset of these parents, including those who are thrilled over, say, a son and a daughter-in-law who just graduated from Brigham Young University. Look, THOUSANDS of people are graduating from that school every year. Is that a good reason to get all sentimental and proud and boastful? Even if that son and his wife happen to be some of the smartest, nicest, and best-looking people in the country (such as the two pictured below), isn't it best for parents to just keep that to themselves instead of bragging to whole world? Sure makes sense to me.



Oh, did I mention that my son and daughter-in-law just graduated? I can't tell you how proud I am of them - because it would be a tad hypocritical if I did. I'll just let this photo take the place of a thousand or so words on the topic. Congratulations, Stephen and Meliah!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The young man in the picture certainly looks like the owner/operator of this blog. Jeff, you are so lucky to have found such a picture to illustrate your point!!

Be proud!!

Anonymous said...

How much taller is he than she?

Ujlapana said...

Ah ha! The Bent of the Tau Beta Pi, if I am not mistaken. I, too, was inducted into said secret combination! I would include the secret code-phrase, but I forgot it. (It's long.)

Congratulations to them both!

Bookslinger said...

"Clothed in the black robes of a false priesthood" too. :-)

Jeff, are you related to Richard P. Lindsay?

Mormanity said...

All Lindsays and Lindseys are related - but there is no close relationship to Richard that I know of.