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May 31, 2016

Five reasons cut flowers are better than teenagers

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I have been working in the floral world for 27 years.  I have been a Mother for 18 years.  One of those careers is harder than the other.  I wrote this post because sometimes your just have to laugh.  Occasionally allowing my dark sense of humor have its way with me is how I keep my sanity and how I keep making pretty flowers while not selling my two teenaged boys to a band of passing gypsies.

Without further ado, I give you: Five Reasons Cut Flowers are Better Than Teenagers:

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Flowers can’t talk back.  Flowers can’t tell you that you are doing everything wrong. They are happy to hang out in their little vase silently judging you.

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Flowers can’t sneak a $20 out of your purse when you aren’t looking.  Sure, those precious stems of peonies cost more than they ever possibly should, but those peonies have never left you red-faced in front of a barista at Starbucks mumbling, “I have cash in here somewhere, I promise.”

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Cut flowers might be technically dead but they are not trying to suck out your soul.

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Flowers are in your home for a short time leaving you missing their colorful presence.  Teenagers are in your home for a short time leaving you wondering what happened to your sanity or car or money or…

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Flowers are scientifically proven to improve your mental state.  Teenagers are scientifically proven to live in a mental state.

 

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isha | isha foss design : 17:12 May 31, 2016
too funny, and true!
Julia : 22:32 May 31, 2016
Those boys had better be busy sucking up to Mom, and NOW!! From a flower-sister who has been there.
Paulette Woods : 08:32 June 1, 2016
You said it Shannon, flowers don't talk back! They bring us such joy as do our children, but we do have to let them go as we do our children. You've done a great job.
Kami : 19:12 June 1, 2016
And most flowers smell wonderful where boys on the other hand... Just another reason. So funny Shannon, thanks for the laugh. Now I need some flowers...
Dana O'Sullivan : 18:06 July 3, 2016
So true. Our flowers also don't mind us rearranging them so they look their very best unlike teenagers who love to look like they rolled right outa bed and don't you dare touch their hair. Gotta love the guys Mom! Great post!

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