Modern familiesPosted: August 20, 2014 Filed under: Parenting | Tags: 20th century parenting techniques, 21st century parenting, Advice for single mothers, blended families, Dolly Parton & Tom Jones - Green Grass of Home on Dolly's Show, families in a blender, Lou Pollard is Looking For Mike Brady, old fashioned parenting, parenting advice, parenting before single motherhood became fashionable, parenting in the 50s, parenting in the 60s, parenting in the 70s, parenting in the 80s, parenting in the 90s, parenting in the new millenium, shared custody Leave a comment
As I am on the hunt for a brand new Mike Brady style husband, I wonder how I’ll adjust to living with Mr Stepfather and his children when they find me. I’ve been thinking about different parenting styles:
Apparently parenting in the 50s was: Wait ’til your father gets home. Then parenting in the 60s was: Go to bed or I’ll whack you on the bum. A popular 70s child rearing plan was: Go to a party, drink a lot, chuck the kids a bag of chips and a can of Fanta every few hours, end up at 3am kicking the dog into the neighbour’s pool. Wake up on the front lawn underneath the frangipani tree. Throw six sleepy kids you found on the front verandah in the back of the station wagon and give the car keys to the adult who appears most sober.
The popular parenting style in the 80s was, “Julie’s dad is not too pissed to drive, I’ll get him to pick up you and Vicky from the Blue Light Disco.” No wonder we learnt to get hammered at every opportunity.
According to social researchers parents began to spend a lot more time with their kids after 1995, so parenting in the 90s became, “Sit down and watch the Simpsons with me while I have a drink.” In the 21st century parenting has become: I share custody with her and her, so I’d better find a new childless girlfriend to help me when my kids come back from their mothers’ houses.
Dolly Parton & Tom Jones – Green Grass of Home on Dolly’s Show
Man overboardPosted: July 23, 2014 Filed under: COMEDY, Self improvement | Tags: 2014 Sydney Fringe Festival shows, Australian female comedians, Deborah Conway songs, Do Re Mi, female stand up comics, Looking For Mike Brady, Lou Pollard comedy, Lou Pollard is Looking For Mike Brady, Lou Pollard stand up comedian, love and marriage, Man Overboard, Marriage, picking a winner, stand up comedy, Sydney Fringe Festival shows 4 Comments
On Wednesday September 24 and Friday September 26 I’m performing my new stand up comedy show Looking For Mike Brady at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville as part of the 2014 Sydney Fringe Festival. I’m hoping my huge number of fans will bring a car load of eligible males to each show so I can pick a new husband. Third time lucky. Don’t be shy fellas.
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband.
Very soon, perhaps next week, you can book tickets here: http://www.sydneyfringe.com