Babies’ Day

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If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a  human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby “it”.  (Jerome K. Jerome.)

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It’s Mothers’ Day in Australia. But what’s a mother without a baby?

The silly babe/mewling and puking in its mother’s arms (Shakespeare)

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His majesty the baby (Freud):

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[like] a mass murderer suffering from an ingrowing toenail (Wodehouse)

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8 thoughts on “Babies’ Day

  1. All I can say is thank goodness Lady Macbeth with her o’er-vaulting ambition never gave birth.

    By the way, why do we never hear what her own name is? Or did I miss it?

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    1. But she did, didn’t she? “I have given suck, and know how tender tis to love the babe…”
      I like to think her name was Pandora – or perhaps that’s because I’ve just come in from a film where there was a cat called Pandora.

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      1. Oh, I’d remembered the bit where she said she would dash the the child’s brain out but not the bit where she’d actually produced the infant. My memory isn’t … what was I saying?

        Oh yes, Pandora. Didn’t she box the cat’s ears? Or did she have a box? One or the other.

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        1. Or else she was a boxer, which would fit in with Lady Macbeth. Now I’m wondering about the supposed baby, little Damian Macbeth. Where was he when all the hooha was going on? Away at a tough school to make a man of him?

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          1. Did Will pen a sequel to Macbeth mayhaps? ‘Lady Macbeth’s Labour Lost’? ‘Son of The Scottish Play’? (This last for superstitious luvvies.) Or ‘D’ye ken tha’ All’s Weel tha’ Ends Weel’?

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