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Five reasons cut flowers are better than teenagers

May 31, 2016

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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