Teaser Tuesday ~ Cheaper by the Dozen

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today my teaser is from ~ Cheaper by the Dozen


What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father — a famous efficiency expert — who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults alike laugh along with the Gilbreths in Cheaper by the Dozen.

From 15% in my kindle~

“In a democracy everybody speaks,” said Dad, “so by jingo, start speaking.” The Good Humor Man was gone now. “Jack, I recognize you. What do you think about dividing the work? I warn you, you’d better think something.”
“I think,” Jack said slowly, “that Mrs. Cunningham said Tom should do the work. They get paid for it.”
“Sit down.” Dad hollered. “You are no longer recognized.”

The dad is trying to get the kids to volunteer to help pick up some of the slack around their house, but it’s just not happening. I’ve only read the first 5 chapters so far, but there have been several comical moments. One had me laughing so hard I was in tears, but unfortunately I couldn’t share it and get the point across with just a few sentences. It’s a lot different from the movie – or at least the newer one. I haven’t watched the older classic version.

I’m looking forward to your teasers this week!

Happy Reading,


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