The Brady Crunch

August 1, 2009

in Family, Surgical room 19

One of our favorite shows when my sisters and I were growing up was The Brady Bunch.

 While we didn’t quite grasp that Carol was a widow, and we weren’t wishing away our own Dad, we DID fantasize that there was a man somewhere with three boys of his own, and that together we would make quite the lovely household, and that an Alice would appear and do our chores.

Well, we all grew up, brotherless, and got married, finally garnering our three boys of our own. Don’t think too hard about the incestuousness in these bullet points:

  • I, Marcia, married my Greg (Lori and Roger).
  • Jan married her Peter (Sheri and Tom).
  • Cindy married her Bobby (Tami and Gino).

By the way, Alice did not magically appear.


  • In June, “Bobby” broke his elbow in a fall at a swimming pool.
  • In July, “Greg” got all busted up in a go-kart accident,
  • Yesterday — because Jan just couldn’t handle ME being in the limelight — “Peter” broke both wrists, a rib and an elbow when he went over his bicycle handlebars in trying to avoid a car.

In the words of Sheri/Jan:


All three Brady boys are going to be fine.

(But we’d still like an Alice.)

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

battynurse April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Wow. No doubt. Both arms broke? Yikes. Hope he heals soon too.


Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

I know one difference between you and Marcia: If Davy Jones showed up and kissed you, you’d still wash your face.


Heather April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

I hope all the Brady boys heal quickly and can be off playing basketball on the drive soon.


Bonnie April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Oh my! Wouldn’t it be great to have an Alice?? I always wanted to be Jan. I LOVED her hair!


becoming whole April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Have you learned nothing from re-runs?

Still thinking of you more than is normal for somebody I’ve never met…


May April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Just throw the thing back in the cave already!!! Sheesh! What is WITH you people???

Glad Rob (Roger!! Roger!!! Argh!!) is doing so much better.


chicklet April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Dude… your family has issues;-)


Kaytii Angel April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

That was very cute. I hope all heal up well!


Billy April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am



MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Wow, you girls sure are bad mojo to your mates. Time to light some sage?


Tami April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Well, it’s time for change, time to rearrange!

Maybe I’ll teach this song to Peter’s prepubescent boys.

Marcia, watch out for your nose!


Sunny April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Oh no!!! Poor Peter. Love the Brady Bunch frame, though. :)


Sheri April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

“Peter” is doing fine. Pain meds help a lot!

This week will be an adventure trying to keep a normal schedule around here while having to help with bathing, shaving, driving…and everything else.

Many friends have offered to help. We are very blessed. :)

And…we did put the tiki back in the cave before we left!


Michelle April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

OMG I hope this ends soon! Please Please put the tiki back!

I hope everyone feels better soon.

I so loved the Brady Bunch.


Kristin April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

Oh no…that is just not fair. Enough is enough.


edenland April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am


I cannot stop laughing at the tiki reference. So freaking funny. My two sisters and I grew up with those Bradys also, Loz.

I secretly wish I was Cindy (Thindy) … remember when she went on the talent show and she didn’t know the answer and Jan and Marcia were at home talking to the TV going “Batonrouge! You know this one!”

Your poor hubbies! Bad things happen in threes, I believe you are all safe now.



Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

I’m glad you can find some humor in all this! BTW, I’m the “Cindy” in my family, 3 girls and 3 boys.


Kami April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Wow, you guys are just having all kinds of ‘adventures’, aren’t you?


loribeth April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Lori, you crack me up. : )


KLTTX April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Ouch! Watch out for big spiders.


areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

Love your Brady Bunch reference – that was my favorite episode. Good luck, and I hope the tiki bothers you no more!


luna April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

geez! where’s that tiki?
marcia, marcia, marcia!


Eileen April 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

I <3 the Brady Bunch! I am an only child, so I used to live my life vicariously through the Bradys and imagine what my life would be like with a bunch of siblings like that. You have no idea how many blogs I read in order to find this post for Blogger Bingo today ;-). I’m glad I found your blog. I look forward to reading more!


Jenny - Sugar Loco June 9, 2011 at 7:19 am

I would LOVE an Alice. In fact, do pretty much anything to get one. Is there an Alice Store somewhere?


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