A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 18, 2024
“Being a parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people…”

“Being a parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who don’t know how to open their own chutes. So, you fly around doing it for them. Then you hit the ground, but you don’t die. You get up and cook dinner” is a jocular parenting saying that has been printed on many images. The saying has been cited in print since at least April 2019 and is of unknown authorship.
   
 
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Tim Davis
April 18, 2019 at 7:01 PM ·
Parenting is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who don’t know how to open their own chutes, so you fly around…doing it for them. Then you hit the ground. But you don’t die. You get yourself up and cook dinner, and start laundry….And go flying again tomorrow.
 
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Trisha Harper
April 28, 2019 at 11:41 PM ·
Thought of the day:
Being a parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who have no clue in how to open their own parachute. So you fly around doing it for them… and then you hit the ground. But you don’t die, you get your ass up and cook dinner!
   
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Melissa Morris
May 12, 2019 at 3:49 PM ·
Being a mom is like….
Jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who don’t know how to open their own chutes.  So, you fly around doing it for them…
Then you hit the ground, but you don’t die.  You get your butt up and cook dinner.
Happy Mother’s Day 😘
 
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Raiden
@raiden96
Being a #parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of #people who don’t know how to open their own chutes. So, you go around doing it for them ....… then you hit the ground, but you don’t die. You #GetYourButtUp and you do the same crap the next day.
6:36 AM · Jun 3, 2019
     
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K. Bron Johnson: Author, Advisor, Autistic Advocate
August 18, 2019 at 3:38 PM ·
Image text reads:
Being a parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who don’t know how to open their own chutes, so you fly around doing it for them. Then you hit the ground, but you don’t die. You get your butt up and cook dinner.
 
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Payton Peoples
@paytonpeoples
Being a parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who don’t know how to open their own chutes. So, you fly around doing it for them.
Then you hit the ground. But you don’t die. Close, but you’re alive. Then you get your butt back up and cook dinner.
3:28 PM · Oct 18, 2019
   
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Marianne Bornhoft
@spokanehouse
Being a parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who don’t know how to open their own chutes. So you’re flying around doing it for them… Then you hit the ground, but you don’t die. You get up and cook dinner.
2:17 AM · Jan 10, 2020 from Spokane, WA
 
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Ashley Unzicker (pronounced un•zing•ah sometimes)
@AshleyUnzicker
“Being a parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who don’t know how to open their own chutes.
So, you fly around doing it for them… then you hit the ground, but you don’t die.
You get up and cook dinner.”
-Unknown
6:39 AM · Mar 3, 2020 from Wake Forest, NC
 
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superheroparents3_2020
2 nov 2021
BEING A PARENT IS LIKE JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW HOW TO OPEN THEIR PARACHUTES. SO YOU FLY AROUND DOING IT FOR THEM. THEN YOU HIT THE GROUND, BUT YOU DONT DIE. YOU GET UP AND COOK DINNER. LOVE LAYLA WWW LOVE AYEADESTONS CO
 
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PhillipBates
2 mar 2022
700 Being a parent is like jumping out of a plane with a bunch of people who don’t know how to open their own chutes. So, you fly around doing it for them. Then you hit the ground, but you don’t die. die. You get up and cook dinner.
 
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MY CRAZY WORLD
March 18, 2024 at 6:59 PM ·
Being a parent is like
jumping out of a plane with a
bunch of people who don’t
know how to open their
own chutes.
So, you fly around doing it
for them…
Then you hit the ground,
but you don’t die.
You get up and
cook dinner.

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