*instructions* ~ nearly everything comes with instructions. Once upon a time - it was a leaflet, then it progressed to a colour booklet, then a video and now it is a DVD. I have an instructional DVD on how to work my washing machine, booklets on how to use my vacuum and pamphlets on how to water my garden. My toothpaste has an instruction on the box and my shampoo has it printed on the back of the bottle. HRT has instructions and I am sure condoms come with them too. Funny thing is though - the most important things don't come with instructions - how to be a parent & how to find the meaning of life. I think it would have been a very good idea if God had sent us with our own little instruction book, like miss*R - this is your life. I am sure He could have had it printed out into a little leaflet or even given us our own instructional DVD - I guess it would depend on which era you were born in. A DVD would have been no use to my grandma - she would have thought it was something to hang in the fruit tree to scare birds away! ahh well, life without an instruction book is very interesting and parenting without one, even more so! happy life, everyone!