Belles on Their Toes Author:Gilbreth, Frank Jr.& Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth In this sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen the Gilbreth boys get growing pains and the girls discover romance. — When Mother Gilbreth decided to carry on the unique engineering career of her husband, the children pitched in, set up a family routine that was hair-raising as well as hilarious. With Mother away on frequent business trips, Anne, the eld... more »est, was naturally elected mother hen to the mighty brood, with Tom, the hired man, in joint command. Tom boasted that he had never followed a recipe in his life and the meals were convincing testimony. When chicken pox hit the household en masse--it was Tom who played nurse maid, administering the only drug in his medical bag--quinine and castor oil.
When it came to romance, everything was decided by the family council--a panel of highly partial judges that more often than not obstructed the course of true love. Ernestine's adolescent romance was threatened by her brothers' flourishing manure business.« less