Give Me A Sign!..Preferably In Large Easy-To-Read-Font

Give Me A Sign!..Preferably In Large Easy-To-Read-Font
by Gina Valley

I’ll tell you what we need in this country.  We need more signs.  Clear.  Legible. Specific signs.  And lots of them.

People want to know stuff.  And, the smaller the people the more stuff they want to know, causing them to ask bigger people who are trying to drive the van.Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Family Life Love Laugh Laughter  Gina Valley Signs Travel Road Trip Van Car People Brain Cell Signage Bat Farmland Crops Poodles Trucks UFO Resin Tank Axle Stockyard Stench  Sign  The bigger people then have to apply their last two functioning brain cells to figure out what should not have to be figured out,

Now THAT’S An Angry Bird

So, I have like the worst headache ever.  I’m pretty sure my head is going to explode. It is a bit inconvenient as I am traveling with my pack.  Well, that and the fact that it hurts like crazy.  So, while they are fishing with Papa, playing cards with Gramma, and jumping on the giant water trampoline their aunt anchored in Papa’s lake for them, I am going to hide under a pillow in one of the guest rooms and try to out sleep this migraine.

Shoes, Everyone?

Shoes, Everyone?
by Gina Valley

Road trip!!!

The OCD in me was stressing all week because we couldn’t head out at 4AM to “get a jump on the day,” which tells me I am turning into my father.  But, Daughter#3’s leg wound check-up this afternoon took precedence, as it should have.

Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Road Trip Prayer Giggle Shoes Inspection Hunger Hug Country Music Hard Rock Beyonce Single Ladies Cows Sheep Foul Odor M&M’sAfter her doctor gave the thumbs up for her to travel, albeit with a “no swimming for 3 more days” clause (no problem,

That’s NOT A Squirrel!

That’s NOT A Squirrel!
by Gina Valley

 

Dear Family,

As you know, yesterday, while I was doing laundry in preparation for our imminent departure on our summer road trip, it was brought to my attention, by my nose, that some woodland creature had apparently chosen one of theHumor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Squirrel Road Trip Laundry Room Smell Death Rot Woodland Creatures Garage Costco Aroma Resting Place Movie Turner Hooch Hindsight Blueberries Feta Cheese Salmon Refrigerator walls of our garage as its final resting place.  This was, of course a sad revelation to all of us,

Synchronized Complaining – The Newest Olympic Sport

Synchronized Complaining – The Newest Olympic Sport
by Gina Valley

Like most adults, and every parent, I wish I had chosen paper plates for my wedding china pattern.  Anything to avoid the post dinner rush for excuses to dodge dinner dish-duty.

The miraculous shift on the part of my off-spring from happy diners to disgruntled juveniles is nearly instantaneous at the announcement that it isHumor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Synchronized Sport Demonstration Olympic Complaining Dinner Dishes Washing Cleaning Avoiding Chores Team Cookies “time to clean up dinner.”  It’s almost like a synchronized complaining team (I’m pretty sure that Synchronized Complaining is a demonstration sport this year at the Olympics.  It’s widely assumed that the International Olympic Committee will recognize its world-wide appeal and enormous contestant pool and make it an official sport for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,

The Emergency Room – Like Disneyland, But Cheaper

The Emergency Room – Like Disneyland, But Cheaper
by Gina Valley

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Considering going to Disneyland this summer?  Save yourself some money and go to the ER instead.  It’s practically the same thing and a whole lot cheaper!

Certainly, the ER is not a well recognized vacation destination (Except to my family.  We hit it several times a year), but think about it:  the employees are all dressed in costumes,

Mysteries of the Kid-iverse

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I’ve successfully completed courses in advanced physics and graduate level applied mathematics, but I’m still stymied by the mysteries of the Kid-iverse.

Why can every child on the planet work the most complicated video game controller with ease, but can’t work the flushing mechanism on the toilet afterHumor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Mysteries Mystery Kidiverse Universe Xbox Game Controller Laundry Cell Phone CD Sleep Vomit Lego Hug Twix Snickers PTA he’s done offloading?

Why must a child be dragged out of bed at 7:30AM to get ready for school,

Getting There Is Half The Pain!

This weekend is our “Get Ready for the Trip” weekend.  Daughter#3 won’t get the “all clear” to travel due to the gash in her leg until at least next Friday, so I’m not sure when exactly we’ll be leaving for our annual mommy/kids road trip.  Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Emergency Suitcase Ski Snow Boots Underwear Shoes Bathing Suit Flip Flops Shorts T-shirts WalMart Target Socks Glue SticksBut, this is the weekend when all the heavy lifting for the trip gets done. And, by “heavy lifting” I mean locating all of the stuff that we know we already have,