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Friday Funnies – dvcvc

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Friday Funnies - dvcvc

It’s Friday.

End of the week. Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair & grab your favorite beverage.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies – dvcvc

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

Complied by Gina Valley

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 That’s my routine, too!

 

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 It’s a gift!

 

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 That second one is really hard!

 

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 Finally, a useful Captcha!

 

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 Is that a squirrel?!?!

 

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 I think that’s why He gave me 2!

 

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 I really need two!

 

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 Now you tell me!

 

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 Ain’t that the truth?!?!

 

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 Grammar matters!

 

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 Basically the same.

 

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 Is that foodinism?

Have you fanned me up on Facebook? If not, here’s your chance!  Click on over and hit “like” so you don’t miss a giggle (be sure to hover and select “Show in News Feed” while you’re at it, so Facebook will show you the giggles).

My pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

 

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My recent humor posts include

Friday Funnies – nvsvc (a weeks worth of funnies),

Top 10 Reasons I’m Rolling My Eyes (goofiness is all around us!),

Top 10 Signs It’s A BAD High School Reunion (is it a party or a pooper?),

Tuesday Tickles – dvuvc (a week’s worth of funny quips),

Laugh, Cry, Or Stab Somebody With A Fork! (more of life’s Duh! moments!),

Why Didn’t You Tell Him You AREN’T Blind? (kids’ point of view)

Is That A Cake Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?…Gina’s Favorites (miscommunication is the hallmark of our family).

I hope they gave you some giggles, too.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina             

What made you smile this week? Did you have a good week?  Any big plans this weekend?  Have you scheduled time to relax?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it!  Shoot me a comment with all the details!

Is That A Cake Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?…Gina’s Favorites

Is That A Cake Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

While I’m trying to get my youngest son to decide between dressing up as a hot dog or a football player, and my youngest daughter continues to try to convince me that she needs to wear wings with her Egyptian princess costume, laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Is That A Cake Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?

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I’m not sure which is the “better” part of the upcoming Costume & Candy Extravaganza, also known as Halloween:  the need to purchase the candy 50 times because we have no self-control, or the turning of our home into some sort of textile sweatshop in an effort to come up with costumes for 9 people, none of whom ever make a truly final decision on what they want to dress up as until the night before.

I think this decision-making trouble stems from the fact that they’re all hopped up on Halloween candy, but I’m not sure.  I can’t decide. I’m hopped up on Halloween candy, too.

It’s both insulting and flattering that my children assume I can produce a better-than-professional-quality garment to transform them into their dream character, with virtually no warning, no ideas from them, and constant scrutiny every step of the way.

Daughter#1 was inspecting my work and asking about the progress on her Halloween costume (by the way: I blame Project Runway for my children’s new found garment pickiness).

“Mom, will you hem and detail and shape the cape?” my eldest daughter asked, donning her most skeptical Tim Gunn face.

I, displaying miraculous self-control (no doubt bolstered by all the chocolate I’d been mainlining most of the afternoon) answered patiently (without even rolling my eyes!), “Of course I’m going to hem it and detail it. I’ll make your cape look great.”

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“Cake?” Son#1, who had been slipping into a Dr. Who? induced coma, suddenly perked up and asked.

“Cake? You’re making cake?” Daughter#2 called out from the kitchen.

“Is it yellow cake?”  Son#3 hollered from upstairs.  (Is there any other food with “yellow” as a flavor?)

“Will you make chocolate frosting.  It’s best with chocolate frosting,” The Professor inquired.  He’d suddenly dashed out of his office and jumped onto this runaway train with our off-spring (I did not inquire as to why he was holding a package of pens, pruning shears, a roll of duct tape, and his laptop computer at the time.  Sometimes it’s better not to know).

If I’d announced at the top of my lungs that the house was on fire or that I’d fallen and was unable to get up, my pack’s reactions would have been split between ignoring me, and telling me to hang on because they were busy.  But, announce that I’m making cake, and everyone’s my best friend.  Now I know how The Little Red Hen felt.

Of course, I wasn’t actually making cake.  I was making cape.

Cape,” I said loudly and emphatically.  “C-A-P-E. She is dressing up as Red Riding Hood and she needs a cape. I’m making a cape.”

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Son#4, my youngest child, the one most likely to listen carefully to my words before ignoring them, yelled from his bedroom, “Are you making cake?”

Daughter#3 chastised me from our living room, “You should make cake pops. You haven’t even used the cake pop maker you asked us to get for you for Christmas,” (I actually asked for a waffle stick maker).

Does it count as “quality family bonding time” when they’re all confused in the same way?

Now I kind of want some cake.  I should make one.

It’d be a nice change from all this candy.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

How is the communication in your neck of the woods?  How quickly does candy disappear from your home?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Tuesday Tickles – dvuvc

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Complied by Gina Valley

I love to share giggles.

Here’s some of the tweets

that made me laugh in the last week.

 

Great tweets from great tweeps:

Be sure to follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss a laugh!

Don’t miss a giggle.  ”Like” up my Facebook page, and share it with a friend.

Laugh Loud Out!

-gina

What makes you smile?  Where do you turn when you need a giggle?  Do you have a favorite tweeter?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Why Didn’t You Tell Him You AREN’T Blind?

Why Didn’t You Tell Him You AREN’T Blind?

by Gina Valley

“Why didn’t you tell him you aren’t blind?”  I asked.

You can count on kids to blurt out every possible detail…as long as you don’t want them to. But, when a word from them could set the record straight or make everyone’s life easier, suddenly, they’re bound by a vow of silence.

“Why didn’t you tell him you aren’t blind?”  I asked.

There’re questions only parents ask. That’s definitely one of them.

“Why didn’t you tell him you aren’t blind?”

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Why Didn’t You Tell Him You Aren’t Blind? Misunderstanding CommunicationMy 12, 13, & 15 year olds were riding with their dad in his dad’s enormous vintage Impala when the decades old car decided it didn’t want to continue any further. Unfortunately, they were in the left-hand turn lane of a large, busy street at the time. My husband, wisely, had our kids remain in the car, safely buckled, while he stared at the engine, willing it to start again.

We’re not really car-people. If we ask it nicely to start and it doesn’t, we’re pretty much out of ideas.

Our children are gifted with our family’s tendency toward very low scores in the height percentile rankings. We Valleys are not tall people, and we seem to be getting shorter with every generation. So, the giant car, once their grandfather’s pride and joy, dwarfed my children as they sat buckled in the backseat.

They were on their way home from the eye doctor. All 3 of the kids had had their eyes dilated, so all 3 were wearing large, dark glasses.

A young police officer arrived to help, and he misread the situation a bit.

He saw our children and likely thought they were much younger than they actually are. Apparently, he also misread what the dark glasses meant.

“He told us to hold hands so no one would get lost while he took us across the street,” my 12 year old complained.

“Then, he told us not to worry, because our daddy would be with us soon. Our daddy!” my 13 year old said, with obvious disdain.

“He thought we were four years old,” my 14 year old added. He’s always ready to stir the pot.

“And, blind! He thought we were blind,” my 15 year old proclaimed in her best Oh. My. Gosh! I’m so embarrassed tone.

“Why didn’t you tell him you aren’t blind?”  I asked.

“I didn’t want to hurt his feelings,” my daughter answered.

Somehow, I had enough strength not to visibly roll my eyes at that. But, they were certainly spinning inside my head.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you had to stifle a giggle when you child presented a less than logical response? Do you ever wonder what they’re thinking? Or, are they trying to drive us crazy? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Laugh, Cry, Or Stab Somebody With A Fork!

Laugh, Cry, Or Stab Somebody With A Fork!

by Gina Valley

Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Laugh, Cry, Or Stab Someone With A Fork!

If there was even one clean fork in this house I’d have stabbed somebody.

Daughter#1 called during my morning meeting, which frankly wasn’t going that well anyway. Someone had just said that he didn’t understand my fee since I “just have to write down what pops into my head.” He then pointed out that it isn’t like I have to “work hard like a plumber or even an NFL player.”

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My cell phone buzzed with Daughter#1’s call right then, denying me the opportunity to search through my purse for a fork. That’s really too bad, because, as long as the jury had a few writers, artists or even pole dancers on it, I’m sure I’d never have been convicted.

I stepped out of the meeting to take Daugher#1’s call. My kids know to text when I’m scheduled for meetings, because I can always answer those subtly. They’re to call only if there is an urgent problem, like bleeding from an artery or being on fire or having head lice. So, naturally, I was concerned.

I was also a sucker.

Daughter#1, who is in high school, was calling me with a sock emergency, as in she needed some.

Now, you need to realize that when she left for school in the morning, I had mentioned her lack of socks. I’d told her to go back up to her room to get some before her ride left. Nothing stinkier than shoes that have housed naked feet.

But, it wasn’t her feet that were suffering from her lack of sockage. It was her hands. She needed socks to make a sock puppet. In her college preparatory history class. Did I mention she’s in high school?

When I noted that she could just get hers off of her feet, she mentioned, in fine teenage form, that she hadn’t exactly taken my sock advice that morning and wasn’t wearing any.

I texted a picture of a fork to her.

I bought a new, fluffy bed for our girl puppy, as her brother had spilled a gallon of milk on her old one. Even twice through the washing machine hadn’t gotten rid of the smell, so it had taken a trip to the rubbish can.

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Our 70LB delicate feminine flower seemed thrilled with her soft, new sleeping place. She jumped on it, bit it several times, and then did her tradition pre-snooze 3 spins.

But, she didn’t lie down to snooze after the last spin. I thought she’d decided to sit down instead, but I was wrong. She wasn’t squatting to sit. She was, unbelievably since she’s been house trained for months, squatting to piddle.

Big canine that she is, her output was tremendous. The flood she produced quickly filled every nook and cranny of the fluffy, tufted bed.  Seeing the rising tide, I let out a yell. This startled the pup, and she and her piddle-soaked feet took off galloping through our house, leaving a trail of shiny, wet paw prints.

While I attempted to delicately wrangle the drenched bed out of my house, our boy puppy crashed into me, jolting the bed and causing much of its liquid cargo to splatter onto the floor. And my feet.

If I’d had a fork, I’d have used it.

Homework time was a joy to behold. My 12 year old, for example, morphed into a screaming, fit-throwing two year old, and took 37 minutes and 2 temper tantrums to write 1 spelling word definition. I handled the situation with extreme parental grace by turning into a screaming, fit-throwing two year old myself. Of course, my tirade was a bit more impressive than his. I have broader vocabulary.

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I knew better than to allow myself to think about a fork at that point.

With our pack finally all in their beds for the night, I decided to tell The Professor the tale of my day’s woes. He is, after all, required to be sympathetic, at least until death parts us. He listened intently as I began.

I was not even half a sentence into the stabby story of my day when, not only did that man nod off, he flippin’ let out a snore that woke the dog.

But, I didn’t yearn for a fork.

I went and got a bowl of warm water.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

How’s your week going?   Are you laughing?  Any fork-worthy events?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Top 10 Signs It’s A BAD High School Reunion

Top 10 Signs It’s A BAD High School Reunion

by Gina Valley

I went to my high school reunion this weekend.

I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d missed the first one, because I just wasn’t in a very reunion-y place at the time.  But, since The Professor has had 4, and enjoyed them all, I wanted to check mine out, too.

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The classmate who put our reunion together did a great job. And, most importantly, I didn’t have to help at all. But, I asked some of my friends about their high school reunions, and apparently not all high school reunions are a great party like ours was.

Here’s how to know if yours might be more pooper than party:

Top 10 Signs It’s A BAD High School Reunion

#10.  The venue is at the end of a dirt road.

#9.  The current drivers’ ed class is doing the valet parking.

#8.  The dress code is “bras optional.”

#7. The bartender is your former ceramics teacher & requires everyone who wants a drink to make their own cup.

#6.  Smokers’ field is in the center of the dance floor.

#5.  It’s catered by the school cafeteria.

#4.  You have to sit on the former vice-principal’s lap, instead of a stool, in the photo booth.

#3.  The cake is leftover from your graduation.

#2.  The first game is An Interpretive Dance Off.  The second game is Help The People Who Threw Out Their Backs Get Off The Dance Floor.

#1.  The party favor bags were put together by the athletic department, and each includes an item from their vintage unclaimed jock strap collection.

Maybe 10 years is too soon for the next one.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you been to your high school reunion? How’d it go? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Top 10 Reasons I’m Rolling My Eyes

Top 10 Reasons I’m Rolling My Eyes

by Gina Valley

I really hate it when my kids roll their eyes at something.

Especially when that something is me.

So, I make it a point to try not to do many eye rolls myself. Trying to set at least an ok example, and all that.

But, this week, I’ve been rolling my eyes so much I think it counts as cardio.

Why the sudden shifting of my oculars? I’m glad you asked.

Top 10 Reasons I’m Rolling My Eyes

#10.  Because when I walked up to the paint mixing counter with both teal and coral colored paint smudges on my hands and shirt, the Home Depot paint clerk told me, “If you want any color other than white we have to mix it.”

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#9.  Because my eldest son said to me, while I was dragging his giant puppy off of our dining room table, again, “My friend’s turtle had 48 babies. They live 80-100 years, and get up to 150 lbs!  Can we get 2?”

#8.  Because when Son#2 handed me my car key it was bent to a 90 degree angle, and he said, “It was that way when I got it.”

#7. Because, after my pack had all left for school, I found a pair of someone’s underwear in my dining room. Again.

#6.  Because, after Son#4 told me, “I’m done cleaning the yard,” and I asked him, “Did you pick up the trash & sweep the patio?” he said, “No.”

#5.  Because clearly the difficulty in attempting to copy a missing key escaped my eldest daughter when she lost my house key, and said, “Can’t you just make another copy?”

#4.  Because Son#3, who has severe asthma triggered by exercise and plant allergies, announced, as he got out of our van and took off running across the field to soccer practice, that he decided not to take his allergy pill before soccer practice because he just didn’t feel like taking it.

#3.  Because when I told my Daughter#3 I was late picking her up because I fell asleep while I was working on a column, she said, “Wow, it must be really funny.”

#2.  Because when I told Son#2 I needed him to give Daughter#2 a ride to school because she overslept, he said, “Could you please ask me the night before next time?”

#1.  Because I tried to turn the TV channel with my cell phone. Again.

I wonder how many calories a good eye roll burns. After all, I’ve got a high school reunion coming up soonto get in shape for.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Any ridiculousness in your life lately?  Are your eyes a’ rollin’? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Friday Funnies – nvsvc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week. Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair & grab your favorite beverage.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies –

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

Complied by Gina Valley

Visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” it up.

Consider this your formal invitation to check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

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I think some people have stomped it to death!

 

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Shhh!!!

 

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That’s a way to use Craigslist that’s highly underutilized!

 

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Simple fix: just burn the building down.

 

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Ours had it out in August!

 

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I’m I-Don’t-Iron Woman. I’m not actually sure where our iron is!

 

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Why does Friday always feel like such a relief?!?!

 

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Maybe he’s more a Star TREK fan.

 

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Very suspicious!

 

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Must be the new math!

 

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Maybe a big one!

 

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Have you fanned me up on Facebook? If not, here’s your chance!  Click on over and hit “like” so you don’t miss a giggle (be sure to hover and select “Show in News Feed” while you’re at it, so Facebook will show you the giggles).

My pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

 

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My recent humor posts include

Friday Funnies – nvnvc (a weeks worth of funnies),

Top 10 Surprising Things In My Closet (how did that get in there?!?!),

Tuesday Tickles – ndvtgf (a week’s worth of funny quips),

ALMOST Learning (homework is such a great learning experience – not!),

Joy Of Back To School Night (because there is nothing more fun than running through wet grass in the dark).

I hope they gave you some giggles, too.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina             

What made you smile this week? Did you have a good week?  Any big plans this weekend?  Have you scheduled time to relax?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it!  Shoot me a comment with all the details!

Joy Of Back To School Night

Joy Of Back To School Night 

by Gina Valley

I’m off this week to attend to issues my children are having.

To keep you in giggles, read and laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

The Special Joy That Is High School Back To School Night 

High school Back to School Night is a whole different animal than elementary school Back to School Night.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Joy Of Back To School Night SchoolGranted, they both begin the night the same way, with a mind-numbing series of announcements, speeches, and awards presented by an array of administrators most of whose names you will forget even faster than you forget what they were talking about.  But, that’s where the similarity ends.

The elementary version of Back to School Night includes a relaxed session of 30 – 45 minutes during which your child’s teacher explains the rules and expectations of the class.  Your child’s elementary teacher likely has enough time during the session to give a little background about him or herself, to discuss some of the school’s unique programs, and possibly to even acknowledge that you are your kid’s parents.

At the high school level Back to School Night all bets are off.   Instead of planting yourself in a tiny chair at a tiny desk and remaining there for 30 – 45 minutes, or until your legs have permanently lost all feeling, whichever comes first, at the high school Back to School night you will spend the majority of your time on your feet running.

You will have no more than 10 minutes allotted to each class, with 5 minutes in between to get there. You will find that most of your child’s classes at high school, assuming your child told you what classes he has and where they are located, are arranged into a schedule that will maximize the number of miles covered daily traveling between them.

You can always tell the experienced high school parents at Back to School Night. They carry a backpack and wear running shoes.  Of course, the rookies are a lot more fun to watch, as they attempt to get between classes in the short 5 minute passing time while wearing 5 inch heels to impress the young, single shop teacher.

Son#2 carefully highlighted each and every one of his classrooms for me on the copy of the school map he was given at school, so it would be easy for me to find his classes.  Much as I appreciated the effort,

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Joy Of Back To School Night Schoolit might have been a bit more effective if he hadn’t used a yellow highlighting pen on the yellow paper the map was printed on.

Granted, if held at just the right angle
under a light bulb you can faintly see the highlighting.  But, since the school lights are on a timer that is still set to coincide with summer’s late evenings, we parents spent most of the night wandering about in the dark trying to figure out what the braille signs meant.

One woman I passed three times kept muttering something about, “What does DMR mean? That’s not even a subject. How am I supposed to find that class?  I don’t even know what that is? Why won’t he answer his phone?”  I think the janitor had to drive her home.

High School Back to School Night is even more fun if, rather than telling you what the room numbers are, your teen simply describes how to get to each of his or her classrooms.   This is usually the option they select when they don’t remember the room numbers, and have waited until you already have the car engine running to go to Back to School Night to fill out their schedule for you.

This week one of my high schoolers explained to me that, although he couldn’t remember the room number or the name of the building for his math class, “It’s really easy to find.”  Apparently, you just go past the old bike racks (are there new bike racks?) and turn to the right (he was almost sure it was to the “right,” but if not “just go

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Joy Of Back To School Night Schoolback and go the other way”) after the dirt thing. Not the little dirt thing, mind you, but the big dirt thing.

He said that I would know I had gone too far if I came to his science classroom.  He didn’t know the room number for his science classroom either, but he was quite sure that the door into it was green (BTW – all the doors at his school are green), and that I’d see Mr. Bones (a full size human skeleton replica) just inside the door when I peered into the right room.

I did manage to find his math class.  It was actually past the medium-sized dirt thing, not the large one, but that’s an easy thing to confuse.

I wasn’t sure what to say when his math teacher mentioned how impressed she was with his ability to remember numbers.  I think I just went with, “It is impressive.”

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you been fumbling around in the dark this week, too? Shoot me a comment and tell me all about it!

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ALMOST Learning

ALMOST Learning

by Gina Valley

I’m off this week to attend to issues my children are having.

To keep you in giggles, read and laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Laughs From The Land Of Almost Learning

Between too much work and too many cranky people, I’ve had a rough week.

Really rough.  Like “descend into my dungeon of self-pity, close the black curtains, and sit on the floor in the dirt” rough.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley ALMOST LearningI’m ready for a vacation.

School & homework time with my pack have not been particularly glowing sources of joy this week, but they did have their moments.   I’ve got some of the educationally-sourced laughs packed up and ready to go right here.

Milton Berle said, “Laughter is an instant vacation.”

Join me, won’t you?

(I’ll wait while you grab your favorite drink and put your feet up.  Your tray table does not need to be stowed and your seat does not need to be in a fully upright position.)

File this under:  Because English Doesn’t Always Make Sense

My 10 year-old hollered from the next room, “Mom, how do you spell ‘neighbor’?”

I said, “N-E-I-G-H-B-O-R.”

After a pause, he hollered again, “How do you spell it?”

I repeated, “N-E-I, G-H, B-O-R.”

He asked again, “How do you spell neighbor?”

I again repeated, “N-E-I, G-H, B-O-R.”

He asked, “Are you sure?”

I said, “Yes.  N-E-I, G-H, B-O-R.”

After another long pause and a clearly audible sigh, he said, “Mom, I think you’re spelling the wrong word.”

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley ALMOST LearningFile this under:  Focus, Focus, Focus

I’m not entirely sure that my 4th grader was well focused on writing his five paragraph essay (why must it be a five paragraph essay?  When did the five paragraph essay become the holy grail of language arts?),  because he asked me, “What’s that paper with all of the little squares on both sides called?”

I reminded him that it’s called “graph paper.”

Then, he said, “Yeah, graph paper.  Well, graph paper has 1386 little squares on each side.”

I’m not sure how that relates to the essay he is writing about extreme weather events.  Maybe it’s part of the new math.

File this under:  Ooops – there goes another brain cell

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I don’t know if the world is a safer place or his education has truly been furthered, but my 11 year-old finished memorizing the poem about a squeaky squid and a walrus that he was sure he could not memorize.  In fact, we went through it so many times, most of my pack members now have the poem permanently committed to memory, whether they wanted to or not.

We also discovered that if you repeat the line “The squawking woke the walrus” a bunch of times, you lose the ability to pronounce “walrus” correctly, and slip into fits of uncontrolled, joyful hysteria (try saying it 10 times fast without laughing.  Can’t be done!).

One small step for memorization and public speaking.

One giant step for giggling and laughter.

File this under:  Kids know just how to boost your self-esteem

My youngest came home from school, and told me, quite excitedly, that he made me a killer whale on his family totem pole.  I asked why he chose a killer whale for me.  He said, “Because you are playful, and you’re fierce, and you’re really good at catching fish.”

Hmmm.  A killer whale?  I’d like to see what else was on that list to choose from.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley ALMOST LearningFile this under:  It’s an X-chromosome thing

I teach art occasionally at the local elementary school my kids attend.  I love to do it.

When I finished teaching art to the class my 10 year-old is in this week, the lead teacher said to the class, “What do we say to Ms. Valley?”

In unison the kids said, “Thank you, Ms. Valley.”

Except for one little girl in the back.

She hollered out loudly, “I love your shoes!”

There’s a kid after my own heart!

Laugh Out Loud!
-gina

What made you giggle this week?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it! Please shoot me a comment with all the details.  Hurry before someone needs you to spell a big word!

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