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Oh. My. Gosh. …Gina’s Favorites

Oh. My. Gosh. …Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m traveling this week, so I have a cast of my Gina’s Favorites posts to keep you in giggles until I get back.  Today’s Gina’s Favorites post is my Oh. My. Gosh. post. I picked this post because I’m sure that when I return from the conference, I’ll have a bushel full of new Duh! Moments to share. Probably two!
Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites!

Oh. My. Gosh.

I was just thinking about some of my many “Duh!” moments.

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The fact that I just noticed my shirt’s on backwards has nothing to do with it (note: I originally left the “r” out of the word “shirt.” Somehow that seems fitting. Glad I caught that on the read-through.  I wonder what I missed).

I’ve been wearing this shirt all day.  I almost always put it on backwards.  Because of that, I try to be extra careful to put it on the correct way.  That I still mess it up most of the time is doubly irritating.

It probably wouldn’t bother me as much if it wasn’t a V-neck.

Talk about your “duh!” moments.

Sometimes, I’m not as smart as other times.

Sometimes, I’m a lot not as smart.

Like when I was opening a can of chicken and rice soup, and pushed on the partially attached lid, in an effort to remove it.  But, rather than detaching the lid, my push activated a Chicken Soup Tsunami which crashed all over my face and hair.  The chicken soup did work kind of like a poultry scented hair gel.  And, in the right light, I suppose the rice would look like elongated pearls.  Of course, I think that light is only available in asylums.

Duh!

Or, when Son#1 was watching TV one evening, while I was working on my laptop, sitting on the family room sofa next to him.  I had an occasional eye to the TV.  His Y chromosome was showing, as he was switching the channel a lot.

At one point, we were watching the easily recognizable Forrest Gump.

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“No,” he said.  “It’s War of the Worlds,” clearly unimpressed with my movie naming skill.

After another couple clicks through Forrest and NCIS, I noticed people in some sort of uniform working on wounded people.

“Is that War of the Worlds?” I asked.

“No,” he answered way too patiently.  “That’s an Air Force commercial.”

Oh.  Never mind.

Duh!

Or, when I was on a call, and I was put on hold so long that I finished what I was working on.  Thankfully, I have a cell phone, so I got up from my desk to go do something else because I was still on hold.

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Duh!

Or, when I got to the hotel while on a business trip and found I’d packed The Professor’s toothbrush instead of mine.  His is green.  Mine is purple.

Duh!

Or, when I signed off from a phone call with a new client, whom I hardly knew, with my signature family goodbye of a singsong “Bye – l love you!”

Duh!

Or, when I handed the desk person at the gym my scanner tag on my keychain, and she started sorting through my keys.  I was startled by the invasion of my privacy, until I realized I’d handed her my grocery store club tab, not my gym tab.  I laughed and said, “Sorry, I know it’s Sunday, but it’s been a Monday for me all day.”

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Duh!

Or, like just now, when Son#1 walked in and said, “Mom, you’re listening the music channel on mute again.”  He was right.  I had the satellite radio that comes through our TV on, but muted.  So, basically just a display of the name of the song that I can’t hear is displayed on the screen.

I had to mute it.  I was having trouble thinking.

Maybe that’s because my shirt’s on backwards.

Duh!

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Click on over to my  It’s Another Duh! Moment post for more “Duh!’ Moments fun.  I’ll meet you over there.  As always, the extra click to get there counts as cardio.

Have you had a doosey of a “Duh!” moment?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Friday Funnies – cuvc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week. Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair & grab your favorite frosty beverage.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies –

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

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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).

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I want some of these!

 

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Dogs were the first social media enthusiasts!

 

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Convenient kitten storage!

 

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TOTALLY!!!

 

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Brilliant!

 

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At least I’m never lonely!

 

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That’ll teach ‘em!

 

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I hate when that happens!

 

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Dude!

 

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Bat buns!

 

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Is that a squirrel?!?!

Be sure to visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” me up.

 

Some Of My Favorite Pins On Pinterest:

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

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An AWESOME idea!!!

 

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Well, that explains a lot!

 

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REALLY loud!

 

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Maybe they need a bigger license plate!

 

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Sounds about right!

 

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That’s a great idea!

All the rest of my pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

If you’re trying to put off making dinner, you can check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My recent humor posts include

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

C Is For Can’t Remember The Alphabet…Gina’s Favorites (why can’t I ever remember the alphabet),

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

My Mom Is Better Than Your Mom…Gina’s Favorites (my),

Unrememberable…Gina’s Favorites (some of life’s unanswerable questions).

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!

Unrememberable…Gina’s Favorites

Unrememberable…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m traveling this week, so I have a cast of my Gina’s Favorites posts to keep you in giggles until I get back.  Today’s Gina’s Favorites post is my Unrememberable post. I picked it because I am forever calling my kids by one of their siblings names, and I’m guessing I might not  be the only one who does that.
Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites!

Unrememberable

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Faces I remember.

Phone numbers I have forever.

But, putting the right name with the right face.  Forget about it.  I’m the worst at that.

Ask my kids.

I’m not sure I even bat 500 with their monikers.

Not five minutes ago I called one of our puppies “Ryan” (my son’s name) (the puppy’s name is “Bear).  My error was pointed out to me by Ryan, who I then mistakenly referred to as “Matthew,” his brother’s name.

I think his eye-rolling was his way of saying, “I know you’re under a lot of stress, Mom, so don’t worry about it.” Or, it might have meant, “I’m going to call the home now to see how soon they’ll have room for you.”  Hard to say.  Fine line and all.

I know that boxer who gave his kids all the same name has taken a lot of heat for it, but I think he may be onto something.  At least he always says the right name.  I wonder what he named his dogs.

I even try to use that memory trick where you say the person’s name 7 times quickly in conversation with them after you meet them to imprint their name in your mind.  That doesn’t work.  About the 5th or 6th repetition, I’ve already forgotten their name, and, without realizing it, I’m calling them the wrong one.

I often bump into people who know my name, and I often don’t know theirs.

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Sometimes it’s just my poor remembering skills.  But, often times I’ve never known their name, as they know me through having read something I wrote or having heard me speak somewhere.

Naturally, this doesn’t usually come up until well into the conversation, so I’m usually wracking my brain trying to figure out who I’m talking to, thinking I’ve lost my mind until then.

This morning I bumped into the mom of one of my kids’ friends.  She’s so sweet and always ready to help and always gets my name wrong.

When we met, she got my name right for the first couple months.  Then, she accidentally called me “Gloria.”  No problem.  Not a big deal.  I pointed it out gracefully.  We both chuckled about how kids make us lose our minds (or at least the part of it we need to use).

The next time I saw here she called me “Gloria” again.  I thought she’d done it on purpose to be funny.  She hadn’t.  We laughed about it.  No big deal.

But, as it turned out, I was “Gloria” to her from then on.

After a while I stopped correcting her because she was so embarrassed each time it happened.  It wasn’t a big deal to me.  I knew she was talking to me.  I didn’t worry about it.  In fact I kind of liked it.  It gave me a giggle and a reminder that I’m not the only name-challenged person in the world every time it happened.

She was room mom a couple years ago for one of my kids.  Everything she sent to me about the class was to “Gloria,” whether it was an invitation to the Mother-Daughter Tea or request for help with a fundraiser.  I always answered back, carefully putting my correct name in large, bold font.  But, I remained “Gloria” to her.

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No problem.  “Gloria” is a nice name.  It’s not actually my name, but it is a nice name.

I got so used to her calling me “Gloria” that on the few occasions when she got my name right, I didn’t realize she was talking to me.

It’s been just over 3 years now that she’s been calling me “Gloria.”

But, I think she’s over it.

I was chatting with her this morning after my kids ran off toward their classrooms.   She introduced me to a mom who is new to our school.

I was shocked when she didn’t call me “Gloria.”

She called me “Elaine.”

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

How are you with names?  Are you good at remembering them?  Did your parents ever call you the dog’s name?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

My Mom Is Better Than Your Mom…Gina’s Favorites

My Mom Is Better Than Your Mom…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m traveling this week, so I have a cast of my Gina’s Favorites posts to keep you in giggles until I get back.  Today’s Gina’s Favorites post is my My Mom Is Better Than Your Mom! post. I picked it because today is my mom’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!
Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites!

My mom is better than your mom!

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I know it’s not a competition, but if it was, I’d win. Hands down. No problem.

Why?

Because my mom bakes a different cake everyday when we visit?

She does, but nope.

Because my mom makes pajamas for all of her 5 kids and 20 grandkids every Christmas?

She does this, too, but nope.

Because my mom is a cancer survivor?

She is, but nope.

So, why would I win?

Because years ago my mom found a rock that looks just like a baked potato and took it home with her. She’s kept that rock through the years and through moves across several states. And, she still puts it onto the tray when she bakes potatoes and serves it to unsuspecting guests.

You can’t beat a surprise baked potato rock.

And, you can’t beat my mom.

Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you!

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Do any of your family members like to play practical jokes on the unsuspecting? Do you? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Tuesday Tickles – covcb

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I love to share giggles.

Here’s some of the tweets that made me laugh in the last week.

 

 

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

Don’t miss a giggle.  Be sure to “Like” up my Facebook page, and to 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.

C Is For Can’t Remember The Alphabet…Gina’s Favorites

C Is For Can’t Remember The Alphabet…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m traveling this week, so I have a cast of my Gina’s Favorites posts to keep you in giggles until I get back.

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Today’s Gina’s Favorites post is my C Is For Can’t Remember The Alphabet post. I picked it because I’ve been trying to gather our paperwork to get started on our taxes, and I’ve been repeatedly reminded about my alphabet skills, or rather my lack thereof.
Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites!

C Is For Can’t Remember The Alphabet

I’m appalled at how often I catch myself reciting The Alphabet Song when my kids aren’t home.

I can’t even fib to myself that I’m helping them with their memorizing to improve their academic experience.  Nope, I just have a heck of a time remembering the order unless I run through the whole flipping thing.

Geez.

How many times have I had to sing A-B-C-D in order to figure out the whole G-H-I-J-K fiasco?

And, what about that S-T-U-V  W-X-Y-Z mess?   Is that even knowable without the Q-R-S?

Is there anyone who doesn’t need the L-M-N-O-P to get to the Q-R-S thing in the first place?  Is it just me?

I have a college degree.  I’ve done post graduate work.  I’ve read uncountable pages.  Why don’t I know the alphabet?

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I once came up with a Jesse Owen costume for Son#2 with only 30 minutes’ notice.  I figured out how to make our Christmas tree spin years before you could buy them that way.  I know where to park at the Ducks’ games so we don’t have to wait in line to exit the lot and are already in the correct lane for the freeway on ramp that’s 3 ½ miles away.  Why don’t I know the alphabet?

I speak several different languages (cussing and sarcasm count, right?).   I make pancakes and cornbread from scratch.  I can change the oil (including the filter) in my car.  Why don’t I know the alphabet?

A friend of mine, Carl, knows the alphabet so well that he can say it backwards at full speed starting at any letter.   My youngest son thinks that’s the most impressive thing in the world.

I’m not jealous.  Usually.   Sometimes.

But, when I am jealous, I remind Carl, that even though I can’t compete with his alphabet skills, I can build people.

He, naturally, then reminds me, that he hopes the people I build don’t need to know the alphabet.

Touché, my brother.  Touché.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Are you Alphabet Song-dependent?  Is there some simple thing you mess up consistently?  Is it just me flailing around out there?  What color is your toothbrush?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

And, thank you for reading!  I am so grateful for the time you spend with me.

Friday Funnies – ccvc

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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

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).

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I can totally see this happening!

 

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Washing the bills is hard, too!

 

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Always good to start off early!

 

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Or, tea. Or, chocolate!!!

 

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I really did mean to!

 

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…and the dog wasn’t paying attention.

 

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Everyone’s an expert!

 

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So fun!

 

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Who knew ole’ Dr. S was such a romantic?!?!

Be sure to visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” me up.

 

Some Of My Favorite Pins On Pinterest:

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

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It’s fun, but it’s not fun fun.

 

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I am a little jumpy.

 

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Kinda makes me wonder what his family serves for Thanksgiving!

 

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Some of us march to a different beat!

 

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No! not the drink!!!

All the rest of my pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

If you’re trying to put off making dinner, you can check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

 

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My recent humor posts include

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

Top 10 Good Things About LITTLE Earthquakes (good side effects of rockin’ & rollin’),

Top 10 Rules While Mom’s Out Of Town (A list for my pack),

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

It’s Hard To Wash Barf Off A Lanyard (things rarely go as planned),

Did I Pack My Brain?…Gina’s Favorites (more Duh! moments).

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!

Did I Pack My Brain?…Gina’s Favorites

Did I Pack My Brain?…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m burning the candle at both ends this week, as I get ready to head out of town next week. I had an important email to answer this morning.

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I quickly gathered the information requested, and sent it out.  A few minutes later, I had not received confirmation from the recipient that I normally do.  So, I checked the status of the email.  It had been sent and received.

Unfortunately, I had sent it to myself, not to the editor who had requested to receive the information ASAP.

I felt like a moron, and quickly re-did the email for the waiting editor. I won’t tell you that I somehow managed to slip into the “Duh!” zone, and made the same mistake again, because it is too embarrassing.

Fortunately, the third time was the charm. I think.

All this wading around in the Pool of Confusion inspired me to pick my Did I Pack My Brain? post for Throwback Day this week. Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Did I Pack My Brain?

My left boot felt a little snug all morning.

I was especially surprised by this because my right boot, in keeping with my latest weird trend was feeling slightly too big.

(Note: My latest weird trend is my feet are shrinking or my shoes are growing.  Either way, all of my shoes are a bit loose suddenly.

I thought your feet got bigger as you got older, kinda like noses and ears. I didn’t know they shrank.  I wonder if any other body parts shrink as you get older.  I know things shift, but do they shrink?

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I don’t really want my feet to shrink.  I like them the size they are.  I know they’re above average size, but I figure that gives me some extra help in keeping my balance.

It’d be cool if I could pick the body part that shrinks.  How about my rear?  I’d be ok with that shrinking significantly.  The other day I wondered who was standing behind me, and it was me.

I have volunteered repeatedly to be a chub donor, but they haven’t needed me so far.  Apparently, there is no shortage of people willing to donate body fat.  Who knew Americans could be so giving, so selfless?).

So anyway, my left boot felt snug.  Not really uncomfortable, just snug.  I drove the kids to school.  I walked my eighth grader to class (how much she “appreciates” and “enjoys” that is a topic for another column). I walked back to the van. I drove home.

All with a snug left boot and a loose right boot.

I went on about my business.  Did my work.   Went to meetings.  Didn’t think too much about the snug boot, except that it was odd that one boot was snug.

So, lunchtime rolls around and I’m home and alone, so I decide to put my feet up and relax while I eat.  All you ladies will attest to the fact that boots are not easy on and off footwear.

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They aren’t like pumps that we slip on and off a hundred times during a five minute phone call.  Removing or donning boots requires a bit of time, so we don’t engage in boot location transference lightly.  It is an investment in time and effort which must be given careful consideration.

But, as I realized I would be working at home for the following couple of hours, I decided it was worth the effort to remove, and later reapply my boots.

After I pulled off my boots, I wiggled my toes, as I think you are required to do by law.  They were still feeling plenty warm, each snuggly cocooned in a trouser sock, which I generally wear with boots.

But, I noticed that the toes on my left foot seemed to have an odd deformity.  As I wiggled them more and looked closely, the deformity fell off.  I realized that it was another trouser sock, scrunched up and stuck to the end of my toes. No wonder my left boot was snug. That sock had been crammed into the toe of it.

Well, duh!  If I’m wearing three socks, it must be Monday!

And, then I realized it really was Monday.   I had been mistakenly thinking it was Wednesday all day, and it took a rogue sock to get me onto the right track…er uh…day.

Funny Humor Duh Moments http://ginavalley.com/  Did I Pack My Brain?...Gina's Favorites  – Read & Laugh All About It!Because doing something stupid is more fun when you share it with the people you love, when Son#1 got home I told him how funny I thought it was that it took an AWOL sock for me to realize it’s Monday, not Wednesday, as  I had been thinking it was all day.

He gave me his patient smile and said, “Maybe you should check the other boot for stowaways, too.”

“Why?” I asked.

He called back to me over his shoulder as he headed for the kitchen to begin his daily afterschool cookie hunt, “Because it’s Tuesday, mom.”

I think he may have already picked out the home.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Ever get that day of the week-impaired feeling?  Have you seen my keys?  Shoot me a comment.  I’d love to hear about your week.

Click on over to my Do You Hear Scraping? post for more giggles about forgetting what day it is,  or to my The Screaming You Hear Is Me post for laughs about trying to remember passwords.  The extra clicks, as always, count as cardio.

Thank you for hanging out with me! I love to share laughs with you!

Photos courtesy of Stock.xchng – Used with permission
 

It’s Hard To Wash Barf Off A Lanyard

It’s Hard To Wash Barf Off A Lanyard

by Gina Valley

I’m not saying she had a bad time, I’m just saying that it didn’t go exactly like she thought it would.

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One thing we learn as we start stacking up the decades is that “according to plan” is just a way to make God laugh. Most teens are a long way from reaching that point, and my daughter’s right there with them.

My 16 year old daughter spent the weekend at a drama convention. I mean a real drama convention, not just a bunch of teenage girls hanging around being dramatic.

She was looking forward to competing and attending workshops and meeting new people.  She was excited about hanging out with her friends and the fancy hotel and trying new restaurants.

I kissed her goodbye, and she promised to call me that night.

Everything seemed to be perfectly planned as my daughter and her friends drove out of sight, while I waved from their high school parking lot.

My daughter called me that night.  As it turns out, this drama convention was located very close to the city of Upland, California, which was the epicenter for a moderate earthquake that evening. The earthquake was felt quite strongly by my daughter and her friends, and it was a bit scary for her.  I assured her that the next day would be a much better day. I told her that I was sure she’d laugh about this someday.

She told me she’d call me in the morning.

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The next morning she called me around 11. Thankfully, her concern about earthquakes was all gone. Unfortunately, the reason it was gone was because her breakfast had made an encore appearance, and it “encored” all over her clothes and name badge.

She’d changed her clothes, but the lanyard and name badge had taken near direct hits, and were quiet pungent. The conference officials didn’t have a way to make her another badge, and didn’t have any extra lanyards. Moreover, as security was tight, they required her to wear her now stinky one at all times.

She washed the lanyard.  She rubbed it with Purell.  She even squirted it with someone’s perfume, but it still stank.  I assured her that her day would get better. I told her that she’d probably laugh about this someday.

She told me she’d call me later.

She called me at 2 o’clock. She’d just finished an ad lib workshop. Somehow one of the participants had tripped, and as he fell, his elbow had smacked my daughter right between her eyes, snapping her sunglasses in two and bruising her head.

At this point she felt perhaps she was not going to have a good day. I assured her that things had to get better.  I told her that maybe, in time, she might look back on all of this and laugh.  In my mind, I wondered how things could possibly get worse. Never wonder that.

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She called me at 7:30pm.  Her group had just finished taking part in a series of trust exercises.  When it was her team’s turn to do the catching, her friend had fallen crookedly, and her fingernail had scraped into my daughters arm, leaving two horrified teenagers, and a long, bloody gash (which my daughter said that the first aid lady assured her “probably didn’t need stitches”). Blood had dripped on her favorite jeans, and her already stinky name-badge lanyard.

I bit my tongue to keep from asking her if the blood had washed away any of the barf smell.

She seemed to be in pretty good spirits when I told her that I was sure the next day would be a better day.  I was thinking that it would be hard to imagine it being any worse. I did not mention laughing about it.

She said that she figured the next day probably would be better, and that she wasn’t going to call me in the morning or in the afternoon. She was just going to text me when it was time to pick her up at her high school instead.

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I asked her why she didn’t want to call.

She said, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, mom, but every time I plan to call you, something worse happens. I’m afraid I might lose an arm or catch on fire or something if I plan to call you tomorrow.”

It was ridiculous logic, of course.

But, it made sense to me.

I told her, “Just to be on the safe side, don’t even text me.”

I went to the parking lot of her school just before the time they thought they’d be there, and waited until they showed up.  I didn’t mind waiting a bit, if it helped her feel more secure.

Plus, I put the time to good use.

I Googled “how to get barf out of a lanyard.”

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you ever had one of those times when everything seems to go wrong? Has your child had one? How did you handle it to keep from falling apart?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

PS – Don’t worry. She’s already laughing about it.

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-gina

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