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Glue Sticks Are The Devil!!!

Glue Sticks Are The Devil!!!
by Gina Valley

If there’s a greater minion of evil than the glue stick, I have yet to come across it.

Like Satan himself, or “Stan” as my youngest calls him (my apologies to anyone named “Stan.” I’m sure you’re a wonderful person, Stan, and not at all the leader of all that is evil in the Universe. But, my youngest just can’t seem to pronounce that word any other way),

He’s Not Wearing Any Pants!!!…Gina’s Favorites

He’s Not Wearing Any Pants!!!…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

With school starting, we’re back in the dancing swing of things. My daughter’s ballet interests means we will be tripping to a ballet fantastic performance soon.

So, I figured my He’s Not Wearing Any Pants!!! post was just what the dance master ordered this week for Throwback Day.

Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Stop Stepping On Their Heads!!!

Stop Stepping On Their Heads!!!
by Gina Valley

One year we decided, because we are stupid, stupid people, that it would be fun, educational, and inspiring to take our 7 children, 6 of whom were 6 years old and under at the time, to the Veteran’s cemetery for the Memorial Day service.

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Each Memorial Day Boy Scouts place a flag on each and every grave there.  You have to see it in person to grasp the grandeur of the gesture.  It gives you pause.

My Bodyguard…Gina’s Favorites

My Bodyguard…Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

My pack and I are traveling, visiting family, and just hanging out and giggling together.  We’ve been staying with my parents in the Pacific Northwest this week.

Ironically, I’ve actually been quite ill for most of the time we’ve been staying with my parents.  I‘d planned to make this a low-stress, high relaxation vacation.  My body decided to force the issue.  So,

Did I Say Something?

Did I Say Something?
by Gina Valley

“Wash your hands!” I just hollered at my 11 year old for the fifth time in 5 minutes.

Clearly, this was a torturous task.

I mean the washing for him.  Not the hollering by me.  I’m quite good at hollering.  I’ve been practicing for years. It’s no trouble at all.  Comes quite naturally.  Must be a parent thing.

Everyday I’m Parentin’

Everyday I’m Parentin’
by Gina Valley

Parenting is a lot of things, but if I was to summarize it in one word (other than “parenting”) I’d have to go with “questions.”

Kids ask a lot of questions.  A lot of questions.

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And, although they are ever-changing, mysterious creations, to be honest, kids tend to be a bit repetitive.

During my tenure as a parent I have developed some standard answers to the questions my pack tend to ask repeatedly.  Feel free to borrow to use with your own brood.