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It’s Coming

It’s Coming
by Gina Valley

It’s coming.

There’s nothing we can do to stop it.

The signs were noticeable months ago.

Especially at the Big Blue store and the Big Red store.

They had signs heralding their Back to School displays the afternoon that school got out for the summer in June.

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Don’t Be That Guy

Don’t Be That Guy
by Gina Valley

Spring has sprung around here, and with it has arrived the traditional spring rituals: pruning, planting, and Open House at the elementary school.

That’s right, it’s time once again to scoot on over to our local school and try to act like a normal family.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Gina Valley Don't Be That Guy Elementary School Open House GuyOpen house at the elementary school should be a warm, fuzzy bonding time with your child. 

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Laughs From The Land Of Almost Learning

Laughs From The Land Of Almost Learning
by Gina Valley

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.

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I’m ready for a vacation.

School & homework time with my pack have not been particularly glowing sources of joy this week,

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The Special Joy That Is High School Back To School Night

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.  Granted, 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. 

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