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Do You Know What Time It Is?

Do You Know What Time It Is?

Do you know what time it is?

I’ll give you a hint.

I’ll give you a couple hints.

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 Chore Time Avoiding Disappearing InvisibleHomework, which was totally completed, such that the homeworkee could play video games earlier, is suddenly not finished.  Another assignment has mysteriously popped into the forefront of the homeworkee’s mind, and it requires intense, immediate study, possibly even a trip to the library.

Tears are flowing over each long forgotten paper-cut, scrape, and bruise earned in school or on the playground today.

Urgent gastrointestinal issues with enormous potential catastrophic results have suddenly developed, requiring the urgentee to quickly retire to the loo for the foreseeable future.  And, perhaps a bit beyond that.

Sudden exhaustion has set in, and sleep is nearly impossible to put off.  Children are veritably near unconsciousness, even as they stand, because they are so overcome by this tsunami of tiredness.

The dog must be walked right now.  He’s clearly unhappy, and he hasn’t had a walk.  It wouldn’t be right to deny exercise to a poor, helpless animal.

Shoe boxes must be dug out of closets instantly to begin emergency dioramas that dioramaees have suddenly remembered must be completed yesterday.

The weather inside has become instantly and extremely bipolar, causing the jacketed to be hot and the non-jacketed to be cold and both to run for their closets to make urgent deposits and/or withdrawals.

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 Chore Time Avoiding Disappearing InvisibleIt a matter of moments, my house, which was moments ago a 7 ring circus, has suddenly turned into a near ghost town.  The water dripping in the kitchen can be clearly heard, as there isn’t another sound in my home.

Each of my children has scattered and disappeared, leaving behind only twirling dust bunnies in their wake.

What time is it you ask?

What is this magical hour?

When are my children suddenly more magic filled than pixie dust and more wiley than a wabbit?

It can only mean one thing.

It’s chore time.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What clears the room the quickest in your home?  Did you disappear during chore time when you were a kid?  How do the kids in your life orchestrate their avoidance exit?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

9 Responses
  • Doni
    February 8, 2013

    definitely sounds like my house.

    • gina valley
      February 8, 2013

      I think it’s universal with kids 🙂

  • Vinny C
    February 8, 2013

    Wait! Did you say chore time? Um… Well just look at the time. I really should be getting back to that… um…com…plicated s-surgical procedure – yeah, that’s it – I gotta go. Lives depend on me being somewhere else right now.

    Later!

    • gina valley
      February 10, 2013

      Lol! Vinny – have you been training my family?
      You better watch out. I think Mrs. C is on to you! 🙂

  • susan
    February 11, 2013

    LOL!! I love the way you wrote this and started to wonder if maybe it was “Monday”! I’m pretty sure we have the same children. Sigh.

  • 조이 Czjai (@RebelSweetHrt)
    February 11, 2013

    I couldn’t agree with you more! 🙂

  • Tatted Mom
    February 11, 2013

    Sounds like my house, lol. As soon as I yell out ‘Kids!’, they go silent. Can’t find them anywhere. Sheesh!

  • Andi-Roo (@theworld4realz)
    February 11, 2013

    My house is the same dang way! And at bed time, my 8yo daughter is suddenly ravenous with thirst, aching from a booboo received two days ago which is in truth all but healed, dying of hunger, and ready to hand write a letter to… well, someone, anyone, as long as it means she doesn’t have to… *yawn*… go to sleep. Because she CLEARLY isn’t tired, temper tantrum and rubbing of eyes notwithstanding.

    Kids – gotta love ’em! 🙂

  • Roshni
    March 8, 2013

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that, for what it’s worth, I featured this post in my blog here: http://www.bigaandlittlea.com/2013/03/what-ive-been-reading-this-week-23.html