As you know, yesterday, while I was doing laundry in preparation for our imminent departure on our summer road trip, it was brought to my attention, by my nose, that some woodland creature had apparently chosen one of the walls of our garage as its final resting place. This was, of course a sad revelation to all of us,
Synchronized Complaining – The Newest Olympic Sport
by Gina Valley
Like most adults, and every parent, I wish I had chosen paper plates for my wedding china pattern. Anything to avoid the post dinner rush for excuses to dodge dinner dish-duty.
The miraculous shift on the part of my off-spring from happy diners to disgruntled juveniles is nearly instantaneous at the announcement that it is “time to clean up dinner.” It’s almost like a synchronized complaining team (I’m pretty sure that Synchronized Complaining is a demonstration sport this year at the Olympics.
This weekend is our “Get Ready for the Trip” weekend. Daughter#3 won’t get the “all clear” to travel due to the gash in her leg until at least next Friday, so I’m not sure when exactly we’ll be leaving for our annual mommy/kids road trip. But, this is the weekend when all the heavy lifting for the trip gets done. And, by “heavy lifting” I mean locating all of the stuff that we know we already have,
If I see that stupid commercial with the cartoon bear that has pieces of toilet paper stuck to his hiney one more time I think I will have just cause to fire up our van and to run over whoever the brilliant ad-exec is who came up with that campaign.
Is that really what toilet paper executives think we worry about as we weigh our toilet paper options?
Are you a WFHP? Are you tired of the embarrassment of being unclear about your status? As a long time WFHP myself I know how important it is to have a clear understanding of yourself and what your work life is.
Don’t you wish you had a definitive way to know your status?
I knew you did, so I put together this short quiz to help you out because I’m always looking out for you.
I’m watching as all of life and its Good Guys, Bad guys, and Goofballs is being displayed as a Hide & Seek game in my house and yard. Boys as players in a competition that truly, laughingly, reflects the players they’ll likely be in life.
The Seeker – always volunteers to be Seeker first. He does this under the guise of ending the bickering and getting the game started,