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It’s the Little Things

Isn’t it funny how the little things are really the big things?

We all have our silly little things that make us happy.  We all wish we’d won that giant national lottery this week, but we’d be pretty thrilled to find $20 in our jeans pocket while we’re doing the laundry.  Personally, I’d be even more thrilled to find someone else hadHumor Funny Parenting little things ice cream lint clothes dryer song thankful child Moms Dads Kids children Family Life love done the laundry.  They can even keep the $20.

Site Building Almost Done!

Humor Funny Parenting site building trying-new-things Moms Dads Kids Family Life loveI’m so glad you stopped by!

Pardon the dust! Remodeling is messy stuff!

Please poke around and explore the site.  Check out the progress.  Click on the links.  Let me know what you think.

It’s in the home stretch.  I’m pretty proud of myself for getting to this point without completely flipping out & poking myself in the eye.  I haven’t even thrown anything at anyone.  Of course,

Setting My Inner Sailor Free

Setting My Inner Sailor Free
by Gina Valley

Recently a friend of mine and I were discussing our differences in, shall we say, “vocabulary selection.”  I tend to use little “pepper” in my day-to-day conversation, whereas he, as he quite freely pointed out, tends to have what he referred to as a “potty mouth.” Well, actually, he used a more specific adjective, but you get the idea.

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Early Morning Ambush

Early Morning Ambush
by Gina Valley

I did not rise before my children Thursday morning, which is normally my plan of attack.  I overslept until 6:30AM, when I was awoken by my youngest, to find that I was surrounded by six of my young pack members. They, then, proceeded to hurl the following questions at me in the following order in rapid fire fashion:

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Please Don’t Eat the Chocolate Chips!!!

 

Dear Family,

I would appreciate it if you would not eat the chocolate chips.  I bought those to make cookies with. 

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But, if you are going to eat the chocolate chips, I would appreciate it if you would not eat them in the bathroom because eating in the bathroom is disgusting.  

But,

Stupid Driver – You’re Out!!!

Here’s the thing, driver of the shiny, new, silver Range Rover. I’m a patient person.  Well, actually I’m not a patient person, but even if I was it wouldn’t have helped you today. Because, the thing is, people have limits. Humor Funny Parenting Bad Driver Strike Out Stupid Driver Moms Dads Kids Family Life love

Getting cut off and nearly plowed over by you in the junior high school parking lot would have used up all of my patience, had I packed any today.

Fridge Ed

Dear Family,

I hate to heap more burden into your clearly, overloaded lives, but is there a chance that you all could attend the “How to Tell If the Refrigerator Door is Open” seminar I will be leading in the kitchen this evening?

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I will cover exciting topics such as:

*Open Is Not The Same As Closed

*The Refrigerator –

Fleas of 1000 Camels

I would like to take this opportunity to apologizeHumor Funny Parenting Bad Driver Stupid Driver camel fleas Moms Dads Kids Family Life love to the driver in the lane next to me as we exited the middle school parking lot this morning.

You were likely unaware of the curses and plagues I was internally wishing upon you and your descendants to the fifth generation after you chose to swerve suddenly into the lane I was currently using.

But,

Flying Toothpaste

Did you know that if you’re squeezing the toothpaste tube and there is, unbeknownst to you, an air bubble in the toothpaste tube that the air bubble will exit in a most violent fashion, rudely shoving the toothpaste in front of it out of the 

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Yes, He Was A Great Guy, But Why Am I Being Punished?

I guess if I was a better mom I would have known my kids had Monday off before Sunday afternoon.  And, I suppose on some level I did know. Unfortunately, it wasn’t on the “put it on the calendar and plan for it” kind of level.  Nor, was it on the “reschedule meetings and finish columns ahead of time” level.Humor Funny Parenting school holidays memory MLK Martin Luther King teacher prep day  day-off child Moms Dads Kids children Family Life love

Thinking back on the blur that was this past week,