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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,


War of the Worlds

Two diametrically opposed near-cataclysmic universal forces have collided in my family room.  They are locked in a heated battle for control.  As I hold the assembled Halo Mega Block Humor Funny Parenting Lego building set Mega Blocks perfectionism OCD pride child Moms Dads Kids children Family Life love(think Lego type building sets) UNSC Rocket-hog in one hand and the Anti-Aircraft Gun in my other, I can’t help but notice the unapplied decals and several handfuls of unused bricks still in the box.

The nurturing mother in me,


Resolutions for the Rest of the Pack

Happy New Year to my friends, family, and especially my pack,

In keeping with my reputation for knowing what’s best for everyone, I have come up with resolutions for my pack.  After all, if they remain true to form, they will wait until the last minute to think of their resolutions, freeze in panic, and ask me to write them for them anyway.  I’ve Humor Funny Parenting New Years’ Resolutions child Moms Dads Kids children Family Life lovedecided to share them with you all,


Struck By The Soccer Fairy…Again


This morning was soccer try-outs.  As always the Soccer Fairy paid us her (ok, could be a “him” – not sure, never seen the accursed Soccer Fairy) traditional “Night Before Soccer Try-Outs” visit.  She (or he) hid half of the kids’ shin guards and a couple of cleats. 

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 Soccer FairySomehow try-outs and the accompanying need for gear take my family by surprise every time,