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It’s Friday.

End of the week.

Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair, and grab the beverage and snack of your choice.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies –

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

Complied by Gina Valley

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He is!

 

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Having a good manager is vital.
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Ours do this every morning!
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That can’t be a good sign.
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Seagull. Steven Seagull.
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That might be a bit too chumy!
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I thought I saw a puddy cat…
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If the Duke says it, it must be true.

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Consider this your formal invitation to check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

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Almost too pretty to eat!

 

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Sounds like something our dogs would do!

 

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Does EVERYTHING that happens in Vegas stay in Vegas?!?!
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I think I might have missed that train altogether.
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Dad’s always find a way.
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I’m a nillionaire several times over.

All the rest of my pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

If you’re trying to put off making dinner, you can check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

I hope they gave you some giggles, too.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina             

What made you smile this week? Did you have a good week?  Any big plans this weekend?  Have you scheduled time to relax?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it!  Shoot me a comment with all the details!

Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital

Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital

by Gina Valley

I’m staying at the hospital with my dad this week.  He had open heart surgery to correct 5 blockages in his heart a couple days ago.  He is doing amazingly well, and now that he’s out of ICU and in a regular room, he’s getting a bit tired of the whole hospital thing.

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So, I figured today would be a great day to review my Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital.

If you or one of your loved ones is facing a stay at a medical megaplex soon, I hope it eases your mind.  Or, at least gives you a giggle.

Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital:

#1.  You don’t need to set an alarm clock because someone wakes you up every 15 minutes to ask if you need a sleeping pill.  Convenience on the quarter hour.

#2.  Awesome designer wardrobe provided at no extra cost. It’s breezy.  It’s light.  It manages to combine stiff, itchy fabric with revealing nudity, all completely without sexiness.  It’s a wardrobing miracle.

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#4.  That foldy, bendy bed.   How fun is that thing?  50,000 different positions, every one of them uncomfortable, and a crinkly sound every time you turn over.

#5.  That row of weird equipment hooked to the wall above the head of the bed that even the nurses don’t know what to do with.  Ask a know-it-all health care provider what one of the pieces is for, and sit back and enjoy some made up medical mendacity.

#6.  You meet new people every 15 minutes … Oh wait – that’s the same nurse; you’re just sleep deprived.

#7.  Those funky containers the food comes in.  Don’t you wish you had some of those at home?

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#9.  Completely losing track of what day and time it is WITHOUT the aid of mind altering drugs.  It’s like your dreaming while you are awake.

#10.  Completely losing track of what day and time it is WITH the aid of mind altering drugs.  And, it’s all legal.  Pretty much.

And, relax.  Remember, your medical team is going to do everything they can to ensure you live a long, healthy life.

After all, they want you around to make the payments on your bill.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Has your extended warranty run out?  Any new creaks or squeaks showing up? Any fun medical times in your family?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

For more of my helpful medical advice or fun travel and vacation planning please visit my The Emergency Room – Like Disneyland, But Cheaper and Fun Times At The ‘Ole Urgent Care Center posts.  As always the clicks to get there count as cardio.

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How My Dad Says “I Love You!”…Gina’s Favorites

How My Dad Says “I Love You!”…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

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I’m loading this Gina’s Favorites post at 3AM while I sit at the end of my dad’s hospital bed listening to him softly snore, signalling the first real sleep he’s had in the 36 hours since his quadruple bypass heart surgery.
I’m so thankful for that sound, as it reminds me that he is still here. I’m brought to tears just thinking about the possibility of losing him. I love him, and I’m doubly blessed because I know he loves me.

How My Dad Says “I Love You!”

My dad is the sweetest man alive.

While I visited my parents this past winter I needed to drive from their tiny mountain village to the closest big city to pick up my husband from the airport.

My dad wanted to serve as my chauffeur, as he usually does when I visit. But, had he done so that day, my mom, who has Parkinson’s disease, would have been left home alone with 9 grandkids to care for.

I wished he could come with me, as I love our rare time alone together, but I wasn’t worried about making the drive alone.

My dad, on the other hand, was quite concerned about me making the long, snowy drive.  He knows I’m a SoCal beach girl, and don’t often drive in isolated areas, much less snowy ones.

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He told me to wear my tennis shoes for the afternoon drive to the airport.  “You’ll be more comfortable,” he said.

He packed my boots and coat in his car for me. “You never know if the car is going to break down and you’ll need them if it does,” he said.

He sent a water bottle with me.  “It’s cold so it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated and you’ll be gone for 3 or 4 hours,” he said.

He told me to park on the second level of the parking structure at the airport, in the back, on the street side.  “That way you’ll have the shortest walk,” he said.

He demonstrated to me how to work the heater in his car. “You don’t want to over-heat,” he said.

He showed me where the light control switch was located.  “It’ll be starting to get dark before you get there,” he said.

He reminded me to use the car mirrors as I backed his car out of his garage. “Use your mirrors. Use your mirrors!” he said.

He was looking out the window when I returned to his house that evening.

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He’d worried about me the whole time I was gone.  “The roads get slick here. Black ice can sneak up on you,” he said.

He carried in my coat and my boots from his car. “You’ll want these for your walk in the morning. They’ll be warmer when you put them on if we bring them into the house tonight,” he said.

What he really said, each and every time, was that he loves me.

My dad is “Papa” to 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

But, he will always be my dad.

-gina

How does (or did) your dad tell you he loves you?  How do you tell your kids that you love them?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

This post appeared on Dads Round Table in June 2013
Photos courtesy of Stock.xchng – Used with permission

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It’s Friday.

End of the week.

Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair, and grab the beverage and snack of your choice.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies –

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

Complied by Gina Valley

Have you fanned me up on Facebook? If not, here’s your chance!  Click on over and hit “like” so you don’t miss a giggle (be sure to hover and select “Show in News Feed” while you’re at it, so Facebook will show you the giggles).

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It is! It so is!

 

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All in, man! All in!

 

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I’ve always wondered about that, too.

 

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Sometimes I blurt it out even faster than that.

 

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Yeah, it’s kind of a pain in the tushie!

 

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I wish we had thought to do this!

 

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Right on, eh?

 

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The Cone of Shame!!!

 

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I’d be a bit worried about the one who were talking.

Be sure to visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” me up.

 

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TMI, Cat! TMI!!!

 

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Kids are so helpful!

 

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I knew it!

 

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I do. I really do.

All the rest of my pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

If you’re trying to put off making dinner, you can check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

 

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina             

What made you smile this week? Did you have a good week?  Any big plans this weekend?  Have you scheduled time to relax?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it!  Shoot me a comment with all the details!

Top 10 Reasons I’m Not In The Winter Olympics

Top 10 Reasons I’m Not In The Winter Olympics

by Gina Valley

The pageantry and spectacle of the Winter Olympic Games always fills us with inspiration and wonder.

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But, not me.

I know why I’m not there.

Top 10 Reasons I’m Not In The Winter Olympics

#10.  I forgot to get my pink eye vaccination.

#9.  My skis broke when I tried to cram them into my carry-on bag.

#8.  I couldn’t figure out where to plug in my curling iron for the curling competition

#7.  I’m cold even during the summer.

#6.  I thought Sochi was a city in Japan.

#5.  I get dizzy trying to spell “biathlon” correctly.

#4.  The humidity turned my hair into a Yeti.

#3.  Apparently, holding onto the wall is not allowed to be the primary part of your figure skating routine.

#2.  White is not slimming.

#1.  I can’t stop giggling whenever someone says “luge.”

Maybe I’ll go for the 2016 team and head to the Rio Games.  Lots warmer there.

Plus, I hear they don’t have wolves roaming their hotel halls, either.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Why aren’t you at the Sochi Games?  What’s your favorite Olympic sport to watch?  If you could compete in any sport at the Olympics, which would you pick?

Tuesday Tickles – ddovc

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Complied by Gina Valley

I love to share giggles.

Here’s some of the tweets that made me laugh in the last week.

 

Great tweets from great tweeps:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Be sure to follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss a laugh!

Don’t miss a giggle.  “Like” up my Facebook page, and share it with a friend.

Laugh Loud Out!

-gina

What makes you smile?  Where do you turn when you need a giggle?  Do you have a favorite tweeter?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick…Gina’s Favorites

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

My 13 year old was in a giving mood this week and shared his bronchitis with me. It’s really my own fault. That’s what happens when you teach your kids to share, and you snuggle with them when they’re sick. That’s ok, though, because the family that coughs together, bonds together. To keep you in giggles while I’m coughing and going through copious amounts of Kleenex, here is a fitting Gina’s Favorites post. Laugh Out Loud! 

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick

It’s different when I get sick.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’m the mom or because I’m the primary caregiver or because I have the bad timing to take ill when the planets are aligned funny.  But, whatever the cause, it’s different.  Definitely different.

When one of my pack gets sick, I take his temperature and bring him juice.

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When I get sick I take my own temperature, and am woken up by pack members who want juice, but can’t locate it in the refrigerator.  Sometimes, they also want help locating the refrigerator.

When one of my pack gets sick, I put a clean, extra soft blanket into the dryer to warm it up for her.

When I get sick, my 4 year old uses the dryer to heat up her grilled cheese sandwich.

When one of my pack gets sick, I bring her meals to her in bed on a tray.

When I get sick, my pack assumes it’s “starve a fever AND starve a cold.”

When one of my pack gets sick I give him a chilled bottle of water with a sports top so he can drink without spilling while lying down in bed.

When I get sick, my pack runs the garden hose through my bedroom window to my bed so they won’t have to come up the stairs.

When one of my pack is sick, I bring her books, art supplies, and a portable DVD player to help her stay entertained.

When I get sick, my pack brings me buttons to sew back onto jackets, laundry to smell-check for re-wearing, and quizzes me about where their cleats and library books are currently located to keep me entertained.

When one of my pack gets sick, I keep the house quiet so he can sleep.

When I get sick, my pack takes turns waking me up every 15 minutes so I will feel like I’m in the hospital.

When one of my pack gets sick, I walk her down the stairs when she is feeling good enough to be up and about.

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When one of my pack gets sick I know he’s done being sick when all the extra sleep and focused nutrition have filled him with renewed energy.

When I get sick, I declare myself done being sick when the sleep-deprivation and concern for the state of my kitchen push me too close to the edge of permanent insanity.

When one of my pack has been sick and announces she is well, I tell her that I am so glad she is well, but that I want her to rest a bit extra for the next few days to get her strength back up.

When I have been sick and announce I am well, my pack tells me they’re hungry, the toilet is backed up, and they need to finish a report, including a full color 3-D poster, about Koalas before school the next morning.

It’s just a bit different when I get sick.

Laugh Out Loud!

gina

How about you?  Is it different for you, too?  Tell me all about it.  Shoot me a comment with the details.

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Pre VS Post: Marriage Changes Us …Gina’s Favorites

Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us …Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m off hiding from our kids with The Professor this weekend, so I figured my Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us post would be a great way to keep you in giggles this weekend.  I hope you’ll Laugh Out Loud with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us

Jason Clark of @JasonTheDad shot out a tweet that made me literally laugh out loud.  Thank you for that, by the way, Jason.  Still giggling!

Here it is:


Here’s my reply:

His tweet didn’t just make me laugh.  It made me think about how marriage changes us.  I’m not saying that’s bad.  Not saying it’s good.   Just saying it’s different.

It’s really different.

And, it’s funny.

Pre VS Post

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  • Pre – night to see who’s the most adventurous
  • Post – night to see who is snoring and hogging the bed (credit to Jason on this one!)

She says “I’m hot!’

  • Pre – he tears off his clothes and jumps into bed
  • Post – he jumps out of bed and turns on the fan

Friday night

  • Pre – standing date – dinner at a hip new restaurant and then seeing the latest hot movie
  • Post -standing date – samples at Costco for dinner and then seeing if you can get the hot roast chicken home without it leaking all over the car

Nail polish

  • Pre – trying to impress him before each date with perfectly polished toe and fingernails
  • Post – pressing him into painting her toenails for her so she’ll look nice for her night out with the girls.

His Gut

  • Pre – sucking it in every time she so much as glances his way for the duration of the date
  • Post – asking her to watch as he tries to push it out far enough to use it to operate the remote

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Dinner

  • Pre – he cooks his special spaghetti and meatballs dinner for her
  • Post – he over-cooks water until it burns, then calls to ask her to pick-up pizza on the way home.

Children

  • Pre – dreaming about the exquisite, perfect geniuses your progeny would be
  • Post – never dreaming because your progeny never let you sleep

Sub-wardrobing

  • Pre – Her skivvies are beautiful and matching
  • Post – if her skivvies are both clean she calls that a match

Underneath it all

  • Pre – he slips into silk boxers he bought because they’re her favorite color
  • Post – he slips into a pair of his Walmart cheapos that he found on the bedroom floor

Movies

  • Pre – He asks her what her favorite part of their shared favorite movie is
  • Post – He asks her if he has seen the movie they’re currently watching, and, when she says that he has, he asks her if he liked it.

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  • Pre – everywhere everyday just in case
  • Post – only the basics without a two day advanced warning.

Candles

  • Pre – candles burning in the bedroom to set the mood for romance
  • Post – candles burning in the kitchen to cover up the stench created when someone didn’t take their turn at doing the dishes.

Which reminds me – it’s my turn today for dishes.

I wonder if we have any candles.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What changed when you exchanged jewelry?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Friday Funnies – Hubba Hubba Edition

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Compiled by Gina Valley

Whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit that Valentine’s Day inspires passion.

Passionate love for it, passionate hate for it, passionate spending, passionate fear of the credit card bill, and, for the lucky (pun might be intended here. I’m not saying), passionate “fellowship.”

I hope, wherever you stand on the Valentine’s Day passion scale, that I can inspire you to some passionate laughing with these, some of my favorite, giggle-inducing images.

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Gotta love flirty science!

 

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Can’t get more committed than that!

 

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Can’t Lego of my love!

 

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Who wouldn’t want such a cute Valentine?!?!

 

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Oh, that explains a lot.

 

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Bacon-love!

 

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And the winner is…

 

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Is nothing ever simple?!?!

 

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I think it’d be much more fun to put rings in the guys’ glasses.

 

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These might come in handy all year long!

 

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A real heart-felt love!

 

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A new position is always fun!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

May you feel greatly loved and eat candy without guilt.

Or, switch those around.

It’s really a personal choice.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Did you have some fun on Valentine’s Day?  Do you hit the stores the 15th to get half priced candy?  Did you get a great or terrible gift?  Did a child make you a special valentine? Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it!

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This Column Is Not About Having “You-Know-What” …Gina’s Favorites

This Column Is Not About Having “You-Know-What” …Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

What with Valentine’s Day being this week and all, my This Column Is Not About Having “You-Know-What” post seems quite fitting for Throwback Day this week.  Enjoy the laughs in this Gina’s Favorites post.

This Column Is Not About Having “You-Know-What”

This column is not about having “You-Know-What.”  It’s about not having “You-Know-What.”

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And, how that seems to be more and more the case after the jewelry exchange takes place.

Why is it when you finally reach a point where everyone, even God and your mother, finally thinks it’s OK for you to engage in “fellowship” with your beloved that that whole part of your relationship suddenly seems to become Mission Impossible?

Well, much as I wish I could give you some ideas on what will work well for successfully completing your fellowship transaction, I can’t.  That’s really something you & your spouse have to figure out.

But, I can tell you some things that don’t work.

Please use this information to prepare yourself and to take evasive action.  Don’t ask me how I know, but I know that you will not be able to complete fellowship successfully in any of the following situations:

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Somehow, in a way I have never been able to understand, the dog will manage to get his left front leg and his head stuck in the trashcan.  This will cause the dog to panic.  He will bark in panic, the loud noise then being reflected back at him from the bottom of the trashcan will panic him more, causing him to dash around the backyard on three legs running into patio furniture, plants, and the other dogs, all the while making a racket reminiscent of a pack of hyenas attacking an antelope.

If the dog is in the house, you will not be able to successfully have fellowship.  Apparently, the noises of passion sound somewhat similar to the noises of distress, causing the ever-vigilant dog to hurl himself through the air in an effort to protect you from what he is clearly assuming to be an alien force.

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If your children are not at home you will not be able to successfully have fellowship.   Your mother-in-law, who ironically wants you to have more children, will call to have you settle the argument between her and your father-in-law about what year they purchased their refrigerator.

She will call repeatedly, leaving ever more panicky messages.  She knows you work from home, and, since you’re not answering the phone, she will assume you have fallen and are lying on the floor in your kitchen with a broken neck, because you would not buy the non-slip rugs she told you you should get at IKEA the last time you were there.

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If you are visiting at your mother’s house you will not be able to successfully have fellowship. You will realize that there is no lock on the guest room door.  So, realizing that there is a lock on the bathroom door you will attempt to find an angle of action long enough for the both of you to interact without damaging limbs or kicking holes into tile.

You are, of course, bound to bump into the shower at some point.  This will cause tiny, nearly imperceptible vibrations to travel up the sides of the shower and across the top of the shower doors.  The tiny “shower quake” will cause a precariously balanced bottle of shampoo to tumble down, its fall being broken by your partner’s face, creating a hard to explain, yet impressive shiner.

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If you attempt to christen your new van late at night in your dark, tree-lined driveway, you will not be able to successfully have fellowship.  Your neighbor’s teenage daughter’s boyfriend will pull his car into your driveway behind your van to attempt to have a bit of fellowship with the aforementioned neighbor’s daughter.

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Don’t worry, though, the fire hydrant in front of your neighbor’s house will stop his car.   And, the resulting fountain will insure that no one needs to water their yard for a month.

If your children are sleeping, you will not be able to successfully have fellowship.  The second you are in the throes of fellowship you will suddenly become aware of a small silhouette standing in the doorway to your bedroom saying, “I don’t feel too good, and Ryan’s tummy hurts, too.”  This will cause you to, in one fluid, ninja-like motion, both grab for your clothes and to race toward your ill child.

Upon reaching the little darling you will find yourself unable to stop, as your feet have suddenly begun to act independently from your body.  You will realize, as you feel yourself entering into “must avoid landing on my child as I am about to crash onto the hardwood floor” mood, that you have put both legs into one pant hole in your pajamas, and, to further complicate matters, your feet have found the puddle which evidences Ryan’s tummy is, in fact, very upset.

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He will, of course, be unable to open your locked bedroom door.  Then, you will hear a loud thump and the splitting of wood as your door flies open.  You will recall that this child started pushing the sofa out of his way as soon as he could walk, as your pint sized Hulk says, “Mom, your door was stuck.  I fixed it for you.”  My hero!

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Join me to laugh about more differences between pre & post marriage relationships at Pre VS Post: Marriage Changes Us.  As always, the click to get there counts as cardio!

Nothing is ever easy, is it?  Ever had to get creative?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it. Shoot me a comment before someone breaks your door down!

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