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If The Shoe Fits It’s Probably Missing

If The Shoe Fits It’s Probably Missing
by Gina Valley

 

Dear Children,

I appreciate you leaving me two of my shoes when you left for school this morning, although I must admit that, selfishly, I would prefer that they match.  Well, maybe no one will notice that I am wearing one flip flop and one running shoe with my suit.  I’ll just try to keep my feet under the conference table during my morning meetings.

Life As The Designated Sniffer

Life As The Designated Sniffer
by Gina Valley

Parenting is a funny thing.

Maybe you’ve noticed.

No matter how prepared you think you are, you are not prepared.

I never thought I was prepared, and I wasn’t.  Not by a long shot.

It’s definitely been a learn-as-I-go kind of process.

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There are many facets of parenting I never imagined,

X is for…I Can’t Think In This House!!!

X is for…I Can’t Think In This House!!!
by Gina Valley

The OCD in me tends to obsess a bit about titles for what I write.  Well, it tends to obsess a bit about everything, but titles are what I’m working on right now.

I’ve been trying to stick to the AtoZ Challenge rules of using each letter of the alphabet in titles for the month of April.  I was trying to come up with an appropriate and effective title with a real x-word (why does that sound dirty to me?) in it for today’s title.

Very Nice!

Very Nice!
by Gina Valley

“Aren’t you going to get ready?” my 16 year old daughter, Daughter#1, asked.

“I am ready,” I replied.

“Wouldn’t you rather put your contacts in?” she queried.

“No, I would not rather put my contacts in,” I responded.  “I’ve been up for 2 days straight.  I’m not even sure my eyeballs are in.”

“But, don’t you always say you can see better with your contacts in?” she asked.

Quiet? What Is That?

Quiet?  What Is That?
by Gina Valley

When I became a parent, I knew I was surrendering my right to sleep.  But, somehow, that I was also breaking up with my right to quiet, slipped my mind.

I’m not complaining.

I love the crazy, loud chaos that is our home.  In fact, it kind of freaks me out if it’s too quiet.

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