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It Was Kind Of A Quest

It Was Kind Of A Quest
by Gina Valley

We just spent hours rehabilitating our kitchen trash can.

Yes, it’s old.  Yes, it’s dented.  Yes, it’s scratched and the lid doesn’t close right and the foot pedal came off.  Yes, it’s really beyond repair.

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 It Was Kind Of A Quest Trash Garbage CanBut, we can’t buy a new one.

We just can’t.

We can’t afford it.  It costs too much.

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Can You Monogram A HazMat Suit?

Can You Monogram A HazMat Suit?

Having played host while I made three fancy meals, countless sugary treats, and a host of other goodies yesterday, our kitchen is looking a bit, well, like a post-bomb-blast site.

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 HazMat Hazardous Materials Suit Cleaning Refrigerator Fridge Throwback Day Martha Stewart Valentine’s Day Our refrigerator, which is always on the bad side of horrible by the end of a normal week, has reached record depths into the pit of Oh-My-Gosh!-How-Gross-Is-That?!?!-ness this week.

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Synchronized Complaining – The Newest Olympic Sport

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 isHumor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Synchronized Sport Demonstration Olympic Complaining Dinner Dishes Washing Cleaning Avoiding Chores Team Cookies “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. 

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What IS That? – The Special Joys Of Family Fridge Cleaning

So yesterday I admitted that our fridge is gross a lot of the time, and that I had sought the guidance of an unnamed household guru, today we’ll call her “Smartha,” in an effort to properly combat that problem.  Unfortunately, Smartha apparently lives in a Utopian Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Refrigerator Coils Fridge Clean Dirty Filthy Martha Stewart Tool Brush Maintenance Haz Mat Cantaloupe Tomatoworld where mess and thus children do not exist.  Still, her advice is not completely without merit.  It’s great for a laugh.

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If You Don’t Clean Your Refrigerator Coils You Will Die

If You Don’t Clean Your Refrigerator Coils You Will Die

Our fridge is gross most of the time.  The interval between just got cleaned and just turned disgusting is measurable in increments smaller than the differences in Olympic time trial running times.  It’s like I shut the door on a sparkling clean family fridgeHumor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Refrigerator Fridge Coils Clean Dirty Filthy Martha Stewart Vacuum Crevice tool Brush Circuit Breaker Fuse Box Cobwebs Racoon Broom Handle Stick Maintenance Apple Juice and open two seconds later to find a frat house appliance.  It’s scary. 

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