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Dance

Dance
by Gina Valley
Poetry Poem Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Trees Dance Swaying Rhythmic Spinning Twirling Jumping  Leaping Memories

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Dance

Smiles at midnight

Two as one

Swaying gently

Rhythmic sun

Joining hands

Leaping high

Spinning round

Joy splash nigh

Twirling

Stretching

Jumping

Flash

Knit together

Memories last

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What memories does dancing bring to your mind?  

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Sound Of Silence…Not!

Sound Of Silence…Not!
by Gina Valley

It’s really just the words that interfere with a read through.

Some noise is ok, but I can’t have any talking around me while I’m doing a final read through on a piece.

Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Sons Daughters Brothers Sisters Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Bathroom Loo Toilet Door Quiet Silence Read Through Proofread Edit Balloon Giggle  Sofa Junk Drawer Family Room Three Stooges DistractionIt was only my boys and me for the afternoon.

We had great plans for fun.

But, first I had to finish a little work.

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I Want To Go To The Bathroom!

I Want To Go To The Bathroom!

I want to go to the bathroom.Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Privacy Bathroom Alone Cell Phone Cordless Discuss See Smell Soap Toilet Paper Towel Green Beetle Door Lock

Alone.

Untimed

Unharassed

Unbothered

Unquestioned

No tiny fingers reaching under the door.

No wet noses or fuzzy paws trying to squeeze through.

No jiggling of the knob, sliding down the door, waiting in the hall.

I don’t even mind replacing the toilet paper,

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How To TOTALLY Over Do It

How To TOTALLY Over Do It
by Gina Valley

There are a million different places you can go for advice on sensible eating.  This is NOT one of them. But, I can give you advice on how to totally overdo it!  Overdoing it is important, too! I am a big believer that everything should be done in moderation, including moderation.  Sometimes, just for fun, just for laughs, just for memories,

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If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun

If It’s Burnt, It’s Cajun
by Gina Valley

I received a letter from my kids’ school with a list of suggested activities to combat Summer Learning Loss.  Summer Learning Loss?  NOT a problem at my house.  Summer Mommy Mind Loss – huge problem.  That’s what I need to combat.  My kids, however, are learning plenty of things.

As always my children have selected their own mode of learning. 

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Say What? More Secrets Of The Road Decoded

I don’t know why they call them the “Dog Days Of Summer.”  What they ought to call them is the “Get Me Out Of This Car Before I Scream” or “Are We There Yet?” Days of Summer. That’d make a lot more sense.

Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Road Signs Trip Travel Decode Meaning Curves Ahead Dramamine Motion Sickness Services This Exit Slow Traffic No Passing Zone Detour AheadEither way, it’s here, it’s hot, and we’ll all be driving.

Yesterday, we delved into the secret lives of road signs.

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The Secret Life Of Road Signs

The Secret Life Of Road Signs
by Gina Valley

Ahh, summer!  The season of road trips is upon us.  Perhaps you’re planning a peaceful, family driving adventure soon.  Here’s a little secret – Road signs are NOT there to help or inform you.  Road signs are the road department’s little joke.  It’s a laugh on you.Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Road Signs Trip Travel Decode Meaning Rest Stop Merging Traffic Billboard State Trooper Slow Traffic Keep Right Asphalt Motorhome Cabriolet Prius Truck Stop Taxidermy

Fortunately, because of my significant series of sojourns I have decoded the true meaning of some vital signs for you.

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Beyond

Beyond
by Gina Valley
Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Poetry Poem Trees Laugh Laughter Beyond Looking Thinking Pondering Wandering Ever Wondering Drawing Will Be Running Skipping Seeking There

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Beyond

Looking

Thinking

Pondering

Wandering

Ever wondering

Ever drawing

Ever will be

Running

Skipping

Seeking

There

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Flossing is the Devil

Flossing is the Devil
by Gina Valley

Every day I floss.

Every day.

Well, every night, really.  I always brush, then floss, then rinse with what’s supposed to be mouth wash but I think is actually fire water.

Humor Funny Parenting Moms Dads Kids Children Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Flossing Teeth Eyes Red Burning Puffy Watering Swelling Minty Dental Hygiene Dentist

I might be the only person on the planet that doesn’t have to lie when my dentist asks if I’ve been flossing. 

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NOT The Best Laid Plans

I knew Wednesday was going to be a busy day.  We were driving south to spend the day visiting one of my sisters and her family.  So, Tuesday night I decided I better make sure I had all of my gym stuff so I could get out the door early, before we left on our road trip.

The thing is that July 3, Independence Day Eve as it were,

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