Category Archive for 'Humor'

Playing catch

I sent the boys outside to play catch today for the first time, an activity I plan on making a daily habit starting next week. Unfortunately, the only ball we have is a hard baseball that I bought last week for Cody to practice with, since he just started playing baseball this spring. After about […]

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How I know the kid is mine

There are times when I look at two of my children and wonder if they have acquired any of my genes whatsoever. They look so much like their dad’s family, I used to joke with my mother-in-law that they could easily be mistaken for her kids rather than mine. I have managed to find my […]

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Thought for the day: Boredom

I learned at a young age that claiming to be bored did not fly with my parents. “Only BORING people are bored,” my dad would remind me, whenever I made the mistake of expressing said feeling. I took my dad’s words to heart, primarily because there is not much more disagreeable to me than being […]

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Phonetic spelling

Yesterday, Logan brought home a paper he did in computer class. It has every month of the year in a different color and different font, all spelled correctly. What he did not spell correctly is his name. His middle name, to be precise. Logan’s middle name is Matthew. Here’s how he spelled it: Mathyou The […]

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High hopes for the future

“Mom, you said I can be anything I want when I grow up, right?” asked Cody last night. “Yes, you can be anything you want,” I agreed. “I want to be a McDonald’s worker,” he proclaimed. “A McDonald’s worker?” I stammered. “Yes, what’s wrong with that?” he demanded. “Nothing,” I said. “But you can do […]

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Planting seeds

While I was gone on another training trip this weekend, the kids’ dad, Glen, took them out for cheeseburgers. “Dad, look at this,” said 6-year-old Logan, as he pulled sesame seeds off the top of his bun. “I’m picking the seeds off of my cheeseburger so I can plant them and grow more cheeseburgers!”

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Sibling support

After a showdown with Cody this evening, in which I gave him several opportunities to stop arguing with me before taking away the object of his desire, Logan decided to issue a threat of the most dire kind. “Mom,” he said, looking at me gravely. “If you don’t give Cody another chance, I’m going to […]

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While on the way to pick the girls up this afternoon, Logan became unusually quiet. “Are you awake back there?” I called. A short silence ensued before he answered. “Yes, Mom. I’m still at 100%. I’m always at 100%”

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Lucky Cody

As I went through Cody’s papers after school yesterday, my heart melted upon seeing this: (In case you can’t read it, here’s the translation:) Lucky Cody I think I’m lucky because I have a new baby cousin. I have a good mother. “Oh, Cody, that’s so sweet!” I said, giving him a hug. “That really […]

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1.  On weekends or other free mornings, your kids inevitably wake up at an unearthly hour, making it difficult, if not impossible, depending on their age, for you to catch a few extra zzs. 2.  Conversely, on school mornings or when they have to get up by a certain time, your kids are sure to […]

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