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things we say to our kids [part 1]

There’s a list of sayings that parents have heard or said – here are a few that I have tried to cut from my parenting methods and lips:   “Do as I say not as I do.” If I may be completely and obviously blunt… this phrase is reckless. Your child is going to do… Read more »

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press 1 to confirm, 2 to… BEEP

Our boys love to talk on the phone, we still have a phone in our kitchen with a chord on it. It looks like it is from 1970, because it is. Our three older boys all had dentist appointments and the dentist office (like most nowadays) have one of those FACCM’s (futuristic automated confirmation calling… Read more »

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wisdom and mosquitos

The age-old question – “Why did God make mosquitos?” – doesn’t enthrall me much anymore. It use to. But my questions have drifted to deeper mysteries like: “Why are small children so obsessed with the toilet paper roll?” or “Why aren’t kids created to enjoy the crust on their bread?” or “How come two, three,… Read more »

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funny things

  Give up “serious” for a moment. Seriously. (and keep reading).. Children might like seriousness for a short time – but I would venture to guess that your kids, like mine, love to laugh, be tickled, sing silly songs, imagine, be goofy.. They hunt humor. And so should you. Here is a snippet of humor… Read more »

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sneezing in the silverware drawer

  There are few things in life that are grosser than a “snot flinging sneeze” (SFS). We’ve seen a slurry of them recently (wow, slurry. Interesting word placement there). #3 son was helping, as he usually does, with breakfast. As he pulled the breakfast drawer open to pull out forks for pancakes we had a… Read more »

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airplanes in our toilet

We keep a list of “Family Funnies”. We’ll share, on occasion, the “best of the best” on Fridays… here is one: [ Summer of 2013 ] one of the boys learning how to “#2” on the potty… After he finishes the “#2” he looks down into the potty and says: “pushed out an airplane “….. Read more »