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Mother of the Year Goes to.... Not Me

Every morning I go to the gym to exercise. I love it because I have a lot of friends there (it's my adult interaction for the day...hahah...but seriously...), endorphins are released, I feel powerful and strong....etc. Fast forward to about 10 minutes after I arrive home.

Kids are fighting over who grabbed the box of cereal first.

Tears are rolling down cheeks from, "Cameron looked at me in a mean way."

Fights are breaking out between who has to be the flippin' monkey in the middle...

You get the idea.

So pretty much all the good I do at 5:30 in the wee early morning hours gets completely undone. (Perhaps I should schedule my workouts to after the kids leave for school instead?)

Anyway, today was no different. The kids actually all got ready on their own really well without any fights. They had a good 20 minutes to kill before we had to leave for school. They decided to play a game (but not the blasted Monkey in the Middle game...No! No! I banned that game [and 'jinx&#…

My Dad the Jokester

Dad has always been a comedian. He reminds me of Jay Leno, actually. He always has a twinkle in his eye when he's joking. He can't ever lie. I think this is one of the traits I inherited from him.

One particular occasion my family came back home from somewhere. We always closed the garage door when we left, but found that it was still open. We all got concerned, thinking perhaps a robber was in there. Dad pulled into the garage and told us all to wait there while he investigated the premises.

We patiently waited while Mom worried. We were relieved to see Dad open the door to come tell us everything was fine when all the sudden he threw up his hands, went stiff, and fell to the floor. Mom screamed. We thought he had been shot. When he stood up laughing with that funny twinkle in his eye Mom was ticked. We all thought it was funny, though.

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