Category Archives: Funny

Van For Sale?

I just discovered this hilarious post… someone is trying to sell a van…… I think.

Hi All,

96 White Chevy Astro Van; Many NEW parts. Please come by and ask for Joesph anytime after 12:30pm, if interested. Asking $500.00 Firm. Come by and talk and he may go lower. The van runs good, but tends to overheat if go long distances. Just needs a tune up/oil change, and its a great vehicle. Great vehicle for flea markets and or anything else, as their is approx. 7ft. of cargo space. Please do not respond to this ad as I am helping him post this ad and know nothing about the van. Thank you

Just How Much is Everything?

While trying to train my children on how to clean their room, I suggested that they pile everything in the middle of the room. Somehow they got the idea to be silly and tease me a little bit (wonder where they got that from?). 🙂

Here is what I saw when I walked in the room to check up on them. Don’t you think they did  good job of piling “everything” in the middle of the floor?

Leaky News in Gossip

We introduced our children to the game of gossip this week. While playing it today, Luke happened to put his hand on Peter’s other ear while he was whispering his “gossip” to Peter, I jokingly said, “You have to put your hand on his other ear to keep his whispers from coming out.” Luke jokingly said back, “Yep.”

A few minutes later, I noticed Peter making sure to cover the other ear while whispering each time he told his “gossip.” Once while I was whispering to him, he said, “Mom, you forgot to cover the other ear to keep others from hearing.” Luke and I shared a look and a quiet snicker. Kids are just so fun to be around!

I guess I’ll have to tell Peter that sounds don’t literally go in one ear and out the other, but if I tell him that, I’m sure it will just go in one ear and out the other! I guess I’ll try telling him anyway, and maybe he will remember what I have told him if I remember to cover his ear. 😀

Beep Beep

Tonight during supper, Peter said, “Hey, I can see my heart beeping!” After I corrected him, Anna started being silly and said, “Oh, you see your heart going, beep, beep, beep, beep……” Just for the fun of it, I started beeping in harmony with her and then Luke joined in. Then Luke said, “Hey, we should get everybody to join and see how many different beeps we can get going.” As soon as the words left his mouth, a car alarm went off outside, “beep, beep, beep……” The timing was unbelievable! 🙂

Me? Too Tall?

While rearranging our bedroom with slanted ceilings, Luke and I were struggling to find a place for our bed that would prevent us from hitting our heads when we get out of bed. We had an okay set up, but I still hit my head sometimes. It is also the beginning of winter, so we wanted to arrange our room so that no furniture is blocking our baseboard heat.

When we finally got the bed set up, we decided to check to see if we would hit our heads. This was a big concern for me because when one of the kids cries I tend to sit straight up before I’m even all the way awake. Go ahead. Think about that visual image and get yourself a good laugh……

When I did a test to see how it all worked out, my hair barely brushed the ceiling. I looked at Luke and said, “It is just right……unless I wear shoes to bed because shoes make you taller.”

Which is Best?

Luke asked me in a blog post to choose my favorite post. Unfortunately this posed a teeny problem for me. I could not choose! So here is a list of my top 10, plus a “few” runners up. Which one do you think should be my top post?

Top 10

Mom Can’t Use a Hammer
Phillip’s opinion as he watches me trying to put a nail in the wall

A Great Mother’s Day Gift
Pictures of the kids on Mother’s Day

Almost an Artist
Me learning to make Flag cards

I will NOT mop
A clash of wills between me and the floor

7 Things About Me
A few things about me that you might not know

Peter’s Ponderings
A 3 year old’s perspective

Turn on my Lights
Communication (or lack of) between 2 young boys

Independence Day 2008
4th of July Pictures

Do You Think I’m Pretty?
the honesty of children

Scary Bathrooms
a 2 year olds view of no touch bathrooms

Runners Up

Short Term Toy
11 Ways to Beat Time at His own Game
One More Birthday
Forget Perfection! Give Me Speed!
A Time to Scream
Pet Pine Cones
Sports and Computer Games

To Dry or Not to Dry

I did it! I did it! I fixed a dryer that was taking 3 hours to dry each load of clothes!! We had been struggling with it for months, and I had resorted to hanging my clothes out on the porch to get them dry! It actually took less time that way! Amazingly, sheets, because they are only one layer, only take 20 minutes in the bright sunshine to dry! And oh the smell! I love sheets that have been hanging outside!! Oh wait, I’m supposed to be bragging on myself. 🙂

We live in the upstairs part of a 2 family apartment, so we share a washer and dryer (in the basement) with our neighbors. Our neighbor cleaned out the dryer vent hose, but it did nothing toward making our dryer hotter. So, more time went by with me enjoying the fresh outdoor scent of our clothes.

One day several weeks ago, I had a load of clothes that I really needed to wash before the next day. Unfortunately, the dryer was busy. I waited for 5 or 6 hours on our slow dryer to dry 2 loads of our neighbor’s clothes, and the third load was in and still very wet. Even though I enjoy the aroma of fresh air on our clothes, I needed a dry load of clothes before the next day!

So, my fingers did the walking across my keyboard, and I did a bit of research. I had done the research before, but for some reason I had over looked one little word in my previous research. Wanna know what that word was? You sure? Maybe I shouldn’t tell you.

Okay. That word was “outside.” So, now it is all cleared up, and I can end this blog post. Oh wait! You say you don’t get it? What are you, slow? Okay, I guess I’ll have to spell it out for you! I-A-M-B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!!!

Oh yeah…..bragging on myself……wait….isn’t that what I was just doing?

Our neighbor checked the vent hose leading to outside, but did he check the actual vent outside the house? So, out of desperation to get that load of laundry done as quickly as possible, I walked outside, got down on my knees, and felt for a vent. Sure enough, there was a little vent that pops right off that was caked with wet lint. After pulling it all off, the dryer dried a load in one drying cycle!!! All that lint was blocking moisture from escaping from the dryer! Yep, I’m brilliant. Go ahead. Say it. I know you’re dying to! 😉

Oh, wait! What’s that you say? Anybody could have figured that out? It was obviously done by someone before? You don’t say? Oh well, at least my dryer works!

Untasteful Refrigeration

While visiting a friend several weeks ago, I discovered that she stores her nail polish in the refrigerator. When I asked her about it, she said that her mom had always done it, so she does it, too. I thought no more of it until tonight!

It literally took me half an hour to scrub the nail polish off Anna’s finger/toe nails! She had painted her nails at my friend’s house. Now, I’m curious. Is it possible that refrigerating the nail polish made it so difficult to get off? Maybe my remover was old? If you have a guess at what the issue was or if you have a suggestion on how to get it off in the future, I would love to know!

I did a little research on my own tonight and discovered that people have some really interesting ideas on what should be refrigerated. I also discovered that some people recommend that you store nail polish in the fridge to make it last longer.

From my experience, some nail polish just clumps no matter what, but maybe I should have tried refrigerating it! But maybe I also knew in the back of my mind that storing nail polish in the fridge could be dangerous because there is a small chance that the jar will get broken in the fridge, and if that happened, there is a small chance that the motor in the fridge will cause a spark, leading to the small chance that it might cause an explosion. 😀

So there’s my excuse!

Sleepy Head

This is what happens to me when I fall asleep on the couch and attempt to have conversation as I am on my way to bed. You can tell Luke gets a kick out of it!!

me: My head fell asleep. I just cut off the circulation. Like, duh!! Where do you think circulation comes from?

Luke: From your heart

me: (with confused look) Oh, yeah…well, my head really has fallen asleep before.

Luke: That brings new meaning to the term “sleepy head.”