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Warning Labels

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Recently I have come to the conclusion that everyone should be required to where a warning label. You know like “Contents may contain a hot mess” or “Requires frequent coddling”! Man, people are just so complicated. It would really make life a hell of a lot easier if we knew what to expect! Don’t you think?

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I’m certainly not exempt! I think my labels of late would read something like, “Makes frequent stops to mope!” In fact, I believe that it would probably be easier for those who first met me to know what they should beware of from the get-go. So, I’ve created a list of warning labels for myself. For the good of you all, of course!

Approach with caution, no, seriously”

May contain nuts, actually she’s crazy

Requires adult supervision, I’m needy”

“Baby on board- Oh, you thought I meant a kid”

“May contain…no likely contains, alcohol”

You break it, you buy it”

“This product has been tested on men”

“Take in small doses with plenty of patience”

“Watch out for falling sarcasm”

“When taken with alcohol you may die laughing”

“Please do not feed the hormones”

“Object may appear to be fine when not”

“Not permitted to have serious conversations after 9PM”

“Poisonous: Keep out of reach of idiots, I speak my mind”

“Caution: Addicting”  

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A Laughing Matter

“Nothing is a joke with me. It just all comes out like one.” ~Lorrie Moore, Like Life

Funny-quotes-humor-life-inspirational-footprints-1I love humor, specially the super sarcastic kind. When I was in high school I had this history teacher that was uber sarcastic. No one liked him, but I adored him. One of my first days with him, he said the most hilariously sarcastic joke, which of course no one in class got, but me. I was dying laughing and he just looked at me with a twinkle in his eye, we were pals from then on. I’m not sure he ever liked a student, but he always joked around with me. Little did he know that I come from a long line of family members with thee ability to mingle humor with sarcasm on command. His classroom was like being at home. I had him for two years. But, being the oldest of five, my siblings all got to hear about me in the years to come. I’m pretty sure I was always his favorite!

“I am in full possession of the amazing power of being sarcastic.” ~Sarah Rees Brennan

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Now-a-days I’ll tell you where the sarcasm resides, in my house! I have been blessed with two kids who have inherited this wonderful ability to be sarcastic with the best of them (namely me). They have their dad’s seriousness, mix in a pinch of humor and poof, you have straight faced, no bars hold, sarcasm. It’s interesting to me how you really don’t have to teach this. I mean I never sat through a class called “Sarcasm 101” and I certainly didn’t have my kids do so either. Yet, here we are, another generation with this wonderfully dark talent. To say I am a proud parent would understate how I feel when one of them lets fly a zinger in my direction!

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Daily word prompt-Joke

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Willow’s Three-Ring Circus

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” ― Jean Cocteau

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This is Willow…

 

 

 

Willow wants to be in the circus!

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She is not afraid of heights…

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And she’s an excellent contortionist!IMG_2758

 

 

 

 

 

Willow enjoys the high-wire and acrobatics…

As well as prowling like a tiger…

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AND…Willow has been practicing her “ta-da” pose! 

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The many antics of Willow… She is our three year old, American short haired, tortoise-shell cat. Willow enjoys making life interesting around “her” house. Always keeping us entertained and good for a laugh. These are the daily activities that keep her going. She does not lay still for long and is very vocal. We love having her as part of our “Three Ring Circus” or maybe WE are part of her’s!

One Word Photo Challenge: Circus

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Parenthood

This gave me such a laugh. As a parent, totally have had that moment… Enjoy! 🙂

via Big Thoughts at Bathtime — My Exaggerated Life

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Profound Rantings (Of A Sleep Deprived Mom)

Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born and they start using sleep deprivation to torture you.” -Ray Ramano 

futureChildren are a blessing, I know this to be true because I have two. But, I’m going to be honest, there are those days, weeks…okay months, where I just don’t want to be around them. Now, I’m being real here, I didn’t say I don’t love them or like them– I’m just saying, there are times when I just don’t want this parenthood gig! 

As of this year I am officially the mom to two teenagers. Now, I thought that the toddler years were rough, *hand to forehead* I was wrong! Or perhaps it’s just that I am older and my level of patience is not what it once was. And by the way, what is with that? Isn’t patience and tolerance suppose to get better as you live longer? I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. I don’t have patience for kids in general these days. I hear kids out in the neighborhood screaming and I am already planning on which retirement community I want to move to!

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I am constantly laying awake in bed at night wondering if I am doing all the right things as a parent. I have little adults that will soon be leaving (one can dream) to go into the real world. Have I done all that I can do to make them productive, hard working parts of society? Is there anything more that I can do or teach them that will be a tool for success? Do they realize I love and believe in them? Oh dear Lord, when did I become my mother? 

“What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.” ― Rodney Dangerfield

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Isn’t it great how when you were a kid you thought you knew it all; and then you end up as a parent with that spitting image of yourself? Oh yes, teenagers know it all, just ask mine and he will tell you! My poor parents, I now realize what I put them through. Is it some kind of unspoken rule that you will surely have a child that imitates how you were as a kid? I imagine that if anything, it is your payment for being a jerk as a teenager! Recently both of my kids told me that they don’t want to have kids (like they even know). I told them that I was sad if that was true because I want to be a Meme. But I was thinking, “Lord, please let them have kids so that they can feel the revenge of being a parent!” 

“Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” -Ray Ramano

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