Today’s trek to the lighter side comes from a master of funny. You might consider this a classic, I do. I am pretty sure the theology is not completely accurate but the intent is quite freeing. I still say that whoever says kids are inherently good and learn to be bad has simply never been around kids. You don’t even need to have one, just being around them for oh…. 30 seconds should be enough to prove this. That is right, from day one they just come that way. Here is Bill Cosby’s explanation of why!
Whenever your kids
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Every now and then I run across something that makes me stop and say, “Wow, that is a great idea.” It isn’t every day, or even every week or month for that matter, but it does happen. I had one of these moments while on a get-a-way with my wife to Chicago last year. (Thanks mom and dad for taking the kids!) We had been window shopping on Michigan Avenue most of the day. We decided to hit the Water Tower Place before heading off to eat dinner. To be honest, we didn’t
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It was a morning like every other. Our kids had slept in and woken up happy. They all said good morning and use their manners while sharing the bathroom and getting ready for breakfast. As the morning progressed Kasia, our infant, smiled and laughed while the two older kids played together with their mega blogs. They were building towers and taking turns knocking them down as various types of natural disasters. On the couch beside them my wife, Kim, enjoyed a decaffeinated mocha latte while thumbing through her latest Midwest Living magazine. Then of course,
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Some jokes are funny. Some jokes are funny and true. This happens to be one of the later. I don’t know that it is a true story, but I expect similar conversations have taken place hundreds of times. So, true or not, enjoy the dialog as a teacher in Texas helps a little kindergarten boy put on his boots.
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He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn’t want to go on. Finally, when the second boot was on, she had worked up
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I read a post the other day from a mother who was upset at all the toys her kids had. Actually I think most of the frustration was aimed at her mother-in-law for buying all the toys. Regardless, the problem was more toys than house; a problem that I, and probably most parents, can relate to. It is true, we feel like there is a parental obligation to hang on to toys until they are broken or out grown. By out grown I mean we keep that plastic fire truck with the cheesy siren
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Every once in a while we, as parents, get the perfect opportunity to embarrass our kids. Be honest, most parents are actively looking for these opportunities. I bet some of you may even try to create them (that is fodder for another post though). When it comes right down to it we may not even be the cause of the embarrassment but there still something rewarding in it all. Don’t get me wrong, we love our children (at least I love mine) and would never do anything to intentionally hurt them. However, a good dose of embarrassment
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Let’s start with a little anonymous poll. Raise your hand if you had dinner together last night as a family. Go ahead, I promise no one will be watching or taking notes. Good, now how many of you enjoyed it? Go ahead, let’s get those hands back up. Okay, one more. How many of you used this time to deepen your relationships with your kids and build character in them? I won’t ask for hands on that one.
The fact is that many of us have a standing family dinner date. If not you
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