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Archive for November 26, 2011

30 Days of Thankfulness~Day 26~Humor!

I am thankful for humor!


Humor is a powerful parenting tool. Don’t leave home without your funnybone!



You know you have six children when~

 ~Finding chopsticks in the hamper doesn’t make you blink an eye

~Seeing the baby eat an old fishie cracker she had stashed in her bouncy seat just reminds you it’s time to start dinner

~Stuffed animals multiply as mysteriously as socks disappear

~Skipping one day of doing laundry equals TWO mountains of dirty clothes

~You have the happy meal prices memorized

~When people find out you homeschool, they DON’T ask about socialization

~When you say, “Guess what?” everyone assumes you’re pregnant

~You need a dayplanner just to remember your own children’s birthdays

~When you pull up to the bank drive-thru in your 15 passenger van they ask, “How many have you got with you today?” while pulling out the whole jar of lollipops

~The basket for shoes by the door disappears entirely when everyone’s home

~You grocery shop from an inventory list and dishing up dinner looks like a food line

~Making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches uses an entire loaf of bread

~When people talk about a savings plan your mind immediately goes to the change jar on your kitchen counter

~Sticky is the predominant designer texture in your house

~The bathroom is your preferred reading room

~Going out for a ‘nice’ meal with the whole family sends someone ELSE’S kids to college

~Entering a building requires the use of both doors and lets out at least $25 in a/c

~Your pediatrician schedules an appointment ‘block’ for you

~You identify your children to other people by ordinal numbers

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~A Seussical List of Parenting Tips!~


If you have THINGS in your house

The way that I do

Then this is the place

For BIG PEOPLE like you…


~Little THINGS need BIG PEOPLE to heed!~

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~Seuss


~Little THINGS matter!~

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” ~Seuss


~Little THINGS best thinks are thunk outdoors!~

“It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.” ~Seuss


~Funny is a little THING’s firstest and bestest language!~

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” ~Seuss


~Be your little THING’s bat-a-ma-ram!~

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~Seuss


~When THINGS are small, even little stuff seems tall!~

“This mess is too big and too deep and to tall. We can’t clean it up! We can’t clean it up at all!” ~Seuss


~Little THINGS think the bestest thoughts when SOMEONE BIG lets them out of the box!~

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” ~Seuss

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L.R.Knost is a best-selling parenting and children’s book author and founder and director of Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, an online resource for gentle parenting education, articles, and research. Books by L.R.Knost include Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood ; Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages ; The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline ; and Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting (Release date: May 2014) the first four books in the Little Hearts Handbook gentle parenting series, as well as her children’s picture books Petey’s Listening Ears and the soon-to-be-released Grumpykins series available from Amazon and other major retailers.


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