Category Archives: silly

Mommy vs. Daddy — Spiders


My mommy and daddy have very different reactions to spiders. This is what my mom looks like whenever she sees a spider:

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Usually, she screams and yells something like, “HUGE spider!!! Ahhhh!!!!!!!”, then she runs out of the room waving her arms around in the air.

This is what happens when my dad sees a spider in the house:

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His hidden super hero cape comes out, and he likes to trap them and let them go outside. I’ve watched him catch some HUGE spiders this way!

Winner of this round is……. Daddy!!!!

Stay tuned next week when we explore Mommy vs. Daddy — Making Oatmeal…

Toilet Trees


I was packing my bags for a weekend at my grandparents house. I had already packed my pajamas, underwear, socks, clothes, shoes… almost everything. And then my mom asked if I had packed up my “toilet trees”.

Immediately, this came to mind:

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Umm…. why do I need to pack up a tree growing out of a toilet????? No, that can’t be right.

Maybe she meant something more like this:

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But that didn’t seem right either. My grandparents have their own toilet at their house, so it’s not like I need to pack up my own toilet to bring over there! Also, I’m pretty sure toilets don’t grow on trees.

So then I asked….

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And I learned that “toiletries” are actually the kinds of things like toothbrushes and toothpaste.

But a tree growing out of the toilet would be SO much more exciting. Don’t you think so?

What Kids Really Want for Christmas


Are you wondering what to get your kids for Christmas this year? Want the expert opinion of the latest and greatest must-have Christmas gift ideas from an 8 year old? Here’s a list of what kids REALLY want for Christmas.

1. Homework Machine — It’s quite simple, really. This little contraption does all of your child’s homework for him. Simply place the homework assignment into the input slot, and the homework machine takes the paper through a series of homework completing actions. I really want one of these for Christmas. And I can totally picture myself relaxing in a lounge chair while the homework machine chugs away. This is what it looks like.

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2. Rainbow Cat That Can Fly — This suggestion comes from my 4 year old sister, and I have to agree that a rainbow cat that can grow wings and fly would be pretty awesome.

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3. Magic Wand (with real magic) — For the kid who already has everything, why not gift him with a magic wand that has real magic? He can use the wand to make just about any toy or gift he can imagine. I’m thinking money, yes?

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4. MORE Date Nights with Daddy — I like going on date nights and spending time with Daddy. Just me and him. Go to the bookstore, the movies, or just out for cookies & milk. You can never go wrong with date nights!

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And that’s what kids really want for Christmas.