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Date night idea for time-starved parents

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Those of you who are parents know how it feels. Fall is a busy time of year for families. We have piano practice on Mondays, ballet and gymnastics on Tuesdays, church on Wednesdays, 2 soccer practices and a standing afternoon meeting on Thursdays, some random get together or party on Fridays, soccer games on Saturdays, and church on Sundays. Dating your spouse is very important; but, when exactly is that supposed to happen?

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RIP Cricket

My daughters love to capture crickets and keep them as “pets.” Unfortunately for my girls, a cricket’s life span isn’t very long in our house. “Hoppers”, “Jumpers”, “Squeekers”, and most recently, “Mr. Cricket” have all met the same sad end. ¬†Sometimes, there is a proper burial. Sometimes (when the girls aren’t looking), there is a proper flushing or tossing into the yard or trash.

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3 parting thoughts from our trip to the fair

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So, the Wood family braved the fair over the weekend. Confession: I love the fair.

1.) Food. I ate a corn dog, cheese on a stick, potato spirals, and a bit of a turkey leg. Note to fair vendors: you should rename the potato things “Tater Tornaders.” You’re welcome. All the food was fantastic. Until 2 hours later. At that point digestive war ensued.

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Parenting Lesson #1,871: Be specific when you tell your kid that it’s okay to pee in the ocean.

Downside to the beach: it’s quite difficult to find a restroom. That can be a bit of an issue when you have 6 kids. Anyhow, judge me if you will; but, hopefully I’m not the only father who has had the following conversation with his son:

Him: “I need to go potty.”

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A quick post about poop, dead people, and badonkadonks

3 things overheard at the Wood house on Friday:

1.) 8y/o to her friend: “My great great grandma never calls. She never writes. Because she’s dead.”

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2.) 8y/o: “Why are big bottoms called badonkadonks?”

My wife: “Where did you hear that word?”

8y/o: “Grandma says it.”

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