These are hilarious...I couldn't resist sharing them with you all.
While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist's desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. Just as I was thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother's lap and walked over to the wheelchair. Placing his hand on the man's, he said, 'I know how you feel. My mom makes me ride in the stroller too.'.
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As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked, 'My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to use them.'
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Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. 'In ten years,' I said, 'you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now. Carolyn shrugged. 'In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway.'
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Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children. One day I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her needle. 'No, no, no!' she screamed. 'Lizzie,' scolded her mother, 'that's not polite behavior.' With that, the girl yelled even louder, 'No, thank you! No, thank you!
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On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson asked my son the question. 'Dad, I know that babies come from mommies' tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?' he asked innocently. After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust. 'You don't have to make something up, Dad. It's OK if you don't know the answer.'
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Just before I was deployed to Iraq , I sat my eight-year-old son down and broke the news to him. 'I'm going to be away for a long time,' I told him. 'I'm going to Iraq .' 'Why?' he asked. 'Don't you know there's a war going on over there?'
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Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children stricken with cancer, AIDS and blood diseases. One afternoon he and his wife, Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids. A counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn't know that Newman was a famous movie star, explained, 'That's the man who made this camp possible. Maybe you've seen his picture on his salad dressing bottle?' Blank stares. 'Well, you've probably seen his face on his lemonade carton.' An eight-year-old girl perked up. 'How long was he missing?'
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His wife's grave side service was just barely finished, when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little old man looked at the pastor and calmly said, 'Well, she's there.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 6th I went to a job fair at Qwest, the telephone company. Because of my previous customer service experience, I got the job right away. I start training on August 31st. Last week I had an interview with a pain management clinic for reception, and this week I have a phone interview with an assisted living company hiring in Burley, ID. So in two weeks I will have had 3 job interviews and one offer. I haven't had an interview since March, so this is kinda strange to have so many opportunities to interview. I hope the things I learned at the LDS employment center's career workshop help me to get a job that pays enough for Brady to stay home and go to school full time. If I work at Qwest Brady will have to work part-time as well, but I will have EXCELLENT health insurance, which both of us need really bad. It's a great place to start for sure, but I am still looking for a job in my field.
Monday, August 3, 2009
My little boy is not so little anymore! He's now entered big boy status, as he has been potty training this last week. Zenock will be three in October, so I decided to get him in underwear while the weather is still nice. He's been doing really good, and yesterday he didn't have any wet accidents!! Now to conquer the solid stuff....it'll come with time. The last two days he has told us when he needs to go potty, so we get him to the bathroom on time. I have a little more laundry to do now, but I will take that over spending money on diapers any day!!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
We took the kids and Max to Yellowstone Park a few weeks ago. Zenock called it the big stinky water. He had trouble having to walk everywhere and not get carried all the time, and he was too scared to ride on Brady's shoulders because it was really windy. Max and Ammon had fun running around a bunch and being crazy. I sure wish I could bottle some of their energy and save it for me sometime. Maybe then I would have lots of energy to get things done faster and have energy to play with them more.