Monday, January 3, 2011

My Parenting Book Is Coming Out Soon

One thing I’d like to do with this blog is change lives. But I’d also like to be skinny again, create a table in Microsoft Word without swearing and crave vegetables – I wouldn’t hold your breath. Instead I’ll share a little story with you through photos.

Once upon a time about 15 minutes ago there was an old woman who stood in her kitchen making dinner, glanced into her family room and saw this on the floor:



Then she looked down the hallway and saw this jacket sitting at the entrance to the bathroom door:


Perplexed, she set aside her kitchen duties to inspect the area ONE HAS TO PASS to go down the hallway before arriving at the family room:



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13 comments:

ganelle said...

I think our kids are related. I just try to get their things in the right room - floor or not.

Heather said...

Your floors look really clean at least:) Gotta love kids! Maybe they need to watch the newer Karate Kid!

Mom and Camera said...

There is some comfort in knowing I am not alone in this.

Susan said...

I have to tell you that when I saw the title to this post (before reading any of it) I laughed, even a little bit out loud!

Not that I'm laughing at your parenting skills (because frankly, I think you're awesome), but that it would be one [heck] of a FUNNY book! I would totally buy it! :)

Vern said...

Susan: I fear you would be my only customer!

Cynthia said...

Two customers - I'd buy it too. Your blog is hilarious.

mormonhermitmom said...

I love the new karate kid. My kids moan everytime I say, "pick up your jacket!"

Jillybean said...

You should see the pile of shoes, coats, backpacks, lunchboxes, hats and scarves that my kids leave on the floor, just inside our kitchen door.
I hate to tell you this, but your kids are ameteurs at this stuff.

Seriously, I only saw ONE pair of shoes in your picture.....

Mom of Three said...

My kids think that the kitchen chairs are the actual coat hooks in our house! BTW~ I would totally buy your book!

Valerie said...

Vern~ I'd totally buy your book too!
I'm so glad to know my kids aren't the only ones that are missing the "how to hang things up" gene.

Jen said...

Make it Three customers as I was totally excited to think you might have a book - I know I would cry so hard laughing I would wet myself - case inpoint as I gaze at photo 3!

ok - just joking about the wetting part - but I laughed pretty hard!

Lani Wendt Young said...

You do totally need to write a book. I dont even know you and i would buy it. Yr blog alone has convinced me!

Brent Taylor said...

If only my parents had your book my wife wouldn't need it -- for raising her husband.