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Dancing the Family Man Shuffle

February 6th, 2010 · 8 Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Family Humor, Farce, Feel Good, Funny Banter, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Dog, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny In-laws, Funny Relatives, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Puns, Romance, Romp, Satire, Seduction, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Whimsy, Witty

David and Maria made sure to arrive home on a Tuesday evening before 6 p.m. after long hard days at work for both of them. They were a married couple in their mid 40s, with three children – William aged 20, Walter 10 and Wendy 5. Later that evening, they would be meeting with Maria’s […]

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Floaty Boat Weekend

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cottage Life, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Cottage, Funny Family, Funny Friends, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Irony, Funny Rant, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Rant, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

The weekend started off badly for me when Donna, my wife, announced she had purchased a couple of inflatable boats to take with us to the cottage. These were to help amuse two friends of Ted, our middle child, that we were bringing with us from Friday night through Sunday.   I hate rafts. They are […]

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The Tooth Fairy must Work for the Government

December 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Entertainment, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Farce, Feel Good, Funny Family, General Humor, Jokes, Lifestyle, Offbeat, Puns, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Once again, last night, the tooth fairy missed coming to our house. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence. Donna is concerned this paints a poor picture of us as parents.   At least Donna feels guilty. It hardly even registers with me. 

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The Misadventures of Watching Movies at Home with the Kids (2)

December 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Funny Celebrity, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Rant, Funny Rude, Funny Sex, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Movies, Nostalgia, Not As It Seems, Whimsy

Today, I’ll continue with a discussion about the perils of watching movies at home with the children. I’ll cover the embarrassment of violence, pornography and bad language.   As for violence, Donna and I haven’t wanted our kids to be over-protected, so we’re pretty liberal in our viewing habits. Besides, you can’t get away from […]

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The Misadventures of Watching Movies at Home with the Kids (1)

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Children and Pets, Cute, Entertainment, Family Humor, Famous Actors, Feel Good, Funny Celebrity, Funny Editorial, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Rant, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Movies, Nostalgia, Opinion Piece, Slice of Life, Sweet

There are few things in life much more fun than taking the kids to a movie in an actual theatre. You load up on popcorn, Pepsi and Twizzlers; the lights go down; the sound starts to reverberate; and the fun begins. You look over and your youngest ones are looking up at the screen, wide-eyed […]

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Taking Someone Else’s Child to the Cottage

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Cottage Life, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Banter, Funny Cottage, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Weather, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Slice of Life

On a number of occasions and over quite a span of years, one or another of our three children has invited a young friend to spend the weekend with us at the cottage. This has always been fun, but it has also involved some interesting twists and turns along the way.

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High Finance, Carrick Family Style

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Cute, Economic Humor, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Economy, Funny Family, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, School Days, Screwball, Slice of Life, Whimsy

Please keep in mind this story was written in 2008, since it has a bearing with respect to the ages of our children, as noted in brackets.   Towards the end of May, our daughter, Tammy-Li (aged 5), needed ten dollars for the “book fair” at her school. This set off a chain reaction of serpentine financial […]

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