Author Archives: ParentingIsFunny

About ParentingIsFunny

Wife and mother of three beautiful little girls. Although they sometimes make me want to cry, I find that laughing is much more fulfilling. Hence, my blog. Enjoy!

You know you spend a lot of time on the computer when…


you hold up some empty envelopes from the mail and ask your husband, “Can I delete these?”

He just looked at me and said, “If by ‘delete’ you mean ‘throw out,’ then, yes, you can delete them.”

I cracked up at myself, but really, how sad is that?

What’s worse is it’s spreading to our children. Read the rest of this entry



You know how people have different ways of expressing that they didn’t hear something you said? There’s the classic, “What?” the “Pardon?” and the “Come again?”

Apparently in Texas they have their own expression for this situation.

I was in the Dallas airport, ordering food, and the woman taking my order said something I didn’t understand. This resulted in an overly lengthy, somewhat comedic exchange.

I said, “What?”

She said her thing again.

I still didn’t catch it. Whatever she said made no sense in my brain. And her bit of accent wasn’t helping either of us. I was forced to say, yet again, “What?” Read the rest of this entry

Ah, the silliness in this home


Here are a few scattered stories I’ve been saving up.

The kids have an inflatable globe for school. I walked into the bathroom and found it on the floor. I picked it up and handed it back to them saying, “When I go to the bathroom, I don’t want the whole world watching.”

Can you guess where we live? The girls have made it easier to identify their home planet. I mean country.

Can you guess where we live? The girls have made it easier to identify their home planet. I mean country.

And for my readers from the land down under, here's what the world looks like to you.

And for my readers from the land down under, here’s what the world looks like for you.

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A good night for take out


Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with a toddler can appreciate the joy that a few minutes of privacy can bring. Toddlers are with you always, with an endless stream of questions, many of which have obvious answers and didn’t need to be asked in the first place.

I had one of those days with my son, so when I went to the bathroom, I locked the door. I just wanted to tinkle in peace. But no sooner had I sat down when I heard the familiar: “Mommy, where are you?” followed by my son’s desperate attempt to open the door. I was so frustrated I couldn’t stand it. So when my son asked, “What you doing?” I replied,  Read the rest of this entry

Keeping your marriage a happy one


Today I’m doing something new by sharing with you a post by a woman who interviewed me a while back. She made up a great infographic under the title 8 Scientific Ways to Improve Your Marriage Today. Since I’m obviously a proponent of happy marriages (See 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage), I was happy to post her article here.

Tell me your thoughts in the comments. Do you agree with her eight? Are there others you would add?

From Elizabeth Davis:

As time goes by, we tend to get stuck in our everyday lives, take our spouses for granted, and stop investing in our marriage. But here’s the thing: marriages are not static, things change. It’s on you to decide whether you’d like this change to be towards a happier, more fulfilling relationship with your spouse.

The following infographic from Relationships Advice shows you 8 great tips you can start doing today to improve your marriage. Read the rest of this entry

Movie theater etiquette–this guy didn’t have it


Saturday night a friend and I went to the movies. I won’t say which movie it was, but I can tell you that watching it without distraction was an impossible mission.

For one thing, this obnoxious man sat in the seat right next to me. The theater wasn’t that full, and I’m not that cute, even in a darkened room. What happened to the leave-a-seat-between-strangers rule?

On the other side of him was a middle-school aged boy, whom I assume was his son. THREE times during the movie, he asked his son if he was enjoying the movie. If I’d been that kid, I would have said, “Well, I’d like it more if you’d let me watch it!”

Mind you, he turned away from me to speak to his son, yet I could hear him clearly. Why?

Because he spoke at full volume! In a theater!

“Wow! A movie theater! I’ve only heard about these. Isn’t this amazing? Can everyone hear me? You in the front? Great! What about the back row? Yes? Okay!”

Then he would make random comments for everyone to hear, and not even helpful insightful ones. Read the rest of this entry