Parenting Humor:

I was at an amusement park on a brutally hot day when I saw a father with 2 kids. “Who’s enjoying themselves most?” I asked cheerfully. “I am” said one. “I am” said the second. “No,” the father said “their mother is!”

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Are you sick of highly-paid teachers?

Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work nine or ten months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do — babysit!

We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That’s right. Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and planning — that equals 6-1/2 hours).

So each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day…maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.

LET’S SEE….

That’s $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).

What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6-1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

Wait a minute — there’s something wrong here! There sure is!

The average teacher’s salary (nationwide) is $50,000.

$50,000/180 days = $277.77 per day / 30 students = $9.25 / 6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student — a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!)

WHAT A DEAL!!!!

Make a teacher smile; repost this to show appreciation for all educators.

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Awesome Guide… But You Still Have to Do It!! LOLOLOL

91 Day De-Clutter Event is happening

Is stuff taking over your life? Is it hard to clean up easily with all the junk in your way? Now is the time to get rid of the clutter and take back your life!

In Ninety-One Days (or 13 weeks) we are going to go through every room in your home and CLEAR THE CLUTTER!!! This is the 2nd Annual 91 Day De-Clutter Event. And it is going to be even better than last year.

DO NOT over-think this. Just follow along. I am going to step you through the process just as I would a paying client. But you get my help for FREE.

And we will be done just before Thanksgiving. Can you imagine the holidays this year in a clutter-free home? That sounds like a pretty amazing gift to your family this year!

91 Day De-Clutter Event

The 91 Day De-Clutter Event starts next week —>

Here is what you need to know. (FAQs)

“When will the blog posts publish to guide me in this process?” Every Sunday evening I will post your assignment for the coming week on the blog. If you subscribe to my blog posts (see the form on the sidebar), you will receive an email link to the blog post on Monday morning.

“Some weeks I’m really just too busy.” Each week you will have two options for how you de-clutter that week, a Quick or Detailed option will be available. This is so you can participate no matter what your week is like or where you are at in your De-Clutter skills.

“I’m joining late, can I still join?” Don’t play the catch-up game, just keep up as best you can! You can join any time right in the middle. You can use these materials to guide you through de-cluttering at any time. Of course, there is magic in working with a community of people supporting each other.

“I don’t have all these rooms you list.” or “My rooms are different.” If you don’t have a play room or craft space or any of the above, work in the areas of your home that most closely align with these rooms. Maybe clean out your craft cupboard during that week or go through all of your kids toys during play room week. Use the focus areas to help you focus, even if different weeks all work in the same room.

“I love prizes! I’m motivated by rewards!” Prizes and how to enter will be announced at the end of our event. Participate and stay tuned!

“I want to blog about my experiences following along with the 91 Day De-Clutter.” If you are a blogger and choose to blog about your experiences, I would love to feature your posts. Please include a link to this challenge when you use 91 Day De-Clutter images.

“I feel like I’m just moving piles around.” If you clear clutter by moving it into a different place in the house, only move a pile to a room that you haven’t already De-Cluttered. Once you De-Clutter a space, try your best to keep it that way.

“What do I do with all of the stuff I’m getting rid of?” When possible, donate usable items. Sometimes just picturing how your item can help someone else might inspire you to stop letting it collect dust in your closet. Donating when things are still in fashion and working order is even better. Don’t wait years to prove to yourself that you *might* have needed it. Let someone use it now! If it is unusable, please recycle. And trash is just trash! I think you can tell the difference. And if you are dealing with guilt about filling a landfill somewhere, try to donate and recycle, but please also consider how your home is NOT a landfill. You deserve to live in a clean and happy home.

“Working 91 Days Straight will leave me burned out.” I agree. I recommend taking a day off every week. I publish the posts on Sunday evenings so that you can plan out your coming week as I do every Sunday night. I hope you’ll be able to take Sundays off and enjoy a day of rest and family time.

“Tell me more about the Quick and Detailed options.”
Quick - If you do a thorough de-clutter every year, it will get easier every time. Some rooms will stay better kept up than others. If you De-Clutter frequently or truly don’t have the time for the detailed approach, this quick approach might work for you.
Detailed - this is the best approach! Follow this method when possible!!

“I see there is a week for closets and storage. That is too much for one week.” I agree! I hope that each week you will include any closets within the focus area. During this week, we will do the closets and storage areas that aren’t included in other zones, like maybe coat closets and linen closets, and even attic space.

 “I like having a Printable to pin up and guide me along.” Lucky you, I’ve made one this year! Here are two options, the same except for coloring. Download these printables for easy reference.

91 Day De-Clutter Printable

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ER Visit… True Fun Time…

Well, they think he was having a Dystonic Reaction to his medication.  This happened before… not sure why?  Wondering if is an absorption issue.
When we first got there I was accused of giving my son the wrong medicine!  I was told the medications that you state he is on is not what is in the computer.  Seriously, they are trusting the computer?   So, I explained his medication list once again… the PA said… nope it does not say that he is on that!  LOLOL Well, it is wrong… LOLOL She then said… well, I guess, I will have to call his pediatrician… I said that would be fine… but his psychiatrist prescribes his meds… Oh, she said… I will look that up then… LOLOL… she said you are correct… about the medications they are all listed here!  Really??? I just laughed… then she said well, one of the problems is that he is not getting his medication correctly?  I said, Seriously, you want to go there?   LOLOLOL  So, I explained to this PA that I have 4 children with special needs and I may not be “the sharpest tool in the shed” but I know my children’s medications and the doses… LOLOL  So, I go over yet again his medications and the times that they are given… she then says… well, you are giving him too much… you are giving him 4 a day when he is only suppose to get 3 a day of the one medication… So, I explain… yes… he get 3 pills a day… just like it says in the computer… 1/2 at breakfast, 1/2 at noon and to tabs at bedtime… equals… 3 pills a day!!  She then gives me this strange look and leaves the room… the nurse comes in and says… I am so sorry you had to go through all that… I then explained that I understand that there are people out there that might not understand or even try to give the wrong medications… but… COME ON!!!
CT Scan came back ok… blood work came back ok… urine came back ok…so treating the reaction and stopping medication and sending us home!
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In the ER with Our Youngest Son…

Here in the ER with Our youngest son… Seizure activity happening… Prayers please!

Little Karl

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