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Encouraging Heroes. You can be one too.

I know I had at least two very hilarious stories this week that I wanted to share, but neither one is coming to mind now. After wracking my brain for hours, I give up! I must be getting old or something. 🙂 I do have a smile to share: last night the older boys went to their very first bona fide concert with their friends. They got home just before midnight chattering like magpies. Because it was so late, we listened to one or two tales and then sent them to bed. I wonder what they’ll tell me today about their night.

When they were first born, Hubby and I lived in a mobile home park. The boys’ room looked out onto the street. The windows were low enough that once the boys were walking, they could look outside for themselves. I was very surprised to learn that my neighbor had struck up a waving friendship with them at the tender age of 16 months. They were already doing something without me. And now this: going to a concert that I couldn’t attend. That same thought ran through my mind when I dropped them off yesterday. Who authorized them to grow up like this? I want names, people!

Self-promotional plug: I now have a fan page on Facebook! Would you be willing to become a fan? The three of us that are over there now (and yes I drafted family members to get that many) are a little lonely.

Moving on…we have 8 submissions for this week’s Fun For Your Friday blog carnival! Enjoy.

angelicbaby presents Masterpiece or Ad? Take our Test! posted at Online Colleges.net.

swagat presents That is beyond me.. posted at Its all in here.

Andrew Hall presents One Man’s War Against The Brithday Industrial Complex posted at Laughing In Purgatory, saying, “A post about my wrestling as a Dad with consumerism.”

Zhu presents Chinglish posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Do you speak Chinglish?”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Parental Proposal posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Digerati Life presents 15 Cleverly Cheap Ways To Watch Your Hygiene posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “How to keep your kids and yourself clean! :)”

Cheryl Ragsdale presents Tough Guy Challenge Prep – Hayley and friends Week 2 posted at That Girl is Funny, saying, “Just when I thought I’d found the perfect “test run” for Hayley as she prepares for her upcoming journey through the Tough Guy Challenge’s 8 mile obstacle course, I was disappointed to discover that the 2010 Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event is cancelled. With steep slopes and muddy people running madly after an 8lb cheese roll, Hayley could have tested her mettle to see how far she’s come in her cardio – get fit program. Here’s more info on the event that’s been cancelled, in case one of you wants to go next year.”

Walter J. Shumate presents The Shreveport Toddler Tumbling Society posted at WalterShumate.net, saying, “Toddlers are the strongest people on the planet. I’m pretty sure mine will bench-press semis by next month.”

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