Category: The Randomness is Real

The Parenting Nightmare: You Are Not Alone

Everyone’s children have those moments. You know them. The ones that make you want to hide under a table, and wait for the day to just be over. Those moments when you need to step outside to just scream at the sky for about an hour. You are not alone in your journey. There are other parents out there just like you! They have the same stresses. They have those same moments. I asked a few parent’s to tell me what would they describe as their most notable “moment” would be. I wanted to know their tantrums, their messes, their sudden, unexpected outbursts. The following is what some of those parents replied.   The WTF Moment One of my little superheroes has earned himself a nickname at our local children’s hospital – so far this year we are up to 3 visits to the Accident and Emergency Department. This year, L’s injuries include: He managed, somehow, to get a padded toilet seat stuck around his neck. Why he stuck it over his head, we will never know. It was removed with garden shears. He stuck a sultana up his nose. We removed the said sultana while he was asleep. And...

Top 5 Most Embarrassing and Funny Moments During the Mission to El Salvador

If you missed the previous posts check here: Our Journey Begins Free Medical Clinic for a Nation in Crisis Bringing Light Back into the Eyes of Children Feeding the Hungry The mission trip to El Salvador has come to a close. With a heavy heart, but uplifted soul, the team said their goodbyes. We are officially state-side again trying to return to our daily routines, but looking faithfully forward to next year’s trip. I’d like to close this year’s series with a look into the personalities of our team. What better way than bringing up the funny, most embarrassing moments we had? Let’s take a look at our blooper reels.  Vote for Me – The group was tired, and stuck on the bus for another 2 hours after having a long service in San Salvador in a particular unsafe neighborhood. Our Pastor, maybe unintentionally,  providing an outlet to uplift our mood, and make the ride back to our hotel a more enjoyable experience. He began a campaign to become the president of the whole country. Our translator was promoted to the Speaker de Casa. Everyone else was given their own jobs as well. With his wife as his Hillary, I...

Bonsai and Botany – A Calm Mind in a Tumultuous Time

This has been an extremely stressful week financially and emotionally. The wife and I will be leaving the country in a few days for a missions trip in El Salvador. While there we will be participating in a free medical clinic, feeding the homeless, and offering supplies to school aged children among other things. But the trip has been financially draining this year. The wife is concerned about next month’s bills, and how we are going to make it. The obvious answer is to not go on the trip; however, this is something we are both deeply passionate about. So, the stress level is on the rise! Today, I will be writing about one of the ways I like to de-stress. Many people don’t know this about me because I am a techy nerd, but I really enjoy seeing the outdoors. I’m not an outdoorsy kind of person, but I do deeply enjoy the sights, and could hang out in nature all day listening to the birds sing and the clouds go by… with my cell phone close by of course. Because of this, I have taken an amateurish love for both the art of Bonsai and Botany. Bonsai –...

So Lame that It’s Funny!

Today’s blog is going to be nontraditional to say the very least. This has been a rough week, there’s been multiple tragedies and transitions surrounding me and my heart is overwhelmed. So with the inability to function properly enough to write a blog, I decided I would spread cheer. With the permission of some pretty amazing friends I have decided to share some snapchats. I mean who doesn’t like snapchat filters? Add a few quirky ridiculous jokes and you have something hilarious! If you smiled, chuckled or even spit your tea out. Good, you needed that. We all need that. Laughter is medicine for the soul. Now, hug your family, smile more often, love big, and drink a cup of coffee. Because life is to short to do anything else!    

Apparently I Am Now Offering a Public Service

I finally did it. After a couple weeks of debating, I joined Google Adsense. After decades of being annoyed by ads on webpages, and trying my best to avoid spam of all sorts, there are now ads on this blog. This saddened me greatly. After refreshing my page to see how much damage was caused, I saw batteries for sale. Batteries?! Google Adsense promised ads that were relevant to the posts. So, I spent time skipping all our entries. No batteries. No electronics. No Energizer bunny telling me to just keep swimming (I may be mixing slogans.) I came back later via mobile. It asked me if I have trouble caring for my aunt, if my wife was cheating on me, and if I wanted to cheat my credit score. Then, if that wasn’t bad enough, it left me an ad for slot machines to wallow in my despair after I find out my wife has a body builder guy named Jacque on the side. Thank you Google Adsense for ruining my marriage and giving me a new addiction. That being said, a friend of mine, Author of Drop in the Bucket, said I just need to learn how to...

I Met a Rockstar at Taco Bell… But He Didn’t Turn a Chair…

Headphones have been around for a very long time now. In case you are unaware, the purpose of headphones is to keep whatever noise that is coming from your digital device locked away safely inside your ears as to not allow or not bother the outside world with hearing it. Today, that purpose was made void. The children were famished. The wife was withering away. We needed a nice, wholesome family meal to fill our tummies, and return us to proper health. So we went to my wife’s favorite restaurant, Taco Bell. It has all the necessary food groups. (Grease, Fat, Soda, and Salt: Makes a body good.) Upon our arrival, an employee was emptying trash bins along the parking lot. Said employee had a pair of headphones in. Opening our doors brought on hoots and hollers from my children in the back. I may have tapped my foot a tiny bit. (Ashlee thinks I was doing a Broadway dance performance.. but she exaggerates.) The young man was singing as loud as he could in a very soprano voice. I believe the other vehicles housed Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefan, and Alicia Keys , but they were not turning their chairs...

I Asked My Friend to Send Diarrhea

I have a friend at @allyyymarie on Twitter and allyson393 on Instagram who always has a lot to say. Her favorite venue is snapchat, but you can find her on twitter and instagram as well. Be sure to watch. Laugh as hard as I did. And show her some love. With enough love, she may just pay us another visit!     Follow my blog with Bloglovin