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Post from Wifegrit — The Things a Parent Will Do

By Wifegrit

When I think back to B.K., (before kids), I remember thinking “I will never do that!” as I watched parents, for example, drag their kid out of a store. Then I became a parent. And I now understand and have sympathy for many of those ridiculous situations. In other words, I have been there and I have done that.

As a parent, the situations you can find yourself in, and how you react is sometimes unpredictable. And hilarious…

Yes, I have left a cart of groceries in the store because of an explosive diaper.

Yes, I have laid my baby to sleep in his crib, jumped to the floor and crawled out of the room, and crawled back in to check on him. (This was with my first child.)

Yes, I have crawled out a window, onto the roof of our house to retrieve a “blown away” Pok√©mon card.

Yes, I have worn a robe in the car to drop off my child at school so we wouldn’t be late.

Yes, we have driven around the beltline for 2 hours to put a child to sleep.

Yes, I have eaten hidden chocolate in my closet. (“What’s that in your mouth mom?” “Ah, oh..nothing.”)

Yes, I have been in the bathroom as my child dialed 911. “Look what we learned in school today!”

Now it is your turn. I would love for you to share your funny stories.

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Post from Wifegrit — Junk Mail

By Wifegrit

Junk emails drive me crazy. I have an Outlook folder for them, so when I receive a junk email most automatically go into the junk folder. But some still get through the filter.

Emails such as Belly Fat Blast, Real Estate Investing, Overstock Auction, Backtoschool (Grant funding maybe available!), Affordable health rates, Pimsleur Approach (Learn a language in 10 short days!) The Spacebag ( Buy 1 get 2 sets free).

And I wonder do people fall for these? Do they actually purchase these products?

The worst type are the scammers. People must fall for these emails, even with their abysmal spelling and poor grammar.

Here is one I just receive from a Maj. Kevin Cochie:

Hello,

We have some funds to move out of the middle east. With 30% gurrantte out for you. Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where the funds can be sent to.If you are interested i will furnish you with more details”

Sincerely,

U.S. Army Maj. Kevin Cochie

Like the military needs me to move funds. Again I wonder who believes this? These types of emails make me so mad. Such a scam, and so hard to trace these criminals.

Last summer we were trying to sale Bullgrit’s father’s car. I posted it on Craig’s List. I have sold many items on Craig’s List and have never before had a problem. I received a response to our ad from someone that was “working” for the UN and really, really wanted the car but they were out of the country, blah blah blah. He needed me to send him money so he could buy our car? Really?

You have to be so careful and smart and if it is too good to be true, it is.

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Post from Wifegrit – Lost Fathers

By Wifegrit

We lost my father-in-law a year ago to cancer. He lead a very courageous fight. He never give up hope or his faith. He had a wonderful sense of humor. I don’t think I ever saw him mad. Yeah, he was a great man.

His wife and his sister were by his side throughout the whole ordeal. And we are talking over a year of chemo, several major surgeries and 55 days at a major hospital in and out of ICU followed by a stay in a rehab facility.

It hasn’t been an easy year. Holidays and birthdays are sad. He used to call me every year on my birthday and sing “Happy Birthday.” If I wasn’t home, he would leave it on my answering machine. I really miss that. And our boys miss their granddaddy.

We lost my husband’s step-dad in 2007. My husband often stated he was lucky to have 2 dads. His step-dad was also a wonderful, caring man. He loved his family and really enjoyed having all of us together. (All of us would be about 20 people for holidays.) Still not over losing him. His wife, my mother-in-law is such a special person to my family. It was been so hard watching her grief, but she has been so brave and we love her so much.

Nothing is ever the same after you lose a loved one. The pain lingers. Visits, holidays, birthdays. Life changes. After a while you adjust to the new routine and change with it. But sometimes you step back and think to yourself how it would be if your family member was still alive.

I am no stranger to loss: my dad passed away, when I was 23 yrs old, to cancer. You never stop missing.

Yes, you move on. New memories are made, and we smile and laugh. I am sure Bullgrit’s dad, step-dad, and my dad are proud of all of us. And it is a comfort knowing we have so many angels looking after us and our boys.

On a side note: My husband was the executor of his dad’s Estate. When the Clerk of Court tells you “You don’t need a lawyer, you can do this without one.” Of course the Clerk of Court could do it on their own, they understand and know what to do. It is their job! But the average person does not. Do not listen, go hire a lawyer! It will save you a ton of time and headaches. When you have young kids, work full time, have a wife that works weekends and trying to start your own business, time is everything.

Hug your family and have a great day.

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Post from Wifegrit – Our Goal

By Wifegrit

My husband, Bullgrit, started this blog in 2007. He started the blog as a creative outlet, as a hobby.

He has a degree in English and is a writer/editor for his full time job but he doesn’t always get a chance to do creative writing.

Last year he added his t-shirt designs/store to his blog. Now his goal is to make this his full time job and work out of our home. Selling his tee shirt designs and writing his blog is his dream job. His tee shirts are hilarious and he gets positive comments every time he wears them. Yes, people actually stop him and comment on his tee-shirts. At the grocery store, Target, the airport, even at Walt Disney World and The Great Wolf Lodge. It is so much fun to see people’s reactions and hear their comments!

But I don’t hear all of them. When we are out together, I often miss the comments. Yes, I have heard some, but between dealing with the boys and shopping, I miss others. I miss enough that it has become a running joke with us that he claims he only gets comments when I step away from him for a moment.

So the next step into turning this into a successful business is to start marketing the website/shirts . You can have the coolest product in the world, but if no one knows about it, you can’t sell it.

He is working with a great, local company, Triangle Direct Media, for guidance and advice. Because we have no clue about marketing.

Starting your own company is not an easy task. It takes so much time and effort. It is a huge commitment. Bullgrit comes home from his full time job, spends some time with us, then goes to his home office and works on his website. He also spends time on the weekend working. He really, really enjoys designing t shirt slogans and writing his blog. He loves it. I am confident all his hard work will pay off in the long run for our family.

Why are you reading my thoughts and not his? I am trying to give Bullgrit more time to work on getting this business up and running.

I want to thank you for reading and following my husband’s website. And taking time to read my thoughts.

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