Blended & Step Families Need Laughter and Humor in Life

Great Videos from John Cave Osborne and his Triplets! (born Sept. 07 to his blended family)

For more fun videos, check out John’s site Laughter Thought Media
Funny Mom Story

As I’m sure you can understand, the demands of 4 kids under age 10, operating a business where both parents work primarily from home and potty training make for incredibly busy days.  I have hundreds of stories, but when I sat down and thought about which one I have never before shared, I had one memory: Valentine’s Day 2008:

When you have young children, romantic Valentine dinners with your spouse often become the exception. Such was the case last year. My husband took me, 6 months pregnant with our 4th child, our potty-training daughter Hadley, and our two older children out to dinner at a busy restaurant. During the meal, our 2 year old announced that she had to go potty. Very excited that she seemed to be mastering this skill so early (she had just turned 2), I jumped at the chance to take her to the restroom. But when I saw the line of women at the bathroom, I regretted not having brought along a diaper. Luckily, women–particularly Mothers–are gracious. They let us cut ahead when they learned that we were “potty training.”

After Hadley finished her business, I was suddenly aware of my own “pregnant” bladder. It didn’t even occur to me that Hadley already had her mind set on heading to the sink to wash her hands. Just as I sat down on the toilet seat, voila’, Hadley opens the stall door, exposing me, in all my bare-from-the-waist-down pregnant glory, to a restroom packed with women. As if that weren’t enough, she turned to me and shouted “Mommy, GET OFF THE POTTY.” Again, I was saved by a gracious Mom who gasped at the sight of me, then pushed the stall door closed and stood against it until I was finished. When I finally emerged, the other women pretended not to have noticed the show they’d just witnessed, but the way they blushed and looked away to avoid eye contact with me said volumes. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed my little story!

Amy Fitch
@amyswiperite

Other Funny Quotes

Bio-mom tells my bonus kids (stepkids) that their baby sister is just their “half” sister.  I ask them, “Which half- the right or the left half? “Rising above” is the only way to get through it.  Have a great day! – Lisa (stepmom)

I figured out a way to stop my kid’s bad public behavior.  I sing opera music, very loudly.  I only had to do it once; now I just threaten to sing, and my kids stop.  It works great! Anne Perschel

We visited the county fair with my 3 year old half brother. We wanted to take him on all the fun rides and have a great day.  When we got on the Ferris Wheel, he asked, “Is this the wheel of death?”  I laughed and told him that, “No, everyone gets off at the end of the ride- see… it’s fun.” – Rebecca

Encouraging Marriage Quotes

Words from Twitter

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AmySwipeRite My kids have learned that 3 sets of grandparents makes for very exciting birthdays. You should see the gifts today.

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OpenAdoptionSol How cool is that? We’re so excited about the way our family has evolved…thrilled to help more people enjoy the same!

xanskinner Every blended family should make use of trusts & neutral Trustee in estate planning, even 4 small estates

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rickandlace“Love you child more then you despise your ex” was wonderful! Thank you for posting your thoughts and advice

johncaveosborne I’d be honored. Thanks for watching. my site is brand new, still tweaking, but blogs will be going up weekly. Link back 2 you OK?

johncaveosborne Our blended family added triplets in Sept of 07. SO glad I found you. I will visit your site often!

Funny Step Dad Quote

My young stepsons said to me, “Do you know what’s great about if our Dad were dead? We’d still have you!”

Their Dad is really a great guy with whom me and their mom have an excellent relationship. LOL.

Michael Ambrose, Mr. Custody Coach

More information about Blended Family Advice- the instruction manual for blended and step families.