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Mom: Well, men and women are just different, in a lot of ways …

Son: Yeah?  Like how?

Daughter: Women have periods.

Son: Well, men have exclamation points.  But mostly we have question marks. 


That boy just cracks me up.  😀

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son – have you seen those human Barbie people?  I was like, wow …

me – that’s nothing, have you seen the human Ken doll?  Totally creepy!

daughter – that’s literally plastic surgery, making themselves look like plastic dolls

son – yeah, I want to ask, can I spin your head around and squish it and pop it off?

me – *laughs* oh my gosh!

son – what?  I used to do that with V’s Barbies all the time!


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Mom: What kind of soap do you want me to make?

Daughter:  Orange scented flower shaped soap!

Son: Whatever you made last time is fine.

Mom: Last time I made you rain scented black soap.

Son: Yeah, that’s fine.

Mom:  You don’t want to try something new?  Like, pine scented green soap?

Son:  No, I’m good with what I have.

Daughter:  That means when you get out of the shower, you won’t smell like anything, you’ll just smell like you just got out of the shower, without BO. 

Son:  Perfect!  I don’t want to smell like a tree, anyway.

This is why feminine floral, fruity scents and flower molds dominate the homemade soap industry, lol. 

Really?! Again?!

She used to work here.  I called her my Sister from another mother, because we have the same Father … sorry, it’s a Believer thing.  🙂  She retired and moved away a few years ago.  She came back for a visit last week, the 2nd since she’s been gone.  I wanted to take her a gift.  I had one bar of yogurt soap left.  I was going to take her something else, I mean, it was my last bar!  But, I grabbed it anyway and gave it to her.

She called me today.  I was so surprised!  She’s never called me before.

She said, “I had to call you and tell you, because I just felt like the Lord wanted me to tell you, honey you need to start selling your soap!”

I about fell on the floor.

I told her about the recent conversation I had with S–.  “Our S–?!  From the office?  He talked to you about your soap?”

I told her what he’d said and that I’d been praying about it because I wasn’t sure if this was something I should pursue or not.

She replied, “Well then I guess you just got your confirmation!”

I wish there was some way I could convey the heaps of blessing she just piled on me.


We were chatting about soaping, he had several questions, and then he asked, “So, you say you’d like to make this a business, what’s keeping you from making it a business?”

I kind of laughed.  “Well, you’ve seen my place!  Space, really, at the heart of it.  I just don’t have the room.  I could make soap all day long, but without a place to store it for drying, I just don’t know how I could make this more than a hobby.”

He replied, “What if I could get you the space?”


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This Soaper’s Life

Husband scrounging through cupboards looking for something to eat: Oh!  Coconut milk!  What kind of deliciousness are you going to make with that?!

Wife: I found this great recipe for soap I want to try!

Husband: Soap?!  Seriously?  *dejected sigh*



Overheard – Kids, talking about Destiny video game characters:

Brother: So Toland the Shattered-

Sister: Wait, why is he Toland the Shat Heard?-

Both pause as mom about splits her guts laughing.

Sister: What?  What did I say?  Why is mom laughing so hard?

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Mom: *Grumbling about the recently discovered virus on her computer.  Grumble, grumble. GRUMBLE.*

Daughter:  Is the plural for virus “virii” or “viruses”?

Mom:  I think both are used, but I think “virii” is the more correct form.*

Son: I want to make it so the plural for squid is “squad.”


*Mom was wrong, it is in fact viruses.

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