Can You Fix Anything With Healing Hugs and Duct Tape?

If you asked me a week ago, I would’ve laughed at the thought, but now I’m a firm believer that healing hugs and duct tape can fix virtually anything; emphasis on virtually. Just ask Grumpy Cat…

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Avery gave a tutorial on How to Heal a Dump Truck the other day which included a heavy dosing of hugs and duct tape bandaids. Her patient was a yellow dump truck we’ve seen parked in the spot for almost two weeks. The very back corner of our neighborhood’s new phase in development, aka Phase 3 Construction Site.

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Almost every day, we’ll walk through the construction site to see the busy skid-steers (like Bobcats), excavators, cement mixers, ditch diggers, concrete pump trucks, and sometimes, on rare occasions, a big bulldozer!

Looking up at Bulldozer

Bulldozers are a real treat, so we take advantage by performing super scooper squats, naturally.

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And, as long as the coast is clear and it’s not in use, there’s no harm in climbing up to sit in the driver’s sit for a minute. Even Daddy likes to pretend he’s controlling the big machine.

Bulldozer selfie with Daddy

Fortunately, the giant bulldozer was in good shape, so no healing hugs or duct tape bandaids were needed. But, as I was saying before, this seemingly stalled sick yellow dump truck needed our help. We’d go out on our daily walk to give the dump truck hugs and duct tape where he needed it most.

Duct Tape Bandaid Strip for Dump Truck

I managed the duct tape, Avery let me know where to put it.

Dump Truck Light Boo Boo

Together, we did our best at trying to heal the poor old yellow dump truck.

Pointing to Fixed Dump Truck Light Boo Boo
Nice placement, daddy!

As days passed and still no signs of improvement from our treatment regimen, we feared it was a lost cause. But then, just the other day, Going Mom said she was pretty sure she saw the yellow dump truck drive by our house. With determination and the need to see for ourselves, Avery and I made the trek to see if dump truck really left from his permanent parking spot.

Then, on our way to the site, yellow dump truck drove right by us! He was going back into the Phase 3 Construction Site, so we eagerly followed to track him down to confirm our healing hugs and duct tape did the trick. We found him at a dump truck dump site looking much better. Avery had to sit in her healed patient, so I asked the mostly spanish speaking driver if she could sit in side. He happily agreed to let her in.

Sitting in Yellow Dump Truck

You’ve never seen a kid so happy to sit in an old truck with something that barely passes as a seat. For full pretend driving effect, I had to shut the door. The smiles only increased.

Staring out window of yellow dump truck

Our little girl is quite proud of her healing hug power and duct tape placement skills. Now we’ll be on the lookout for other ailing construction trucks as we wander around the new development. If something as big as a dump truck can be fixed with hugs and duct tape, I am now convinced almost anything can be. Again, note that I said almost

Duct Tape Can't Fix Stupid Meme

Effects of Medical Marijuana on Cancer?

The latest and greatest news that has come to light on medical marijuana and the effects that it has on cancer are some of the best. Not only can the user provide themselves with many benefits using this product, but they’re also able to enjoy more out of their life with the use of it, as well. Here are just some of the benefits that come from medical marijuana treatment plans and how they affect the patient using it.

Effects of a Medical Marijuana Plan

Those with cancer have found that the plan has allowed them to gain an appetite which was not present before. This allows them to put on more weight, while essentially looking and feeling healthier than they have. Another great benefit is that their sickness is decreased. When before they were not able to hold anything down, they not only have a great appetite, but can hold it all down when it comes to enjoying the food.

Some of the other benefits that the users have found is that they have reduced anxiety. This allows them to enjoy even more activities that they were once not able to enjoy. Additionally, getting enough sleep is also something that can be done after smoking or eating edibles that have medical marijuana. Sleep provides them with a chance to heal their bodies, reducing the symptoms that they’d normally feel. Relaxation is also key and through the use of the organic medical marijuana plant, they can feel much more at ease and relaxed to provide their bodies with down time.

With so many benefits that come from the use of medical marijuana, using it more often is something that should be done. However, it currently does not have enough backing or studies to prove its effects on cancer patients.

For the medical marijuana delivery service in the Marina Del Rey area, visit for more.

How to Heal A Dump Truck

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Hi-ya, Avery here! I’m just checking out the playground scene before heading over to my new friend, Yellow Dump Truck. I don’t know if goes by any other name, but he does have three big letters, GMC, on the front.

He’s been sitting in the same far corner of our neighborhood’s new development, we call it the Phase 3 Construction Site, where I explore all of the work trucks and workers building roads and homes. At first Daddy and I thought he was just resting, but after over a week of sitting around, it became obvious something was wrong.

After watching plenty of Bob the Builder and The Adventures of Chuck and Friends, I feel confident in the practice of dump truck healing. First things first, show plenty of love in the form of dump truck hugs.

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Rounded areas work best to get wrap your arms around for maximum healing hugging power. I suggest the fenders to start, then move around to the bumper, front or back will do.

Dump Truck Bumper Hug

If you’re wondering if kissing helps the healing process, maybe, but I wouldn’t recommend it…….trust……me. Once you’ve used the power of love, it’s time for bandaids. Not just any bandaids, dump truck bandaids.

Duct Tape for Yellow Dump Truck


Those little flexi-strips we put on our fingers do nothing for massive dump trucks, they need heavy-duty bandages. Duct tape makes the perfect dump truck bandaid! Finding where your dump truck friend needs his or her bandage most can be difficult.

The best bet is to start where you see discoloration/missing pain as this typically indicates frequently used areas. Take, for instance, the step used for drivers to climb up and inside. Just look at all of the missing yellow paint. Even this big duct tape bandage pales in comparison to the size of his step boo-boo.

Applying Duct Tape Bandaid

It’s not much, but it’s a start. There, all patched and ready to let the healing begin.


Duct Tape Bandaid for Dump Truck

After the initial healing hugs and duct tape bandaids, it’s best to give it a day to see how your dump truck responds to the treatment. In the meantime, go for a walk, play on the playground, catch Pokemon, or swim, as I’m obviously ready to do.

The next day, return to the ailing dump truck to see if there are any signs of improvement. Right away, I could see Yellow Dump Truck was not feeling better. Just look at his hanging light!

Dump Truck Light Boo Boo

I think you know what we need to do here….

Duct Tape Bandaid Strip for Dump Truck

…..more duct tape! Just reposition the light and apply the bandage.

Fixed Dump Truck Light Boo Boo

Much better, I could sense a boost in the dump truck’s health after fixing his loose light.

Pointing to Fixed Dump Truck Light Boo Boo

Your dump truck is unique, so make sure to check him/her all over for specific spots that need duct tape bandaids. And, since you can never give too many hugs, finish off with another big dump truck hug.

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Make sure to check back on your dump truck frequently to see if they are feeling better. Hopefully my Yellow Dump Truck will be back at it hauling dirt and rock soon. Until then, I’ll heed my own advice and check on him as we explore the Phase 3 Construction Site.

For the times you can’t make it out, I suggest making friends with other construction vehicles like cement mixers, skid-steers, and excavators. I’ve enlisted my mini-excavator friend to watch over Yellow Dump Truck while I’m away. They’ve become good friends, and I enjoy hanging with them both. That’s it for now, just healing hugs and duct tape along with the help of other work trucks should be all you need to heal an ailing work truck. I’m off to pretend drive this excavator, so goodbye for now!

Waving in Bobcat Excavator

Post Nap Time Selfie for the Win: #MySundayPhoto

Nap time is becoming less and less about napping, and more about playing in her room for an hour while Daddy gets a little bit of quiet time. Well, besides listening to her read books and sing the theme songs to Bob the Builder or Super Why as if she were trying to be heard over the noise at a live concert.

Lucky for her, she’s the cutest little girl I know and love. She usually tires enough to get a short nap on her big girl Naturepedic bed before it’s time to wake up. You never know what kind of mood she’ll be in, but I happened to catch her in a good one the other day which called for a daddy-daughter selfie.

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Sometimes you just have to try something new to get your kid to smile when they first wake up. Sticking a phone in their face to take a picture probably isn’t the best choice, but laying next to them to take a picture together makes all the difference. We’ll see how long that lasts…..

As always, big thanks to Darren and his never dull #MySundayPhoto linkup. Check out his blog full of beautiful pics and join in on the #MySundayPhoto action!


Random Pinterest Puns

Pinterest puns are awesome. Even if they suck, they’re still awesome. As a lover of puns, I did the dirty work and sorted through the crap (maybe) to find some of the better puns on Pinterest.

As a warmup, let’s start with something light

1.Match Pinterest Puns

2.Goose Bumps Puns

3.Math Problems_Magazine Issues_Puns

4.Recreational Drugs Puns

5.Fault Puns

6.Coffee Mugged Pun

7.Complex Carbohydrates Pun

8.AA Battery puns

9.Plain Tie Pun

10.Seal Broken Pun

Posts like these are perfect to read over when you’re having a difficult day or simply want to laugh/groan. Hope you enjoyed!

I'm a health conscious stay-at-home dad looking for products that keep us fit, happy, and healthy. Follow along as I share our experience and discoveries with my daughter as a side-kick.

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