Sometimes You Just Need a Laugh

Hey fellow heart parents!  Listen, we all know that life is tough with juggling our heart warriors’ needs, work, play, school, etc.  So this post isn’t meant at all to focus on those things…in fact, today’s post is to help us all remember to take a step back and smile and laugh a little bit in spite of some of the challenges in our life.  So let’s take a minute and think about the first time people (whether family, friends, or strangers) met your heart baby.  You know people are well-meaning but at times their responses are….well…a little interesting.  With that in mind I took the time to create something that I hope will make heart parents laugh just a little….behold: Heart….Parent….BINGO!



Unless you’re uber-sensitive, I’m hoping this little game at least makes you crack a smile.  Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t meant to offend the well-meaning, friendly people in our lives: God knows they’re trying their best.  But come on: we’ve all heard some of this stuff, right?

So as you go about your week and you run into people who tell you things like “Oh he’s better now, right?”, instead of sighing, you can think about your BINGO board and check one space off.  I’m a big believer that in spite of our difficulties there’s always a bright side.

Alright Heart Parents…who will win BINGO first this week?



About Chris Perez

My name is Chris aka HLHS Dad: I’m married with 3 sons. I love coffee and Yankees baseball. Be kind to one another.

Posted on October 13, 2014, in life and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Oh my goodness, these are so familiar! Great post, love it. I have a link-up for heart family posts that opens on 15th of each month on my blog if you’d like to share this there. Hope you don’t mind me mentioning that. Love this idea of heart parent bingo – definitely phrases many of us have heard there! I once also got told by a well-meaning parent that my daughter would ‘no doubt grow out of it as she got older’ :-S

    • Yes, please share! Sometimes those well-meaning comments just make you roll your eyes, don’t they? Hopefully the Bingo board will make some of us smile whenever we hear those things instead of becoming frustrated 🙂

  2. Haha!! I love this so much. Thanks for the laugh and looking on the bright side:). As a tetralogy of fallot parent I have had most of this (all except the beach and daycare).

  3. We used to joke that we should get t-shirts made with some of these 🙂 Plus, the standard doctor quote “every child is different”.

  4. HA. The “hole” one is funny. Thanks for the laugh..

  5. We should add “Will your other kids have it?”

  6. Terisa Brakefield

    Bingo Bingo Bingo all over the board!! Thanks for the smile Chris!!

  7. How about the one I get the most (as the parent of a child who may have a transplant in her future) “You never know what could happen with the wonders of modern medicine these days!”

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