Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lump of coal for Mother's Day?

I am a good mother...

My kids always eat healthy:

They're well groomed when we go to the store
(both in hair and shoes):

I provide only wholesome, educational entertainment:

I take pride when they follow my example:

I always provide adequate supervision:


Their chores are age appropriate:

I only provide well put together outfits:


They always have the best birthday cakes:


I would never make my sick child go to a party because I spent 500,000 hours making costumes:

I stay well rested so I can give the kids the energy and attenetion they need:

And the house is always spotless:

And that is why I was given a couple of lumps of coal for Mother's Day
(although they went through a few million years of pressure before I got them):

Happy Mother's Day!


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42 comments:

  1. You are such a lucky Momma! You must be doing something right.

    Love the birthday cake. That cracked me up.

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  2. Nice bling! Thanks for showing off a few of your real mommy moments, makes the rest of us feel less badly about how perfect you are at everything.

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  3. Ka Ching! I love your photos!

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  4. I love all those pictures ! Hilarious! Those are pretty lumps of coal! Happy Mothers Day!

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  5. You deserve those! Happy mother's day!

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  6. You are so clever and those are fabulous well-deserved lumps of coal! I'll be smiling all day about your post.

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  7. p.s. I also have to add that I'm so impressed by how many photos you have of all your kids. Most moms stop taking them after the first.

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  8. I'm laughing at your wonderful honesty!
    Love it!!
    You so deserve diamonds...heaps and piles of them!

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  9. ooooo, fancy. You are a great mother. Happy Mother's Day.

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  10. Yep. You totally deserved that coal, girl!

    Happy Mother's Day!

    The cake is the best thing I've seen in a long time, by the way. I loved it.

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  11. Well thanks everyone! The truth is what it is, isn't it? I hope your days were great, too.

    @Cheryl- I take more photos now than with my first (thank you digital camera age).

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  12. So, the blue tile background, is that the bathroom at your house? Are you in there taking pictures and screaming SERENITY NOW?? Hehehe.

    Nice ice by the way. :)

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  13. Really cute post! C. and I enjoyed the pics!! You are too funny... at the multi-stake women's conference, one speaker said "every year I just keep missing out on the mother of the year award!" I cracked up!

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  14. That was a great post. Sweet and funny at the same time. Glad you got your coal!

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  15. Love your kids, love their mother.

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  16. hahahahaha!

    And you had me tears too.

    Thanks for the reminder that even the best of us fall short of being the moms we would like to be...and that's okay.

    P.S. Seven suckers! Wow. Loved the underwear tag hanging out too.

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  17. Suh-weet!! Your husband must know that ice always makes for a great gift. : )

    P.S. He also knows that you are an awesome momma!

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  18. You are my kind of mother! I think I deserve a couple of lumps of coal too because I am loving your's! :)

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  19. Ha ha ha!!!! That was the best ever!!!

    Love your lump of coal!!

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  20. HILarious. Absolutely LOVE the pictures and all the love, I can feel the love. You never disappoint when I am looking to be entertained and reminded why I love being a Mom. Gotta love the bling too. And we're supposed to deduce that we ourselves will be something like unto a diamond after all these years of severe pressure and stress too, right?

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  21. I laughed all the way through this. The funniest was that I started reading it in my reader and thought "she can't be serious!" so I clicked over, and sure enough, it's lots funnier with pictures.

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  22. Oh my goodness. This post is priceless. As is motherhood and your gift :)

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  23. Thanks again, everyone.

    @ Atomic Mom- it is the only place in the house with good enough lighting once the sun goes down, so yes, that is my blue, 30 years since it had a makeover, bathroom.

    @Mary- He got the suckers as a reward for sleeping in his bed for a week. Ate the whole bag in one day.

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  24. By the way, I had a picture of Ethan in my list, I just realized I somehow didn't put it in. Looks like someone deserves his own post to make up for that oversight!!

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  25. All around FANTASTIC. I mean really. You are an amazing woman and I hope I get to meet you one day. And you better be sportin' those lumps of coal!

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  26. Oh my holy hilarious... so glad I took my sister's advice and visited your blog. Love this post, and the last one too.

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  27. Goodness! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pictorial. Perfect. Remember, you are the perfect mom for you kids. Happy belated Mother's Day to you!

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  28. Looks to me like you're the best kind of mother there is: a NORMAL one.

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  29. I'm still laughing so hard...hold on and I'll come up with something decent to say. Love the real-ness of the whole thing. That cake definitely rocks! And, I'm so happy for your lumps of coal. So pretty. (can we also talk about your windows? gorgeous.)

    YOUR KIDS ARE BEAUTIFUL!

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  30. Every girl needs diamond studs - mainly because then you never have to think about what earrings to put on each day! Just put those on!

    Love the pictures, especially your son mimicking your makeup, right?
    :)

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  31. You are such a hoot. Love the honesty!

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  32. awesome earrings! Love the first pic of Matthew classic!

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  33. You gotta love it when they walk in with paint around their mouths.

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  34. I follow all those creeds too. To a tee, unfortunately. Totally worth the coal earrings.

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  35. Gabrielle Valentine5/13/10, 10:15 PM

    I have come back to this many times this week in my google reader. You have such a way with writing about kids where it's so funny yet endearing and I can always relate! You could totally write a book.

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  36. How did you hack my photo album?

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  37. It's nice to know my parenting style isn't completely unique. Lots of other real mom's out there!

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  38. Oh, Charlotte, you kill me! I love you for lots of reasons, but most of all, because you're so real. Happy Mother's Day!

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  39. That is my kind of coal. I got a magic bullet... which is just like diamonds only not at all.

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  40. That first picture is AWESOME. I mean really, how did he do that?! Love the rest the post too. :)

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