April 13, 2010

Why a Mother Might be Late

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

So the annual 5 minutes for mom Ultimate Blog Party 2010 is going on, and I'm showing up fashionably late or shall I say mommy-of-two-toddlers-late: like this morning when just as I finished applying the lipgloss, grabbed my car keys and go to load up Toddler-girl only to find her naked! Gone was Mommy's selected polka-dot dress and matching tights; all was gone except the princess panties and plastic tiara. Now baby boy, he shot poop up his back, no, wait that was during dinner was well behaved, except that he chewed half the corner off a now soggy cardboard book and laughed while bitting my finger as I swiped it out of his mouth and shrieked. And yes, I enjoy commenting on how he likes to chomp because it validates the heck out of me as I look at those razor sharp teeth and think, this is the little pirranah darling that I nursed for 10 months--and he got his teeth early at 4! Now that's an accomplishment that means more to me than the five years I spent daily teaching 120 high school students. Grading an English paper = easy. Capturing nomadic poopies, evicting the potty treats, convincing the toddlers that NO, we should NOT lick the bathroom walls or color our face like an umpah lumpa when mommy's turned her head, now this is an accomplishment to be celebrated --even if it pays a large contribution to my chronic tardiness.

And that's what this blog is about. This isn't the candy-coated, life is bliss, I-have-it-all-together blog. This is the no-one-warned-me-life-was-going-to-get-this-crazy-spacing-my-kids-this-close-together-and-now-I-feel-like-I-have-twins-God-help-me-blog. The goal? Validating new moms that they are not alone in feeling challenged; honoring experienced moms in what they've already overcome; informing working daddies on what goes on all day long when Mommy is left alone; reminding grandparents of sacred memories IF you can call anything involving Mr. Poopie sacred that is. And yes, there will be more to come: giveaways (have one coming tomorrow), recipes, parenting tips, inspirational stories, mommy interviews, creative ideas, a lot of culture, and other fantastic surprises. Join me on this journey of experiencing motherhood as hard but ever so hilarious; unending but extremely entertaining; messy but oh so meaningful; And yes, knowing all that I do now, I wouldn't have it any other way.

If you're looking to be inspired read this or this

If your just here for a laugh see this or this or this

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll keep reading and if you really want to make my day, become a follower, facebook fan, and follow me on twitter. Please don't go without telling me something about you--like what usually makes you late? Or who do you blame when you're late? I'd offer to bribe you with a gummy treat as a reward, but I had to flush them today to join Mr. Poopie.

Oh, as for prizes, which you can see if you check out the ultimate blog party, I'll take the 3. US40- One winner will receive a 3 day 2 night stay from Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee, FL (less than 2 miles from Disney World) a value of $250.Provided by: Holiday Inn Main Gate OR the $100 dollar gift card to restaurants.com because Mommy and Daddy could use a good date nite. Now that's for investing in the marriage, which ultimately is investing in baby.

Posted by Laura


Stephanie Manner Wagner said...

Hi! I'm Stephanie from "And Twins make 5! - A Mommy Blog". Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!


Susan said...

Hi Laura! Just here for the party. Thanks so much for stopping at my blog for a visit. I love your blog and will be back again. I do not have little ones anymore but how I remember and ever more so when I take care of my grandchildren.

ericka @ alabaster cow said...

glad you made it the the ubp!! ava eats card board too. help me. lol :)

Cindy said...

Glad you joined!! Already a follower :)! Love your blog! Voting :)

Spoiled...but Not Rotten said...

HI! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is my first year in the party and am enjoying meeting so many new people! I am following you as well!

aimymichelle said...

hey fun blog i'm stopping through on the party and i became a follower check out my blog!

Cop Mama said...

What a beautiful blog! Nice to meet you :-)

Following you back!

Tiffany said...

Thank you for coming to my blog and becoming a follower. I love how real you are and honest about what your blog is about. I honestly can't wait to read more.
What makes me late? In the mornings, it's the kids. Maybe because I almost have to cattle prod them to keep them eating breakfast. The constant walking into the kitchen probably uses 20 minutes of my time.
No bribe required..lol. unless you're offering brownies.
PS. I'm following.

Cleo said...

Oh my...that post was too funny!
Am fashionably late myself...usually ALWAYS!
A firend nicknamed a quote after me, "Humpty Time" to signify that a person was going to be late. (Yes, am still friends with him and his family! LOL) "Humpty" is a spin-off of my surname that I'll keep to myself here in bloggerworld (security reasons only).
Your blog is BEAUTIFUL! Love the background design!
If you get a chance, hop on over to my UBP Party at:
God bless!

Bethany@ImperfectMom said...

Visiting from thr UPB to say hi! Someday, in the not to distant future, your little ones will be best buds-mine are 2.5 years apart, and are now inseparable!

Carrie Symes said...

Oh, I am so glad you had time to show up for the UBP, lol. I know just how you feel at times. Right now my 18 month old just loves stripping down to nothing and running around the house. I just love your blog!

The Mommy-Files said...

Hi there! Shannon from The Mommy-Files! It's great to meet you at the UBP! :) Thanks for stopping by :)

Elizabeth Koproski said...

Hi. I finally had a moment to goof around on blogs during naptime (theirs, not mine.) I enjoyed your blog and will check back often. Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Thanks for stopping by my page! I'll definitely be back to read more of your great kid stories!