A mother’s day contest: Why I deserve mother of the year

May 10, 2006

imageI’ve been meaning to do this for some time now. I think it’s only fitting to run this contest the week of Mother’s Day. Since, you know, we all rock the mom-hood and all, it’ll be some tough competition.** (see contest rules and details below)

Let’s see if you can top THIS shiznit:

I walked in and found my toddler eating my Celexa. Can you see it? Walking in and finding your toddler saying, “MMmmMMMMmm” with about forty pink pills on the floor around her? I felt like SUCH a winner after I fished out a half a pill and some powder. As it turns out, she didn’t actually get too much, but she *was* a little more pleasant that day.

I’d include more of these types of stories except I’m currently ignoring her so I can say what a great mom I am. Look! She fell off *another* chair! Look! She’s now taking off her diaper! Look! She’s pooping on the carpet (again). Obviously, I win hands down, but let’s see what y’all have.

Feel free to write up why you should be the best mommy of the year on your blog. Then, send a trackback*** (a whoback? a whatchamacallit?) to or leave a comment with a link to your post. It’ll be fun! Spread the joy! Wheeee!!!


  1. I have a post from awhile back, does that count or does it need to be new?

    By erika on 2006 05 10

  2. I have road rage. This afternoon, on the way home, a teenager in a big black truck pulled out right in front of me for no apparent reason, forcing me to slam on my brakes. I laid on my horn and gave him the ‘Hawaiian good luck sign’ out of the window.
    My 8 year old reprimanded me for this, b/c she has learned that the ‘Hawaiian good luck sign’ is not a sign of good luck after all.
    Good mother? Yes!

    By Renee on 2006 05 10

  3. Erika, it TOTALLY counts. I actually saw posts on Charla’s and R*Belle’s, too. So ya, use it, baby!

    And Renee, the only reason LB doesn’t say something about my driving is because she can’t talk yet.  Right. There. With. You.

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2006 05 10

  4. man, there have been so many good mothering moments, how to choose the best one?

    By texasbelle on 2006 05 11

  5. Oh, Mrs. Flinger, which one to choose?  My infant falling face-down on the floor or my son’s broken arm that we didn’t know was broken!  Just take my children from me now…

    By Charla on 2006 05 11

  6. Tee hee. I love it. What’s the prize? Celexa? Beer? A box of wine? Yee haw!

    By Jamie on 2006 05 11

  7. I’m with Jamie.  I want to know the prize before I offer up my best.

    By Trisha on 2006 05 11

  8. http://melissaandjoshua.blogspot.com/2006/05/well-butter-my-butt-and-call-me.html

    Here’s my link.  I’ll do the card later.

    By dizzymizzy on 2006 05 11

  9. Ha!  That reminded me of the time Mo came out of my bedroom with a mouth full of Tums.  Her entire face was covered in the orange powder.  Good times!

    By monkeygirl on 2006 05 11

  10. My worst is still the time I left the car running to grab the mail and the door locked behind me.  My daughter was about 8months and crying and I was about 30 and crying outside her window.  Got a lot of sympathy (a even a ‘it happened to me once’) from the neighbors while waiting for help. Note: Explorers cannot be unlocked without a key while the car is running, so AAA was useless.  Good thing hubby was a few min. behind AAA. NOT my proudest moment!

    By Amy on 2006 05 11

  11. I nominate Britney Spears…LOL.

    Here’s my fairly recent post about her contributions to motherhood. (And she has a NANNY people…God help us.)


    By Jamie on 2006 05 14