Saturday, October 30, 2010

And the Title Goes To.....

To all you ladies out there vying for that "Mother of the Year" crown....  Just give up the dream, let it go, it's NOT gonna happen for you.  Why?  'Cause I've sooo got it IN.THE.BAG!  I'm taking this title to new heights people.  NEWHEIGHTGS!

What makes me say this?  Well, let me show you.  Pictures, after all, ARE worth a thousand words.

**Disclaimer** In my defense...the kids were playing outside on the carport happily, which always makes my heart go pitter pat.  They were quiet, and that also makes me happy (though nervous).  In retrospect, I do recall Maggie saying something about wanting chips.  I was busily texting my entire cast reminding them to wear closed toed shoes for strike today (what?  This was IMPORTANT stuff).  So, I'm sure when she mentioned chips, I half muttered a response of "mm hmm, ok", or totally didn't answer at all (so Mother of the year qualities), which to her means, YES!  Anyway, all I knew was, they were quiet and happy.  Texting completed, I stood up to put my show binder away and I hear the sounds of a bag being dumped.  Max is REALLLLLLY good at dumping all things bagged.**

I peeked around the corner and this is what I saw........

Two happy kids.
A carport picnic. 
Entire bag of doritos ON the dirty carport.
At 8:30 in the morning.
Breakfast of champions.

And I just took a pic and walked away.
'Cause I am awesome like that.

A few minutes later I returned to find them "drunk" on doritos.  Look at Max's face. It's a little like Templeton the rat after he ate his "smorgasboard" at the fair.  When Max saw me he said "I make big mess".
Indeed you did you little pig pen, indeed you DID!
(Hey, at least Max's hair was totally stylin, still done from yesterday)

Note Maggie, delicately licking her fingers.

When they finally emerged from the chip/concrete coma they were foul.  Dorito shmutz covering their entire faces, hands, feet, legs, etc.

But, they were happy.

And therefore, I conclude.........


Because letting your kids eat a bag of doritos for breakfast, on the filthy ground is EXACTLY what good mothering is about. ::snort::

I mean...yes I'm awesome!

Motherly awesome yours,


Now, stop judging and just go look at the previous post and all my pics of my happy Halloween kids.  In which I really WAS a better Mom.


Kristina P. said...

I'm not sure what the problem is. At least they are getting food!!

Kellie said...

You get my vote; eating off of concrete builds the immune system.

jen said...

It is mother-of-the-year worthy, since sometimes we need to let our kids be kids. Good for you!

Eve said...

Oh my goodness, that's the funniest/cutest thing I've seen in a long time! =D

WhisperingWriter said...

Doritos do rock though.

Jen West said...

You do get the prize, cause it's way too easy to over-react and freak-out. Like you said... chips, happy kids, blah, blah, blah... and the rest washes off!

alison said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!! lurve me some max and mags :) and i came in a close second this weekend on our camping trip......ask me how many baths my kids had since THURSDAY. g'head...just ask me. but prepare thyself for a grubtastic answer. and if doritoes are a horrible breakfast choice, well then i've been eating all wrong for YEARS. have yet to try them carport-ified, but i'm sure that it adds extra vitamins AND some ruffage ;)

Shell said...

Gotta love kids!

Grace Adams said...

Yep. You win. I owned the title two years ago. I found an emergency escape ladder hidden in my 15-year-old daughter's room, and I won Mother of the Year because I didn't push her out of the window when I found it.