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3.16.2006

Why Other Moms Intimidate Me

13 Reasons Other Moms Intimidate Me


1. You understand that $400 worth of scrapbooking supplies are meant to be used.

2. When your child grew their first teeth, you knew date, location, and order. Instead of looking at your daughter one day and saying “Hmm, I think you can eat an apple now”.

3. You didn’t spend the entire first year of your child’s life crying and apologizing in your pajamas.

4. You don’t show up a half hour late to playgroups panting, sweating and swearing.

5. You never bring Krispy Kreme donut holes to your daughter’s class only to have the teacher kindly request you “consider a fruit” next time.

6. You can’t make a sandwich with the ingredients under your carseat.

7. You don’t repeatedly piss off your daughter by referring to the cats as her “brothers”.

8. You manage to put on both a belt and shoes for the preschool Open House.

9. You don’t yell at your daughter to stop curling her toes while you try to force a size 10 shoe on her… only to later find out she is now in fact a size 12. Wide.

10. Your daughter’s bows match both her outfit and each other.

11. You don’t start laughing while reprimanding your child.

12. When you start counting as a warning to your child, they don’t start counting with you.

13. You manage to get haircuts that don’t cause you to lock yourself in the bathroom until your husband coaxes you out with cookies.

37 comments:

PJ said...

LOL I don't know, this sounds very familiar except the belt and shoes for the preschool Open House. The best they ever got out of me was jeans and T-shits.My tt is uptemptrous.blogspot.com

MommaM said...

With that list you can consider me an Intimidated Mom, too. HIGHLY intimidated. But do I really care? Hmmm... My TT is up now, too. ;)www.chaotichome.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

LOL LOL! OMG. I think you're talking about me. I have 2 huge drawers crammed with scrapbooking supplies. Only mine are kinda outdated now and ugly, so...well, yeah, I need new stuff. :) My belts all got up and walked away. I have no clue where they went. And we used to tell the girls the cat was their brother too! My TT is up. Have a great day Lena!

KDubs said...

I was not playing otday but just reading but I HAD to post. Oh I so relate. LOL. You sound like we could be friends, excellent. LOLKdubs

Tanya said...

Awww - surely you don't do ALL those things. All the time???My TT is up.

Reverberate58 said...

Does that make us bad moms. In my day when I had a small child I was in control. But now that he is 18 and an 'adult' I don't know him anymore.

FreakRen said...

Krispy Kreme... wait I don't get it!

mama_tulip said...

OMG. I laughed through this whole thing. Especially number one. LMAO.

Jackie said...

hehe, cute! And mines up :)

Andria said...

Um... are you spying on me? LOL!!Too funny. Maybe we need to create a club of "alternative" mom's. You know, for those of us who will probably never resemble a perfectly together PTA mom.

TheIdleReceptionist said...

HAHA #12!!No, that's just what makes you the coolest mom! ;o) You're hilarious.

Jessica said...

LOL- My mom always referred to our Golden Retriever as my "sister". She kind of looked like me too.I've laughed when repremanding students!!!! Some kids "get it." They are good kids who know what's right and wrong, but they are choosing to be bad, and that is why it's funny. When bad kids are bad, it's not funny.

Misha said...

I match 9 out of your 13 criteria. Why do they curl their toes? WHY?!?!?!

Kelly said...

Hilarious!How is it that you are so darn funny again? Happy Thursday! Mine are up. Diary of the Nello

Ficklechick said...

Man, I'm with you on most of those! I've been doing this for almost 19 years, and I still can't get it together. I gave up trying a long time ago! ;)My TT is up.

hook said...

Well I guess I won't intimidate you!I love this list! I can totally relate!Donut holes taste much better than fruit!

Kimmy said...

Too funny. She counts along with you... too precious! And I've been known to laugh during lecture time. I hate that. It really ticks me off. But Jacob loves it. My 13 are up, too!

Courtney said...

Well I'm glad I'm not the only intimidated mom out there...you sound like me. lol

Virenda said...

LOL.First I LOVE the photo. ~wink~1. I don't even know the first thing about scrap booking except that pictures and creativity are required. Which is why I don't do it.3. I've spent 6 years doing that. LOL.6. Um, I can't make a sandwich but I can recreate a happy meal.7. ROFL, that's funny.9. Done that. My poor daughter.12. LOL. My "s" does this all the time. ~sigh~13. He used coffee and promises of shoes but same damn thing.Your still going strong on these TT's Lena. Good one. Made me laugh and I LIKE it.

Heather said...

I love this! Thanks fo making me smile.I'm also HIGHLY intimidated by the scrapbooking thing. Does having all our photos in iPhoto count?Here's the link to my thirteen:http://heatherduncan.blogspot.com/

Lingerie Lady said...

Great 13 - I so identify with #2My Thursday Thirteen are up

Jess Riley said...

ust stopping by to drop this Michael Bolton t-shirt off.(You know, something tells me I won't be doing any intimidating when I finally produce some offspring.)

blog Portland said...

Do rasberry jelly-filled donuts count as fruit?

mommyof4 said...

LMAO! You have made want ot go to The craft stores and start loading up on scrap book stuff to do sometime in the next five years:)

Denise said...

Wait...those supplies aren't meant to sit in my closet gathering dust? Hmmm.You can send me the Krispy Kreme donut holes instead! LOLMine are up.

WendyWings said...

I only have about 150 dollars worth of unused never touched, wow must have that, scrapbooking stuff in my drawer.What is a belt ?lol

keda said...

i think we can all see that anyone who blogs- or does anything other than moon over their kids 24hrs a day is going to be a wee bit quirky! as i don't even own a car, never cut my hair more than a 'trim' and don't know what a krispy kreme is i get away with those. but i never feel intimidated. how boring would you have to be to have matching bows and be on time?? its just not the kind of image i'd feel comfortable with.... and as i'm often moody for the wrong reason laughing whilst reprimanding is my saving grace!you know the thing that intimidates me the most..... i've been to 3 sites now and i STILL can't seem to get my head around how this bloody thirteen thing works... help??!!!

Caryn said...

unny as usual, Lena! Numbers 5, 6, 11 and 12 were especially amusing. Sorry...no personal experience because, well, as you know, no kids here in our household. But someday I can picture not fitting into most of all of these, too.

landismom said...

So what you're telling me is that you own a belt?

Undercover Angel said...

I love your list - I can definitely relate to that! My TT is up too.

HolyMama! said...

One of the BEST 13 ever. Ha!!!I don't show up late to play group sweating because i dropped out of play group. My kids were fine, but i don't get along well with others. In person, that is.

Krisco said...

This is hilarious.I am those other moms. No wait, I am so NOT those other moms, I am you. Or, you know, thanks for writing this for me because, this is so me. There! That's what I meant to say! : )

Sam said...

LOLOL!My son's first word was 'Two!' because when I got mad, I'd go "One, two..."

iKat said...

Your brilliantly funny ideas, Girl...where ever do they come from? Now YOU are intimidating ME! I love your blog so much I hate it. :-) ~ Kat. (Funny how we both TT's about Mommy stuff today. Um, is there anything else in this life anyway? Erp. Arg. Gnash. Cookies over here, please!

Mama B said...

LOL...you crack me up!!

Mrs. Fun said...

oh i think we would get along great. I can serve a buffet from the burb.

Susan said...

How funny! I can so remember those days all too well!Don't give up, it gets better!


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