The Biggest Day for Mom’s EVER
You oohed and awed over the nominations. You carefully selected your gown and your security guard is watching your precious borrowed jewels – it is finally time. This year’s Slightly Off-Balance Mother of the Year award is here. All Mother’s are fabulous, but this year’s nominees are real stand-outs. They have lied, tricked and mis-led to fulfill the responsibilities of the job.
So, with further ado, I would like to introduce our celebrity guest judge: Lori from In Pursuit of Martha Points. I would like to thank Lori for her tireless effort to ensure this was a fair contest, void of bribes and kickbacks. (The truffles were a coincidence and there is no proof, anymore). She read, she re-read, she laughed and she almost pee’d her pants. Take it away Lori…
The competition was fierce. The bribes were tempting. The home-massage and truffles nearly bought the prize.
While I was moved by Sarah and Alexandra’s entries, I found myself giggling inappropriately over Elisabeth’s kids ordering chicken nuggets at the bank. Sparrow taking mothering seriously enough to scare her son away from Brittney Spears was compelling. And I’m envious that Life of Jam got the Benadryl trick to work (it only ever wired my son up.)
I hope that Karen was able to dispel her guilt (husband birthdays are important!) and that The Mom Next Door rehydrated quickly (and damn…that’s one good, “Special Friend.”) Susie was a close contender with a young child who can cope with the mechanical challenge that is replacing toilet paper. Tracy is raising children advanced in biology, Amber better send me some chocolate donuts and Sendie Lou’s daughter is clearly quite empathic with her careful attention to her mother’s elimination habits. And finally, I have some serious respect for Monica’s mom for tricking a teenager into vacuuming.
But after much sweating, toiling, rending of garments and drinking of Schnapps, I was able to narrow it down to three finalists.
Shan – for accidentally giving her daughter birth control pills.
Jennifer – for trying to make off with a minivan full of someone else’s family
Kali Capps for: “If you don’t quiet down Mommy might have an aneurysm.”
Can I have the envelope please.
What do you mean we don’t have an envelope?
I can’t WORK under these conditions?
Damnit…where’s my filtered water?
Ok..WITHOUT the envelope, the winner is…..
Cause really, that might explain my sixteen year headache.
Congratulations Kali Caps!
Contact Paige to complain about the lack of actual prizes.
And thanks to all for letting me play!!
Thank you again Lori and congratulations Kali. Bragging rights and endless fame are now yours! For those of you who would like to learn more about Kali’s parenting style – she holds court at The Boss of U. Go celebrate the big win Kali!