Word

Still think the R word is just a word?

Because it’s not….

Every time someone says it, that’s the image that pops into my head….

My beautiful, smart, sassy Brooke being labelled….

So don’t say it…

And don’t just not say it…..

Spread the Word…

Spread the Word to End The Word…

r-word.org

Go here and find out what you can do….

And tell everyone who you hear say it that’s it’s just not cool…

It’s not clever, it’s not funny, it’s not just a word

It’s hurtful…

So don’t say it…and don’t let others say it around you…

Spread the Word to End the Word….

*I want to thank Courtney who gave me blessing to post this after she did with her sweet LC and Jace….

 

Sweet Sweet Sugar

I adore my kids…

I love them with all my soul*…

I love the sassy that Hope carries around…

I love the way Brooke expects applause and hugs every time she does…anything!

I love the way Blake and Jack really are best friends though they can fight like it’s their job…

But what do I love the most?

The crazy questions the kids spout out at me…

Like today, when Jack asked, “When you and Daddy are in bed together at night, does he say to you ‘come give me some sweet sweet sugar’”

Clearly Jack’s been listening at the door**…

Or watching reruns of The Jeffersons….

*except when they’re trying to destroy my will to live, like a week ago when Hope painted the stairs with blue fingerpaint while I had the audacity to make breakfast….

**which might also explain why he asked if Daddy spanks me hard when I’m a bad girl***

***just joking****

****maybe

 

No More Baby

Because I’m a major lazy ass, I haven’t gotten around to Brooke’s birthday post until now….

Yes, that’s right, Brooke had a birthday, she’s now a very old sounding two…

And yes, I did cry all last Friday on that day…I’ve never had a two year old without having another baby in this house…

So my baby is now a toddler…and I’m officially not carrying around baby weight but lazy fat mom weight*…

But this isn’t about me**, so the day went on…and brought us to a BBQ joint for a family dinner to celebrate…where halfway through our meal an older couple came up to us and complimented Eric and myself on our well behaved children and told us repeatedly what a beautiful family we are***. We blushed and thanked them and went about our meal…

About 15 minutes later I asked the waiter for our check and discovered that the older couple had paid our bill! How awesome is that? It was like a birthday present for me and Eric too…ha!

Happily we went home where it was time for dessert…

Don’t you just love cupcakes?

I do…

That’s why I ate five****….

But anyway…Happy Birthday to the baby I never knew I wanted…Mommy loves you Brooke…

*I swear I’m really really going to lose the weight..really

**well, it’s always kind of about me

***what can I say? I am so damn stunning!

****yes, I know that’s why I’m fat, shut up

The Best Most Exciting Most Crazy Most Excellent News Ever!!!!

No, I’m not pregnant…and no, I’m not adopting….

So do you want to know? Do you? Huh? Huh? Huh?

I’m so excited that as I write this I feel like I’m going to throw up…

Because this bitch? Is going to have a published book!

Yes, you read that right…this spring NOT A PERFECT MOM¬†will be available via Booktrope Publishing!

And it’s all thank to Tracey Hansen*…my co author and all around bad ass bitch….

Here’s a little backstory….

I’ve known Tracey for 20 years, since 6th grade. I used to kiss boys on her tampoline during games of Truth or Dare, I threw up all over her bathroom after we decided to play drinking games while her parents were out for the night**, our favorite movie was Angie¬†though we no idea what the angst meant for Geena Davis. Tracey and I used to write sad depressing middle school poetry and read it out loud in Author’s Club….

Yes, we were that awesome…

And then we grew up, and drifted apart, but thanks to the miracle of Facebook we became reconnected….which is how she found out about Brooke and my family….and my blog…

Holly, she says, I think you can make this a book…

Tracey, I say, Shut the fuck up. I’m a blogger, not a writer, and I’m way too fucking lazy….

Holly, she says, Let me help you then, we can write it together and I’ll get a publisher…

Tracey, I say, You’re so fucking far gone I can’t even see you anymore…but if you want to waste your precious time doing it, knock yourself out….

So she did…

And thanks to Tracey’s awesome friend Tess Hardwick***, the book is being published!

I know! Have you passed out yet?

It will make you laugh, it will you make you cry, it will make you think I’m already more awesome than you do…if that’s possible….

So hooray for me! And Tracey, who really deserves more credit than I do****….

Um, so make sure you buy a copy when I remind you it comes out…you know, so it doesn’t bomb….

*go read her blog…she’s funny

**um, I’m really really sorry Mrs. Hansen….

***whose book Riversong happens to be the #1 Nook bestseller…have you read it?

****although honestly? without me there’d be no story…just sayin’…