Celebrating Women for the Real World

Tickle Tuesday…and other stuff


The Ellen Show was on and she read this submission to a contest from a viewer:

(I know mother’s day is over but this is funny)

So, we had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died.  Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom.

Well, we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loves chapstick. LOVES IT. He kept asking to use my chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer when he was done.

Last year on Mother’s Day, we were having the typical rush around and try to get ready for Church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up. Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car and I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli. He was applying my chapstick very carefully to Jack’s . . . rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said “chapped.”Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right–their little butts do look pretty chapped.

And, frankly, Jack didn’t seem to mind. And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat’s behind or the hundredth.
And THAT is my favorite Mother’s Day moment ever because it reminds us that
no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they’ve been using your chapstick on the cat’s butt.

…and the other stuff.

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Graduation is finally over.  Their class had 843 graduates and the place was packed.  Both of our boys are now High School Graduates and can’t wait to start the next phase in their lives. 

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…and still more other stuff.

Kate will make her way back down to H-town again today and we look forward to her being here (she is so much fun).  So we shall see what kind of trouble we can get into while she is here.

Update on the Frankinstien Finger; it is healing nicely but the doc wouldn’t take out all the stitches when I went in Saturday.  I have to wait until Wednesday, and try again, because he is afraid that it will bust open (sorry SFG, at least I didn’t take a picture).  I think that it is the stitches that are bothering me more than the cut at this point.

I decided to change out the picture on our blog, you know to something more summer like.  It looks like a place I would love to go to and relax.

 That is all..


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  1. * Kate says:

    wait where is my comment! Darn it!

    Well I will leave it again!

    Congrats to G2!

    What a handsome son you have!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  2. * Kami says:

    CONGRATS, G2!!!!!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  3. * Missy says:

    High School Graduates, moms you should be very proud. That is awesome.

    Have fun with Kate and come to Austin this weekend, we are going to have a blast 🙂

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  4. * Katie says:

    Congrats G2.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  5. * christie says:

    lol at the cat thing!

    OOH! gradutated! How exciting!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  6. God love ya for not putting that picture on there. Just reading “it may bust open” made me vomit a bit in my mouth.

    Um, were there 80 kagillion kids at that school or what? holy hell.

    Congrats to both boys. College is way more fun than high school. Just sayin.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  7. * Karen says:

    Congrats to both the guys! Good luck to them.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  8. * meritt says:

    Healing vibes to the finger…. boy, when you decide to cut yourself, you really go all out don’t ya? Just wait till it starts to itch… LOL.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  9. * Tammy says:


    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago
  10. * Shell says:

    Holy crap. I remember my class was 550-ish of us and it took FOREVER. I can’t imagine how long that one took.

    Congrats boys!

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 1 month ago

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