THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE ME LAUGH UNTIL I CRIED.
Your participation in response to my blog post, was much appreciated! I can't even tell you how much I laughed and I can't stress how completely and totally impossible it would have been for me to decide the winners on my own, so thank you all for voting! Each story was just so funny, and I know that you love and cherish the memories of your children, even when the memories include profanity, poop, fire, etc.
Life is full of surprise - LIKE THE HILARIOUS STORIES IN THE COMMENTS ON MY BLOG and hopefully the reactions of the people who won a free copy of my book! You see, when a five year old says, "Calm your tits, Woman," or a two year old gets mad enough at his popsicle to say, "Fucking popsicle," some people might balk and think it horrible.
I think it's hilarious. And obviously a lot of you do as well. Oh and my GAWD, when a man is man enough to try to clean the oven, but sets it on FIRE, and ends up chillin' in the front yard with hit two year old waiting for the smoke to clear from his efforts, and his wife comes home and sees him and asks why and the two year old says," waiting for the fucking fire to go out," well, THAT is just glorious and hilarious and worth remembering because kids do say the darndest shit and it's usually because we say it first.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS:
* Nicole Nohr
* Amanda Smith Schenberger
* Heather Costigan Smith
* Tiffany Martyn
Noelle Atkins Brand
Erin Monroe Green
Rachel J. Landers
Victoria Lynn Millikan
Please email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are ALL getting a book. Those of you with a * by your name, get a little extra something with your book, as you received the most "likes."
Just a few days until my first, but not last book, "Moms Who Drink And Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind," is officially available in bookstores. I hope you buy it, like it, and feel as if some of the stories could be yours. My favorite essays are probably the ones that will surprise you, as I wrote about how I became me, and the people in my life who love me regardless of just how difficult it can be to be around that me.
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY. APRIL 2ND, BITCHES!
I'm grateful for all of you who read my blather, participate in the group and have helped to create a community that is precious to me. I share my best and worst moments with you and I hope you will continue to do so with me. Working title of my next book?
"Moms Who Drink And Swear: Group Therapy!"
Last, but very not least, if you happen to be in the city of Chicago today, I'll be at the Donna's Good Things/ St. Baldrick's head shaving event at the Candlelight Bowl 7452 N. Western Avenue, supporting my dear friend Sheila, who you know as Mary Tyler Mom, and all of the people who are working tirelessly to raise money for pediatric cancer research. You will recognize me as the one wearing pants, hugging people who look uncomfortable and blue in the face as if they are being strangled.
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