Monday, April 09, 2007

This is MY Week

When I first started blogging I joined the Crazy, Hip, Blog Mamas.

Early on I noticed they had a weekly thing called "Mom of the Week" and, as the months went by, I enjoyed seeing many of my favorite bloggers achieve this pinnacle of motherness.

Oh, to be Mom of the Week!

I gazed longingly from the sidelines knowing that the Tiara of Motherhood was reserved for those who, unlike me, had a clue what they were doing.

I figured the award was for mothers who could, you know, bake and stuff...like mothers that make thier children's birthday cakes.

Blogging has taught me that the bar for birthday cake baking is set really, really high.

I mean, look at this gorgeous swimming pool cake that Scribbit made.

I have PURCHASED each and every one of my children's birthday cakes at the grocery store...

THE GROCERY STORE.

I was supposed to BAKE their birthday cakes? Who knew?


It didn't even occur to me to bake.

As a loser mom with no baking skills, I assumed Mom of the Week was simply unattainable, a blogging dream I would never realize.

[insert deep, woeful, martyr-ish sighs.]

Then, suddenly... someone nominated ME for Mom of the Week. ME!!! Dork of Dorks!

Dorks UNITE!!!

But though Melanie nominated me, no one actually VOTED for me and my name stayed on the list of nominated blogs for so many months that I got kind of embarrassed about it.

((((L-O-S-E-R, LOSER! That's what you are!))))

THE SHAME!!

Finally, in an attempt to be at peace with my fate never to be THE CHOSEN ONE, I decided the whole Mom of the Week thing could kiss me right here:

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But lo!

There is an upset in the universal order of all things right and good in the world.

Just about the time I was purchasing plastic buckets instead of baskets for my children's Easter morning sugar tantrum, I got an e-mail that said, "You're up!"

Huh?

Apparently, I am up.

It is my turn.

This is MY week.

I am the Mom of the Week now.

Who's your Mama?

I am.

Oh, yes.

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This is the week of the dorky, loser mom who doesn't have a clue what she's doing.

I own this whole week.

I'm not baking a thing.

W00T!


99 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months now and I think you rock!! I do not bake my kids cake, I buy mine from the grocery too!!!

Congrats on Mom of the Week!

Blog Antagonist said...

Goodness gracious girl, you are all kinds of popular!! Very cool nominations, and totally deserved. You are definitely hip, crazy in a fun way, and of course, your blog rocks. So who better to be Mom of the week???

DD said...

The cooler you get, the dorkier I feel.

Congrats on the nod!

Theresa said...

You are the best Mom of the Week EVA!!!!!!

You may not bake, but you show your kids all about love. And that is more important than baking! I'm certain that your children are going to grow up to have wonderful marriages because of your example.

Congratulations!

Kendra said...

You go girly!! I only bake from a box, hey no one knows. LOL! Dorks unite. There is power in numbers. Congrats Babe!!!!! :)

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

I can't stand it. You are so funny it hurts me sometimes.

Congrats MOTW...I am officially the newest dork who will never be nominated for MOTW...I don't bake either..so maybe there is still hope.

Maybe I'll start my own award: "Uncool Moms who think they know what the fark they are doing but really have no farking clue"...I will totally win that category.

Again, congrats.

Allison said...

Congrats! Dorkiness Rocks!

Allison said...

Oh and I stopped buying grocery store cakes long ago for my kids. Yes, I bake my own. Betty Crocker cake mix and premade icing. Aren't you jealous?

Lisa Milton said...

Congratulations!

All homemade cakes are compliments of my Mom - I tried one year to make fancy cakes and it was a disaster.

I did not get the gift.

So yay for you MotW! I say YAY!

Virtualsprite said...

Congratulations! You may be a self-proclaimed "dork" with no baking skills, but damn, girl, you do deserve it. Enjoy!

slouching mom said...

You ARE Mom of the Week. You OWN Mom of the Week.

And as for birthday cakes? Once my husband and I made the most beautiful cake ever, for Ben's third birthday. He was a teddy bear with marshmallow eyes, a licorice mouth, and coconut mixed in with chocolate frosting to make his fur look real.

No one ate it. All the three-year-olds were totally grossed out by the coconut.

Never again.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!!!

Very exciting, gives hope to all of us dorks!

Busy Mom said...

Plastic Easter buckets (they hold more), and, store-bought cakes (kids want characters, anyway) unite!

Congrats!

The Sour Kraut said...

Hey, congratulations!!!

I have joined too as a result of seeing this on your blog. Let's hope I get a few more readers out of it. Let's also hope it makes me blog more and increase my blog quality. I've been slacking, that's for sure.

Good job!

QT said...

YAY you! I figured you would win just for your mad Photoshop skillz alone - congrats!

Mamma said...

Oh, who isn't the cool kid now?!

You're so not going to talk to me at BlogHer!!

Congrats lady!! You're my kind of mom!!!!

Jackie said...

Yay!! Congrats!

Augs Casa said...

Congrats! Good for you. I bake and cook and still have not been nominated mom of the week. Well, ok, how bout Dad of the week? Now how bout that Mrs America wave now?
Oh just for the record, I prefer geek instead of dork, but dork seems to follow me everywhere.

PunditMom said...

You go, girl! Dorky is the new cool, didn't you know that? And bake a cake? What is that? Poor PunditGirl thinks that homemade involves a box that says Duncan Hines.

Kevin Charnas said...

CONGRATULATIONS, you sexy thang.

TSM-terrifically superiorily mediocre said...

1. Kiss you where? In your beautifully manicured yard?

2. As I made Easter dinner (with a few mistakes) I kept calling myself a dork. Until, that is, my 13 year old said "Mom, do you know what a dork is?"

I paused. "No. What is it?"

"A whale's PENIS!"

So I don't call myself a dork anymore.

I don't call you one anymore either! Especially now that you're mom of the WEEK! Next stop? The YEAR!! WOOHOO!

Mandy said...

I get them from the store too. Also, I waited too long to order and the darn machine was broke and I couldn't order a Diego cake and there's no other Diego cakes in town! Oh the shame! So we stuck a plastic Diego on the cake, that works!

Lawyer Mama said...

CONGRATS!! Love the picture in the tiara. Priceless.

NotSoSage said...

"Hottest Mommy Blogger"! With that ass!? Definitely.

I bet you'd wish for world peace, too.

(Congrats)

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Congratulations! I not only buy my kid's cakes....The younger ones birthdays are only about 8 weeks apart...they get to split one. Yes, one.

wordgirl said...

Congratulations! I've been a member of the Crazy Hip Blog Mamas for many months and have never been picked for that honor. Not complaining. Just saying. You, on the other hand, deserve such a distinction.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Could you at least buy us a cake?

Congratulations!!! It is well deserved. Who said a mom has to bake? Betty Crocker? Well, screw her! You deserve it if only for that very nice photo with the tiara. Hope you have a lovely week at the top of the pile.

JoeinVegas said...

Congrats - MOM OF THE WEEK!!!
Be careful posting pics like that.

And where did the lady with the flowers get such a trim waist?

Cece said...

Sweet! You totally deserve it!

Don't feel bad, my kids' bday cakes come from Costco.

Tessa said...

You ROCK Joy! Dorky Mama's are the best... just ask my 6 year old. He alternates between telling me "Mama... yer a dork" and "You're the best Mama in the world" heh! DORKS ARE PEOPLE TOO! UP WITH DORKS! heh

Abbynormal said...

So what does this honor come with?

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Very funny and I love the pictures too. Congratulations on being Mom of the Week! Enjoy your title and tiara :)

scribbit said...

Well it appears that whatever you're doing (besides baking) seems to be working--I could bake MYSELF into a cake and wouldn't get MOTW so you must be doing something right :)

Amy said...

Congrats!! My mom never baked my birthday cakes, which is probably why I prefer the store-bought ones now, anyway. You're a great mom and a great blogger!

mamatulip said...

Sweet! CONGRATS, baby!

Mrs. Chicky said...

You'll always be Mother of the Week in my eyes.

*smooches*

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Congrats!!

Love reading your blog. You definately make me laugh!!


Linda

Stacie said...

Congratulations!

Ortizzle said...

Congratulations, grrrl! Love the pic. You are one hot mamma. Who needs baking?

Aliki2006 said...

Congrats!!!

I'm off to vote too for the other award...

KC said...

About to buy a grocery-store birthday cake...

Congratulations!!!! Make us cake-buyers proud.

Lotta said...

I think you rock! Congrats! And I've never made a cake that didn't come from a mix.

jennster said...

i tip my once held MOTW crown to you! ROCK ON!!

jen said...

you rockity rocker girl, you.

well deserved.

hautemama said...

Rock on! Your pic killed me!!!!

BlondeMom said...

Baking is so yesterday.

Long live Dorky Moms! :)

Congrats...I think you are a hoot. And also...you make me cry sometimes.

JayJenny said...

Congratulations! See, no baking required!

MamaLee said...

Congrats! I wanna be like YOU when I grow up!

Mrs. Chicken said...

Hurrah!

Mimi said...

Gosh! You photoshop ... ur, I mean, PHOTOGRAPH so well! The tiara suits you :-)

Mel said...

But wait, there's more! Check your e-mail.

mommiebear2 said...

Congrats sweetie! You Are Da Bomb!! :)

nutmeg said...

I just checked out that list of nominees on CHBM a few days ago and voted for you - so clearly you have me to thank for your week! No thanks needed though, anything I can do to promote other Geek Moms! Congratulations!

Chaos Control said...

Your kids are so lucky to have a dork ... er, mom like you!

Congratulations!!!! And very well deserved

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

ROFL - It's for posts like that you're nominated! Congrats!

BOSSY said...

Nominated, nominated, nominated. You'd think there was something so special about being nominated. Bossy is fine living in a world without nominations. A cold lonely dark world. Bossy was the old black.

karrie said...

That photo is very Charnas-Aniston!

I voted! :)

mel said...

That photo made me laugh...probably a lot longer than I should have. Too funny. Congrats on the award.

Dork is the new black? Woo hoo!

Alpha DogMa said...

Amongst the many wonderful qualities you possess (as a mother and a person): a great sense of self. I really admire how you mock yourself - in words and deeds and photoshop. I'm inspired by you.

I have attended many children's party (even a few when I was a child way back before the dawn of the ice age) and I can say with complete confidence: The prettier a cake looks, the shittier it tastes. Honest. People put all the effort into the aesthetics and you might as well be eating cardboard. Cardboard laced with transfats and a bajillion calories.
On the other hand a store bought cake looks good and tastes awesome.

tulipmom said...

I grew up with elaborate homemade birthday cakes every fri**en year. I can't compete with that, so why even try? Congrats on your award!

Domestic Chicky said...

*mwah*

That was for your booty, as you are the queen goddess rockstar mama...although the other picture DOES look oddly familiar...are you related to Ms. Charnaston??

BethGo said...

OMG! You are hilarious.

EE said...

LOL!!!
You go girl!!!

Kara said...

Congrats!!

moodswingingmommy said...

Congratulations, from another proud DORK! You give the rest of us hope.

Oh, and our birthday cakes come from the store too in case other 64 people mentioning it weren't enough!

Emily Snipes said...

NICE ASS!!!!!!!!!!

Emily Snipes said...

Oh, and are we supposed to get birthday cakes for our kids?

King Isepik said...

Hey look! Sexy panty lines!!! :)

mcewen said...

if being a good mum is dependent upon one's ability to bake, then things are a little burnt and crispy around here. Well done you.

Em said...

Congratulations! Do you get some kind of trophy? Or a t-shirt? Or free cakes for life from the grocery store??

King Isepik said...

I'm serious! Those panty lines are SEXY! The ass is pretty damned nice too... :)

Little Monkies said...

Damn, woman, you are on FIRE!

That was the funniest f'ing pic...she's cool and she can photoshop too!

Rock on!

Red said...

Congrats, really!

I see your pantyline! Such a hip lady!

Girl con Queso said...

Own it, sistah.

Sher said...

Congratulations on the crown! I would tell you to bake yourself a cake, but we know how that would turn out.

Flawed & Disorderly said...

Woo hoo! You deserve a big, fat hickey!!! Congrats!

Chag said...

Congratulations!

flutter said...

Is it wrong that your photo made me want to slap your ass?
The ass photo, of course, not the gorgeous pageant portrait. You sure do know how to flatter yersef in a picture!
(you know I think you deserve every accolade you get, right?)

Mad Hatter said...

Ah, a mom to speak to the mom masses. Dorky moms of the world unite.

Andy said...

Congrats! You never fail to crack my ass up.

Jennifer said...

I've only been reading here for a few weeks but even I can tell that you rock. (Your ass shot sealed the deal, sister.) Work it.

jakelliesmom said...

I think I have that skirt - Target?

Congratulations!

Belle said...

Congrats on MotW!! I love your blog, so I am not a bit surprised.

We will know hell is freezing over if I ever get nominated or anything :)

Fred Wong's Ghost said...

you win fabulous prize

mom o week get free hickey

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Congrats, Lady! You deserve it! You deserve it every week! I love your blog so so very much! The photos and graphics alone make for peed pants over here.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! You made it!

Indecisive Woman said...

Congratulations! As a fellow cake-purchaser, you give me hope, especially now that I am pregnant and know absolutely nothing about mothering. Other mothers keep giving me advice, and sometimes it's like they're speaking a foreign language, but you I can understand. :)

LadyBug Journals said...

First time here and I'm laughing out loud. Great post and an even greater blog. You rock girl !
Andrea

Damselfly said...

I think I love you just a little bit!

Jenny Ryan said...

Yay, you!!

Nancy said...

You look most lovely in your tiara, my friend. Woot!!

Jenifer said...

Well well! A big, fancy, smancy award. Oh aren't you the big star!

Congrats.

I buy cakes too, all of em'. I do make cupcakes from a wonderful recipe my friend Betty gave me, she is such a Crocker that Betty.

;)

Kyla said...

OoooOOOOoooh! OTJ is all kinds of fancy! Its good to know you're still going to be buying cakes with the rest of us, even though you are practically royalty now. *lol*

canape said...

Mom of the week? I think that is an understatement.

So many insprirational stories . . . Dana's mom is a great mom.

Lisa said...

Congrats lady! So happy for you. And you are NOT dorky. You are georgous!

allrileyedup said...

Congrats on Mom of the Week! And all those other thingamajigs.

venessa said...

You've got my votes! You are the coolest dork in the blogosphere!

julia said...

Oooh, get you, Miss Popularity! Cool. You deserve it.


I'm too chicken to join any of those things. I epitomize dork.

venessa said...

Oh, and you can Best Humor Blog to your list of nominations!