Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Mommyism - Take One!

I hope you've already read my profile, but in case you haven't I'll quickly introduce myself.  My name is Joy and I am a married mother of four little boys.  When I was a very young girl, I was a cocktail waitress and we often used the term, "In the weeds" to let another waitress know we were really backed up and needed a hand.  That waitress would then pick up a table or two or grab and deliver some drinks for us to get her co-worker back on track.  That's what us mommy's need!  We need good friends to lend us a hand sometimes.  Something else interesting to note is that if we were in the weeds, that usually generated to a good night of tips due to the high volume of ordering tables we had.  So, you see it doesn't always have to be a bad thing.  It can be a good thing and bring us a bit of joy in the end!  So, please tag along and help me and other women find some joy in the weeds!  Corny?  <enter big, cheesy grin!!> I hope not!

So, now for the Mommyism!  You know what they are, right?  Things only a  mom can say and actually get away with.  Things that may not make much sense otherwise and probably only other moms will truly "get it"!  I have often thought I could write a book about these and have at least twenty entries a day!!  So here's one to share with you today.

I was talking to a girlfriend on the phone and we were going on (and on, and on....) about getting our kids to listen and mind us.  We thought how nice it would be to be June Cleaver or Claire Huxtable.  Always sweet and kind and teaching our children in a way that they really wanted to please us.   Finally, I just blurted out the truth as I often do and said......

"I HAVE to yell at my kids!  If I don't, nobody can hear me!"

There's also my very famous one (and I'm sure I'm not alone with this one)...........

"Why yes, you can eat off my floors!  There's graham crackers and goldfish all over it!"

Sure, they're terrible things to say and not every mom will own up to it.  I understand.  But, it's the truth, it's funny, and it sure made me feel better to say it!

What's something you've found yourself saying that you never thought you would?  Or something you can't believe your child said about you in public?  I'd love to hear from a few of you.  It is, after all Monday and it's always a good idea to start the week off with a good laugh.  Happy Monday!

If I'm so great, why am I being sold for a penny??


  1. I dont know that is it s mommyism but I am all for letting my kids fall and hurt themselves. Make mistakes. Some of my friends are so cautious with their children. How are they ever gonna learn if you don't let them fail now and then??
    And the other day my 4 year old announced in public that I was growing a mustache. Fabulous!
    Stopping by from blog frog! :) Good luck with your new blog, just started a new one up myself

  2. Mama F, I'm with you! I think it's best to wait for their response before jumping in. I can't count how many times it looked like the end of the world was upon them, only to have them take a deep breath, dust themselves off, and go on about their play. Overreacting usually brings on unnecessary drama!

    And you know, what our kids say in public is 85% guaranteed to make us cringe!! It's a proven fact! (*Or at least it ought to be!)

  3. Love the one about eating off the floors - mine would have goldfish all over it if it weren't for the dog!

  4. This is such a fun post :) Found you on blogfrog. I am new to the blogging world myself. hope you'll check it out.