New Event! Oopsie Daisy!

3 May

My friend in the computer, Eden, was nice enough to send me a copy of “You’re not the boss of me!” Adventures of a Modern Mom” a little while back. She thought I’d like it.

I did, sorta. I found the book to be really self aware and self absorbed. It read like a blog, in that ” I am unbiasly teh awesome aren’t I!” kinda way. There were a few good moments-the strip club and her kid puking like mad at a restarant come to mind. But overall, I was rather disappointed.


Until I got to the last two essays, one of which is actually quite wonderful and makes up for the other book.

The other essay details that she smoked pot while writing the book, and also talks about her children catching her smoking pot, and how she had to stop smoking bowls all the time.

As a one time pothead, I could relate. But I also could not imagine two things:

1. Being high around my kids. That would be like being high around my Dad, but having to share my chips.

2. Getting busted by said children smoking pot. How would you explain that? Gee kids, Mommy REALLY likes her clove cigarettes…reminds her of her days as a goth…

Part of me couldn’t even begin to understand why you would smoke while needing to take care of your kids. After bedtime I could understand, but through the day? My inner prude came out to run around for awhile. Just as I don’t drink during the day, I wouldn’t get high. Period. I just wouldn’t.

The author eventually came to terms with the fact that she was imbiding a little too much, and cut it out. But it left me wondering…

How many of us have gotten caught doing stupid things? Not just with our kids, but i life in general? My favorites include getting drunk,and dragged home by the cops at 3am, getting completely smashed and going to school in grade 8 and forgetting the diaper bag and not noticing until we were 2 hours from home with a screaming hungry baby. I’m sure I have more that I’ve blocked out.

For this month’s Pulsate Olympics, I’d like to hear your worst stories about things you brought on yourself, stupid things, dumb things, painful things that in hindsight make amusing antecdotes but at the time resounded with the stupid stick. I want to hear what you learned from them, what you tell your kids about them now, how it framed your life even.

This month, I’m going to let you guys pick the winner. I’ll allow entries until midnight AST May 13 , and once all entries are in, I’ll set up a poll for all of you to vote for your favorites.

Rules are as usual-write your story on YOUR site, and link back to me.

And the prize…oh yeah! The prize is my copy of “You’re not the boss of me!” Adventures of a Modern Mom” by Erika Schickel. And maybe a special something else thrown in, if I remember… 🙂 That part would be a surprise….

so get writing! Share your worst moments with the internet!

9 Responses to “New Event! Oopsie Daisy!”

  1. Eden May 3, 2007 at 6:37 pm #

    I’m glad you liked the last essay. It was the one that actually reminded me of your writing & why I thought you’d like the book.

    I already have a copy of the book but I’ll participate in the PO.

  2. Jennifer May 4, 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    I’m going to have to think…I KNOW I’ve had some brilliant moments.

  3. thordora May 4, 2007 at 3:59 pm #

    I’m hoping the need for thought is why I have no entries yet. 😦

  4. ann adams May 8, 2007 at 5:46 pm #

    I don’t even know where to begin.


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