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    It’s all an illusion of proper parenting

    February 27, 2008

    Tonight The Cake Lady and I were sitting on the couch, talking about, well, I can’t say it on the internet because I really don’t need those kinds of hits.  She paused for a moment.

    CL:  Isn’t it SO nice that your husband is upstairs watching our boys?

    What I love most about The Cake Lady?  Other than the fact that she was helping me put ribbon on the 9 million shirts I am taking to the DC International Wine and Food Festival this weekend?  Her naivete. 

    K:  He’s not watching those kids.
    CL:  But he is up there in that room with them.
    K:  And the room is only 10 X 10.  Yet still, shockingly, he has no clue what is going on.
    CL:  You are joking.  What is he doing up there?
    K:  He has his earplugs in and he is listening to some ridiculousness that he purchased online.  Like Animal Farm. 

    As a side note, I asked if he remembered that Animal Farm is like an 80 page book so that it was basically like buying an episode of Dora the Whora, but he said he didn’t realize that until AFTER he listened to all 27 minutes of it.

    CL:  He’s listening to a book?
    K:  And has NO idea what is going on.
    CL:  In that small room?
    K:  With the door closed.

    Not three minutes later, we heard The Husband bounding down the stairs.

    D:  Did you people leave in a nudist colony in California?
    CL:  Oh, no.  Is he naked again?
    D:  They both don’t have any pants on.  They were sitting on the end of the bed so all I could see was from the waist up.  Apparently they took their pants off.
    K:  What did I tell you? 

    The best part. They probably took their pants off 45 minutes before. For what reason? No one knows. Who wants to even go there?

    (oh, and if you are still waiting for all your free stuff I’m supposed to send you from past contests (HI, MELISSA!!), I’m going to send out all that stuff on Friday. You kids are so nice for being so patient!)

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    1. Karen says:

      Ha! It’s some odd sort of tunnel vision dads have. My hubby would’ve known what the kids were doing, however would have no clue how the entire room had been turned completely upside down. And how could he possibly be able to pick up after them when he was busy playing with the kids?!

      February 28th, 2008 at 5:41 am

    2. adrienne says:

      that’s exactly how it works in my house – he might be in the den with the kids, but my husband doesn’t pay the slightest bit of attention.

      February 28th, 2008 at 7:47 am

    3. susan says:

      I am SO going to make my husband read this entry. We were discussing this very thing last night… how he might be home with the kids, but doesn’t have a CLUE as to what’s going on.

      February 28th, 2008 at 8:00 am

    4. Mark says:

      Hmmmmmm what’s next in the logical progression, teaching them to spell their names in the snow?

      What’s better the iPod or the Cone of Silence?

      February 28th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    5. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah says:

      Okay, but in his defense, he could be listening to “Animal Farm” or watching another rerun of Go! Doego, Go!

      I’d go with the Animal Farm too.

      That being said… you should be able to SEE when you aren’t listening.

      February 28th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    6. Manic Mommy says:

      What’s your point? He was with them. You were on the couch with the Cake Lady.

      I just told my son (who would love to be velcro’d to me) to va via! I need to go make it up to him. Bad, bad, Manic Mommy.

      February 28th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    7. Jen Zug says:

      When Bryan “puts the kids to bed,” he falls asleep “snuggling” with them, and they end up running around and i have to put them to bed anyway.

      BIG HELP honey, THANKS!

      February 29th, 2008 at 8:30 am

    8. bulhaa says:

      thats dads for ya.

      February 29th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

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