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    I had complete and utter faith that this man can care for my children while I’m gone

    July 15, 2008

    Then I went to mow the lawn last night.

    Kristen, why were you mowing the lawn last night?

    Because, Internet, this man will not stop until I sweat blood before I get on the Virgin flight on Thursday morning at oh-dark-thirty. He knows I owe him for those four days of freedom, also known as Blogher. But the man is going to make me pay until the bitter end. Do NOT be surprised if you see pictures of me rerunning the brake lines on his truck before Thursday.

    At least he’s subtle about it.

    “Hey, Baby, we are going camping.”


    So after YESTERDAY, I went outside and mowed the lawn when my husband got home from work. He said he would, and I quote, “watch the kids.” Pretty easy to do if one is in a backpack, right?

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    1. Mark says:

      I’m glad I turned the sound on and found out it was chocolate smeared all over the back of Dad’s head and his legs. For a second there until the sound came up I had visions of some other brown substance running out of the Baby’s diaper.

      July 15th, 2008 at 5:42 am

    2. Kia says:

      Minus the camping business, the baby looks exactly like my 1 yeard old Luke when I went into his room in the morning after he had been awake and playing in his crib. For forty minutes. In his own feces. Because his diaper leaked. Good times.

      July 15th, 2008 at 6:04 am

    3. Drinking for Two says:

      Your yard looks a LOT bigger than ours. I don’t feel so bad about having 3rd-trimester love of my life mowing our lawn.


      July 15th, 2008 at 6:47 am

    4. Brittany says:

      If you have chocolate they will come. . . and get messy!

      July 15th, 2008 at 6:59 am

    5. Amy says:

      That is so funny!! I can’t say that any of my kids have done that – well not yet anyway!!

      July 15th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    6. Meg says:

      Thank gawd it’s chocolate and not poo!

      July 15th, 2008 at 7:25 am

    7. Northwest Girl says:

      I was waiting for you to tell your husband it wasn’t chocolate.

      When my monkey was that age and in the backpack, she threw-up on her Daddy!

      July 15th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    8. the mama bird diaries says:

      Oh yeah, he’s totally got it covered.


      July 15th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    9. Wendalette says:

      Ditto the above statements; I was praying, “Please, don’t let that be poo!”

      That being said, the baby looked kind of stoned or dazed — not the result I’d have expected from chocolate. Was he ok? Stomach ache or just incredulous that he managed to get the candy while in the confines of the shoulder coach?

      July 15th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    10. Suburban Turmoil says:

      I concur. Better chocolate than poo. Not that I would know anything about that…

      Great video!!

      July 15th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    11. Sky says:

      Was that a Chocolate High?? Too cute!

      July 15th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    12. Shannon says:

      Laughing hysterically!!!!

      July 16th, 2008 at 5:37 am

    13. followthatdog says:

      Hilarious. Just imagine the mess when you return from Blogher…

      July 16th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    14. CFFG (Melissa) says:

      Great. Just great. Of course I’ll be blamed for the chocolate mess. I’m surprised The Boy didn’t scream my name when asked where the chocolate came from.
      At least it looked like the dark chocolate. Hey, it’s heart-healthy!!

      You’ll have to use your Flip at my office and we’ll sit them down in front of 20 lbs. of chocolate. That will make for a great video!

      July 16th, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    15. michellew says:

      I can’t make it to BlogHer unfortunately. But it’s probably just as well. I can totally relate to your post. If I were actually able to go, I am sure hubby would have me doing pretty much slave labor for at least a week before the event. And oh lordy the mess that would be there when I got back. I’d need another week to clean up. Good luck.

      July 17th, 2008 at 5:31 am

    16. bejewell says:

      Now I need a Hershey Bar. Thanks a lot.

      July 17th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    17. Carol says:

      OH. MY. GOD. I am so glad you told me to go watch that!!! It was hilarious. He was so CLUELESS!

      July 19th, 2008 at 8:09 am

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