HER: (exhibiting genuine interest) ”Whatcha looking at, Mama?”
ME: (channeling a crappy mom by not turning away from the computer and dismissing the question) ”Nothing.”
HER: (regurgitating my ‘mom words’ back to me) ”It’s not nothing if there’s something on the screen, Mama. What is it?”
ME: (still attempting to preserve my dignity and change the subject) ”Just a little contest Mama’s in.”
HER: (exhibiting more genuine interest that I don’t deserve) ”A contest for what?”
ME: (giving in since she already knows her mom is a goofball who dons a ketchup costume twice a month in public anyway) ”Oh, it’s just a contest to pick the Top 25 Funny Moms on a website called Circle of Moms.”
HER: (leaping up excitedly) ”A contest?!!? Wait! I’ll be right back!”
I’m just a regular mom. And that means sometimes I want to pull my hair out and run screaming from the house when my kids are driving me nuts. And other times I wonder what on earth I did to deserve such amazing little people who are actually interested in me and who want to help me with my
half-baked, softheaded shenanigans intellectually stimulating projects.
Such was the case with Vivien last weekend when she heard about the Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Moms contest.
Three hours later …
“I want you to win, Mama,” she said, handing me a stack of drawings she’d be working on in her room to help me in my quest to make you laugh.
Truth? Yes, they made me laugh. They also made me cry a little. That she’d give up a big chunk of her weekend to help out her old lady … well I don’t think I was that good a daughter when I was a kid. (Let’s see if my mom takes the bait when she reads this post.)
So anyway, without further ado … I give you the first of the ODNT, Jr. Vote for My Mom for Top 25 Funny Moms original creations. This one is entitled “Herve’s Black Seed Brownie Recipe.”
It centers on the ever-growing hamster in this household and his favorite delicacy. Which we recently learned leads to morbid obesity in rodents. (Yep. That’s a thing.)
But, ODNT, how do we vote for you?
Three Easy Steps:
Scroll down to Old Dog New Tits. God willing, I’ll still be in the Top 25 when you do.
Click “vote” next to Old Dog New Tits.
And it wouldn’t suck if you also voted for my friends, According to Mags and Hot Mess Mom while you’re there. They’re both funny ladies of whom I personally I am a big fan. You can actually vote for as many people as you like. Once every 24 hours. Until February 13. Per device. Or so they tell me.
Fine, ODNT. We’ll vote for you and your friends. EVERY BLASTED DAY until February 13. But what’s in it for us, fool?
As my way of saying thank you for taking a minute of your time each day … and having every person you’ve ever known do the same … I wanted to share a YouTube clip of my favorite dancing hill person, Jesco White.