February 27, 2009
I just got word that I am a finalist for Parent & Child Magazine's 2009 Mommy Blogger Awards!
I just about threw up when I got the email. What?! How?! Thank you to whoever nominated me; let yourself be known and I will send you an e-hug. Wow. What an honor!!!
I'm thrilled that this blog is in the running for this award for a number of reasons. I would be lying if I said that I didn't want the pat on the back (who doesn't?!). However, as time has passed, I've come to see The Meanest Mom blog as less the story of me and my life, and more a narrative about US and OUR lives.
When I starting posting tales of my daily adventures last year, I spoke only for myself. As I have learned through the emails you send me and the comments you post, it turns out (whew!!) that I'm not the only one whose days are punctuated with periods that are horrendous/embarrassing/downright awful in the moment, but pretty dang funny in the aftermath.
In short, what I've learned through this writing this blog and reading your responses to it is that what happens in my house happens in your house too. I'm not the only mean mom out there (thank goodness!); there are thousands of us....and we are EVERYWHERE! I am thrilled beyond words that that many mean moms (and dads, aunts, grandmas, and babysitters) have found their way here.
I feel like I'm running for student council all over again (and that's not a particularly good feeling) when I ask you to vote for me, but WILL YOU?
To vote, click HERE.
I've got some stiff competition from some very established and talented bloggers with huge readerships, so I'm going to need the help of ALL of you to get this blog into the top 5 and into the pages of Parent & Child Magazine.
How cool would that be?! Whatever the end result, I feel honored to be in presence of such greatness. Really. These mommy bloggers are amazing.
A horrendous tale of treachery, tantrums, and the side effects of subdividing my basement playroom with masking tape is on the docket for tomorrow.
Today-- please VOTE!