June 21, 2009

Father's Day/Giveaway Winners


My husband had the BEST Father's Day ever. Our kids stayed up super duper late on Saturday night, so when they woke up at the crack of dawn on Sunday morning (because sleeping past 6am is a foreign concept at my house) they all were in awesome moods. After clogging the bathroom sink with homemade "pulp" (3 parts toilet paper to 1 part water) and three failed attempts of flushing the evidence down the toilet, they decided to bring the early morning festivities into our bedroom.

"Stop looking at me!!!!!" Camber screamed at her brother.
"I can look at you if I want to!" Cortlen yelled back.
"The bathroom sink is full of water," Kellen said authoritatively, "And it's spilling on the ground."

"Happy Father's Day," I said as my husband put his pillow over his head.

The day got better as the hours rolled on. Kellen ripped the Father's Day card that Camber made at school and Camber tripped and bruised her leg while chasing her brother down. For unknown reasons, Cortlen thought it would be fun to hurdle over my Father's Day gift to my husband (a large framed picture of the kids). Shockingly, he fell short and landed on top of the frame, splintering its edge.

"I kind of want this day to end," my husband said on the way to church. "Is that bad?"

My husband eventually got his wish...but not before Cameron wet through his diaper as we were taking the sacrament. My husband's suit was soaked and, after several minutes, began to smell...almost as bad as the farts that repeatedly emanated from the man sitting on the pew next to us.

We live over thirty minutes away from our church's meetinghouse, so driving home for a quick change was not an option. Neither was leaving church early, as I was teaching Sunday School the second hour and my husband was conducting another meeting the final hour.

It was cloudy, overcast, and cold when church let out, but we drove home with the car windows open.

"I need a shower in the worst way," my husband commented. No one disagreed with him.

When our family reconvened at the dinner table thirty minutes, three people complained about the food they were served and the fact that they were expected to use utensils to eat it.

"If I hear one more peep out of any of you," I warned, scanning the table with my pointer finger, "You're going to your room for a time out."

There was a moment of silence before someone let out a loud shriek. "AHHH!"

Knowing the consequence of his actions, the offender excused himself and went upstairs.

"Hey," Kellen asked. "Where's Dad going?"

P.S. All's well that ends well. After a quick breather and a handful of potato chips, my husband was back in the saddle, ready to take on and actually enjoy a dinner conversation that included a prolonged discussion of a scab on Camber's knee and fifty-four questions about the meal preferences of deep water sharks.

The life of a dad. Every dad to be exact.

Happy Father's Day!

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Plus, there will always be a next time.
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24 comments

sewsohappy said...

Awww! I guess we wouldn't have it any other way! Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

The Mom said...

Love the new look!

Sounds just like my Mother's Day!
Tiffany

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

What a day! But aren't they such a blessing? Pee and all?

WOW! My kids are like that no matter what time they go to bed!

Happy Father's Day!

Ruthykins said...

oh. my. heck! that's hilarious! how can anyone complain about their day when they have yours to compete with? thanks for making me feel a little better.

mummyof5monsters said...

lol, great post! Happy Fathers Day:)

Rosemary said...

Such a memorable Father's Day! and thank you for confirming that our household is as normal as yours ~ every moment is a thrill ride!
Nancy

Anonymous said...

father's day at our house started with the similar early morning (he gets to sleep in on weekends though) and fighting.... but then daddy left for a day full of umpiring baseball. He came home just in time to put the kids to bed - then I rushed out to do the grocery shopping.

happy fathers day.

~ Sarah

Helen said...

Hilarious! I love how your husband excused himself for time out...

Love the new look!

FYI though (wasn't sure if you knew this or not) I'm seeing a very large ad for condoms right now on your sidebar.... LOL!

Janae said...

Sounds as good as our house. We also had a mysterious flu (we think swine) show up for half our kids.

Jana said...

Oh my gosh! I just saw the condom ad and am trying to get rid of it!!!!I am soooooo sorry! I'm pretty picky which kinds of ads I let on my blog, but this one slipped through the cracks...I'm guessing under 'personal care' or pharmaceuticals or something. I'm working on it but I'm not entirely sure where it's coming from. Once again...my sincerest apologies for the um, well, whatever it is.

Janille said...

Cool. My husband's Father's Day consisted of an early morning church meeting, of which he slept part way through, a trip to the urgent care after the meeting, a long wait, a painful examination by a fortunately nice doctor with a sense of humor, large amounts of antibiotics for severe strep throat, and then, blissfully, a five hour nap.

I made him lemon bars.

Deanna said...

Oh, my heck! My face is sopping wet from the tears streaming down my face...I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!!!

Our Sunday we pretty close to that... Our kids screamed all through Sacrament and my husband went and sat in the car with them...when I was done singing a special musical number with the choir, I grabbed the diaper bag and skedaddled! We didn't have any other classes to teach, so we went home and EVERYONE was banned to a separate room for a three hour nap...

Why is it that Mother's Day and Father's Day is ALWAYS the WORST day??? Better luck next year!

P.S. - LOVE your blog...Thanks for sharing and keeping us all in high spirits!

Foursons said...

Yup, I think you pretty much summed up my Mother's Day last May. Only I am not so talented in putting it into writing. I L-O-V-E reading your blog!

Meagan and John said...

OI was going to respond before readin the comments but so glad I read the comments, specially the one pointing out the condoms ad, because heaven knows that ad was inspitation I would say as to how to prevent these days from happening--OK so that is mean, I actually have 1 child and would love more, but with that said, you can read about our glorious father's day at www.lewis4higher.blogspot.com after reading yours I don't think our father's day went too bad, the esperience I just had at the park though can trump your park experience.

Meagan and John said...

OI was going to respond before readin the comments but so glad I read the comments, specially the one pointing out the condoms ad, because heaven knows that ad was inspitation I would say as to how to prevent these days from happening--OK so that is mean, I actually have 1 child and would love more, but with that said, you can read about our glorious father's day at www.lewis4higher.blogspot.com after reading yours I don't think our father's day went too bad, the esperience I just had at the park though can trump your park experience.

April said...

Love the makeover!

Jaime said...

Those children in the blog post's photo CAN'T be the ones who you're talking about?! They are such angels! :) Your husband is a good sport, in any event.

mindij said...

That all sounded very familar...

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

I love when I get put in time out on Sunday afternoons.

MegT said...

Sorry, but that is hilarious. You are an inspiration to sassy moms everywhere

luvin' life said...

Wow! It feels so good to know that we aren't the only ones living this lifestyle. :)

Mark & Nicki Wintch said...

Sounds like a regular ol' Sunday at our house. Laughed so hard I think I gave myself a headache!

Cathryn said...

You are a fun writer to read.
Keep up the good work! I just found your blog while visiting another friends' blog and I appreciate the humor and candor!

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