Friday, May 7, 2010

Mothers of the Year

TV for breakfast, you pick the cartoon,
stuck in the Water Cycle all afternoon.

Juice boxes thrown on the floor in a rage,
bite marks on cribs like you’re trapped in a cage.

Hot dogs and macaroni for dinner again,
swallow back swear words and try to be zen.

No biting, no hitting, no spitting out food,
no whining, no crying, no being rude.

Pick them up, drop them off,
please don’t tell me you have another cough.

To the doctor’s, to grandma’s, to the library and back,
to the park and the playdates, don’t forget snacks.

Mommy has work, let me check this blog,
play behind the couch while I finish this vlog.

We’ve got this, no problem, it’s in the bag,
we’re proud, we did it, it’s time to brag.

Pop the champagne, crack open a beer,
cheers to all of you Mothers of the Year.

Happy Mother's Day to all the other moms out there!

PS: Head over to Matthew Rush's The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment today to check out his take on our query for LIAR SOCIETY! He's doing some really cool things over in that corner of the blogosphere...

56 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

Fun poem for a great subject. Props to all the moms out there!

Mononoke Tsunami said...

Hi Lisa and Laura. Matt Rush is my dad. He said I had to come follow your blog because he promised you guys new followers!

Kelly said...

Hi ladies. Matt is my man. He said to come follow your blog because he promised you at least 2 new followers. Now you have them.

Talli Roland said...

What a great poem - Happy Mothers' Day!

And thanks for sharing your brilliant query over at Matt's!

Carolin Seidenkranz said...

Oooh, I love the poem! Happy mother's day :D

Christina Lee said...

hehe--PERFECT!
HAVE a great weekend!

Alissa said...

Have a happy Mother's Day!

salarsenッ said...

Can fully relate! Great reminder as a mom and a daughter. Enjoy ladies!!

K. M. Walton said...

Funny poem and so true. Happy Mother's Day to you both as well.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Great poem! Have a fabulous Mother's Day!!!!!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Loved the interview over at Matthew's place. Thanks for sharing your awesome query.

Happy weekend! Don't make your mom arm wrestle on Sunday.

Kelly Lyman said...

Great poem! I actually forgot about Mother's Day. I told my husband that he could go golfing and his friends were so jealous. I wondered why he looked at me strange. He had to remind me what day it was!

Christine Danek said...

Great poem gals. Love it. Made me smile. Happy Mom's day to all you Moms out there.

Angela said...

Awesome poem. Here's to all moms out there--you rock!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

All moms have a great weekend and go to the spa or something! We can clean up after the kids another day :)

Lisa said...

Fabulous! Happy Mother's day ladies!

Kelly said...

Funny (and real) poem! Love it!
Have a fabulous Mother's Day weekend!
(from your newest follower) :)

Kristi Helvig said...

Love the poem and hope you both have a fabulous Mother's Day!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!

PJ Hoover said...

Happy Mother's Day right back!

Erica Chapman said...

Aw, great post! I read the one over at Matthew's too.

Happy Mom's day ladies ;o) You're both rock stars!

Dara said...

Great poem! I can't relate to it just yet, but I'm sure the day will come when I will. :)

Marsha Sigman said...

Awesome Poem!!!! For a minute I thought it was about my life.

I also think it is completely hysterical that Matt made his wife and kid follow your blog. That is true dedication.

Carolyn V. said...

Aw! It's all so true. Happy Mother's day you guys! =)

Southpaw said...

Great poem.

Sara B. Larson said...

Ha ha ha! ;D So true! Happy Mother's day!

Indigo said...

How cool is this? Thanks for the smile. (Hugs)Indigo

Laura Marcella said...

Hahaha, great poem! Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Lisa and Laura!!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I so resemble this poem :D
Have a fabulous weekend!

Elana Johnson said...

Happy Mother's Day, Lisa and Laura!

You guys are my heroes. :)

Krispy said...

I love your poems. Happy Mother's Day ladies!

Matthew Rush said...

YES! Four new followers since I made my GF and daughter follow you guys this morning. Together we rock like big boss awesomesauce. It also looks like Jaydee, CQG and Kelly MIGHT have come over from the QQQE, so if they did that's great too.

We'll get you wonderful gals to 1000 minions - er, I mean ... followers soon.

Laura Pauling said...

cute poem! And I love your query letter. Can't wait to read the book.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Happy Mom's day, you two! Great poem, and I was BLOWN AWAY by your query letter!! :-)

Sarah said...

Happy Mother's Day, guys! And your query letter rocks!

Jackee said...

And happy Mother's Day to you two... too... Anyway, I loved your poem and you definitely deserve props for all those things.

Have a lovely weekend!

Jemi Fraser said...

Happy Mother's Day ladies! Enjoy a wonderful weekend :)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Happy Mother's Day.
Loved the poem btw.:)

Lydia Kang said...

Nice poem! Happy Mom's day!

Kim said...

Happy Mother's Day to you two too! Hey, I think I just used every version of 2 out there. That should win some sort of prize!

MissV said...

kudos on the poem!

Loved reading your query over on TQQE this morning. Can't wait for your book to come out!

Angela McCallister said...

Happy Mother's Day, you two. Very artsy with the links. Love it!

PS - you got Matt a new follower, lol.

Janet Johnson said...

Great poem! It so describes it, doesn't it?

Loretta Nyhan said...

Great poem! Happy Mother's Day to both of you!

Katie said...

aww. What a fab poem! I picture you sipping a juice box and thinking, "hmm...Today I think I shall compose a poem."

HA!

But my most fave thing about reading your blog today is the post below this one. Oh. My. Gah! So durn hilarious!!! My fave line, "Congratulate yourself for going over Kody's head. Wisdom comes with age, bitches!"

ahhh.... Where have I been? I've missed my lila fix :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Loved the poem!! Happy Mother's Day to you!

I left you ladies an award today on my blog :)))

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Haha, fun poem! :-)

Hi Lisa and Laura,

just wanted to let you know that you have an award waiting for you here.

Have a great weekend :-) Stella

Kelly Bryson said...

Hey- Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You guys look like you're having fun. I think think it's smart to write with your sister bc my sisters automatically make me feel funny because we have so many jokes built up, just waiting to be shared! And I enjoyed the Mother's day poem.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Love it! Thanks. Happy Mother's Day!!

Kimberly Franklin said...

I love the poem. Happy Mother's Day to you two!! :)

Jen said...

Awesome job you two!

B.J. Anderson said...

Lol, love the poem! Happy Mother's Day!

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

Happy mother's day!

Gail said...

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Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Thanks for the lovely poem. So spot on, Mamas. I'm pretty sure I can relate to every line of that poem.

I'll be sure to stop by and check out the interview!

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