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Friday, April 13, 2012

Weird? Define, "Weird"

In case you missed my newsflash/jumping up and down/skywriting...I am officially one of Circle of Mom's TOP 25 Funny Moms!  I came in #20 but I'll take it.  Thank you SO MUCH to ALL of you who voted over, and over, and over, and over...again.  I am satisfied that we squelched the hopes and dreams of far funnier moms by desperately working the system to maintain a position on top!  WOOT! WOOT!

Part of winning is they interview the winners and post our answers. I expected questions like "What inspired you to start blogging?" or "How did you choose your Blog name?" but no.  Circle of Moms asked us some questions that really made us think, well, made ME think.  Here is one of them. 

What's your child's weirdest habit?

Um...define "weird." Other people's "weird" often seems totally normal to me. Meanwhile, MY kind of "weird" might worry experts in the medical's so hard to judge without a basis for comparison but I'll try: My oldest daughter quacks. All of the time. She's 12. She quacks "hello," She quacks "goodbye"...she quacks when she walks (think "The Penguin" in Batman) and in a variety emphatic levels to alert us as to how she's feeling and whether or not she approves of something. It's weird. But is it any weirder then the fact that I answer her by quacking in return?? My son likes to regale us with his medical ailments. He's 8. The latest is that his "instep is bothering him." Yes. His "instep." He's like an old man from Miami. He even loves Denny's. And his twin sister? Well, that wouldn't be fair. She was recently diagnosed with OCD so where would I start. It could be her need to walk on her hands everywhere (seriously...walk ON her hands!) or it could be that she has to kiss each of my shoulders before she goes to bed. Maybe it's her collection of tiny lanyard clippings...

Other questions included naming our three favorite blog posts ever and asking us where we go when we need a laugh.  There was a third question, "What's the strangest gadget for kids you've ever seen?" but I gotta tell ya...that stumped me.  I think if I was an alien and landed on this planet that wipe warmers would surprise me, but who's to say...

To see who else is a TOP 25 Funny Mom and read everyone their answers to these probing questions,  go to

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