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Thursday, June 18, 2009


Would be AWESOME!

Because then I could donate it to the Save-a-Mom Charity of which I am the sole benefactor. Or I could just hire quality service people to take care of all the crap around the house the Hubby and I are too lazy, too tired, or too unskilled to tend to.

For example, someone really needs to come clean this place up (too lazy, too tired, & too unskilled). And, we could seriously use a lawn service to straighten out this landscaping "situation" we've developed (simple lack of skill on Hubby's part, of course). And, last but not least, a little assistance in the child watching department (let's call this one too tired, although it could possibly fall under all listed categories) would also be nice.

While my financial capability to acquire experts in the above categories is virtually nonexistent, there are some things I prefer not to do without.

Like, pest control.

In my opinion, a home should be pest free at all costs, and I believe this to be nonnegotiable.

It's like satellite TV; I can not live without it.

So, when the tiny bastards ants began to invade my home earlier this spring I dialed up a national pest control service I'm sure everyone has heard of to send one of their technicians out ASAP.

He came (way to early). He saw (way more than he bargained for). And, he conquered (actually, he didn't).

Here is my thank you note to him.

Also, before I forget, please go over to My Mimi Pie whose owner (Erika B.) supplied me with the most beautiful stationary. So, CUTE (as you can see), and she has some perfect princessy designs if you happen to have someone who is into that at your house:).

Thank you, and you're welcome.

Card reads: Dear Pest Control Person, Thank you for showing up at my home an hour before our scheduled appointment. I hope I didn't scare you with my uncombed hair, my unbrushed teeth, and my unclothed body; my bad. Also, I realize that you were called out primarily to treat an ant problem, but I think snakes also qualify as "pests" so not sure why you were running from my yard screaming like a school girl. Oh, and for the record, the ants are actually NOT dead yet, so looks like we're gonna need to reschedule. For an AFTERNOON appointment. XOXO, Dumb Mom

Thanks again Mama Kat for the weekly inspiration! And, if I was really gonna donate money to a charity it would definitely be the National Kidney Foundation.


Anonymous said...

I love this post idea!!! I hope he comes back...

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

You are hysterical.

Two things...

We own a snake so your yard snake wouldn't scare me!!

And I'll come clean for you. I am a bit anal in the cleaning department. I do it all the time!!

Hallie :)

Book title (that I forgot to mention on my blog but have since added - Key of Valor - Nora Roberts.)

Doodles said...

I love love love your sense of humor just what I needed this week.. your great. I will be following you from now on.

Shannon said...

love your hand-written thank you notes.... they keep me smiling throughout the day! :)

Kathy B! said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your pest issues :( One of the houses we built (we don't have multiple but we have built two of our homes over the years) was built on a giant ant colony and they would come up through the concrete slab and out the baseboards. It was a catastrophe. I can't remember if we eve won that battle or if we just moved...

Kekibird said...

Ahahahahh!!! Love that note. And I wish I could have seen him running like a little girl. Could have made my month!

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

I wish I could run. I can walk for days but I can't run a mile.

Foursons said...

Yup, I need a fund like that too!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree that pests should be non-negotiable. They need to stay out. Shouldn't pest control people give some sort of guarantee?

Life with Kaishon said...

How did you get so funny? : )

Jen said...

I want to be part of that save the mommy charity. ;)

That's Who I Am said...

Saying Hi from SITS...oh my I love the note the pest control...that is too funny. Think I might have to do that for the cable people lol!!

Helen McGinn said...

*LOL*! I guess if you're scared of snakes then pest control maybe isn't the business to enter into.
Helen xx
p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh man, i never knew what the heck a poke was!

Holly Noelle said...

When I saw this posts title my first thought was running.

Wussy pest control technicians are way funnier.

Gibby said...

That card is hysterical!

Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.
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