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Friday, July 17, 2009

This Week @ PBD

In case you are confused, I'm making a new acronym for my blog (b/c I got it like that) since I'm tired of writing the whole name out. We are gonna abbreviate it as PBD from now on (thanks, Mimi).

So, yesterday was a huge day for me, right?!

So many people came to Casa de Dummies and said all kinds of nice stuff about me, and the dudes (& even Dumb Dad).

I didn't get the impression that any of the well wishers were actually a mobile taxidermist sitting in a trailer in the Mojave Desert. Except this one comment...

Kidding! Everyone was normal, and sweet, and amazing!

SITS is such a great network for bloggers and I'm so happy that they picked me to be the featured blogger yesterday allowing me to share my knowledge (or lack thereof) with the world.

In other news, my dudes learned to swim this week!

This is a skill that #1 has been struggling to acquire for years.

Countless swimming classes have failed him in the past, and I literally thought that we would be the parents to the only teenage non-swimmer living in a lake oriented community.

I've had nightmares about the social abuse he would incur by never learning to swim. By being excluded (or being the only one whose mom has to chaperon, 'cause I'm not letting my non-swimming kid kick it at the beach unsupervised) from the various bonfires and boat parties for which this area is famous (okay, maybe not famous, but like tons of high schoolers around here know about it).

But, alas, my excuse for being there to witness my son's first kiss has been taken from me, because the kid is like a freakin' fish!

Gone are the days of him frantically flailing about the moment he travels a little too far towards the deep end and finds himself up to his ears in water.

No more whining, crying, and complaining because we suggest that he jump in the pool (instead of using the stairs to wade in).

The kid was doing canon balls yesterday! CANON BALLS!

And, #2 pretty much whipped the whole swimming thing too, but I sorta saw this one coming. You know, since he lives his life with anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better-brother-in-yo-face-sucka as his creed.

He saw Brother (what he calls #1 because he NEVER uses his name) was going to be labeled a swimmer this summer, and instead of allowing the kid one shred of glory, one minute to shine, he learned to swim too.

No effort, no struggle, no nothing.

Just, "Oh we're learning to swim now? Okay, I got this."

He's kinda awesome like that (almost makes up for the fact that he is also a temper-tantruming-verbal-abusing-brother-bullying-misfit. Almost.).

So, all in all, good week!

The blog was introduced to the world (thanks again SITSgirls).

The dudes learned to swim.

And, I met (in real life) some awesome local bloggers (Scary Mommy, Better in Bulk, Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom, and Barely Domestic Mama), with only minor incident: #3 did his public puddle drinking routine, again (pretty sure he uses this as a crowd pleaser b/c he likes the attention), and receive an overwhelming number of gasping, mom produced "NOOOOO!"s. Thanks for that, son. But, other than that #2 didn't punch anyone, and #1 didn't fall and break anything (and neither did I), so I think we made it into the cool Maryland Mom Bloggers Club, I think?!

Summer can officially end now.

27 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

Wow, that IS a big week! PBD works big time.

Life of a Stepmama said...

Love it, sounds like a fun filled week. How you explain your kids makes me hysterical!! I wish I had an ounce of your humor!!!

Kathy B! said...

I'm likin' the PBD...

I'm just glad everything is still standing over here after all the SITS traffic. It was like a stampeded through here yesterday!

Courtney D said...

Super big week! Congrats. I first came across your site yesterday through SITS and immediately added you to my reader! LOVE YOUR BLOG. You mentioned your in MD, DC metro area by any chance? Also, thanks for the links to the other local bloggers- can't wait to check them out too!

supah ~d said...

I just lurve how you write!
tHANKs for passing through..feel free to rubber neck.

d

survivinglifedaily said...

I can't believe your Hubby has to endure Gospel music at work!! I would definitely lose it! I'm sorry you won't get to witness #1's first kiss but theres always a chance you could go undercover and find a way to see it! I'm just sayin.

Michele said...

It's the day after the SITS party, but I'm still comin' back!

Hope you survive your busy week!

The Sassy Chef said...

Sounds like you had an exciting week! :)

I'm coming back for more from SITS, your post are very entertaining! in a good way of course!

Lisa Anne said...

Love the new name, always into shortening things when and where I can. Your kids sound like a blast. You have to read my post today about my family conversation last night. It's a good one.

Happy Friday fellow Sits-ah. Have a great weekend

http://smellthecoffeelisa.blogspot.com

Lee said...

Isn't it amazing that one day they just swim! Same deal with my Sassy Gal daughter. Last summer...7 years old...FINALLY! Now if I could just get life jacket floatie thingy off my 5 year old son, all would be good with the world!

My Sweet Side said...

stopping by from sits ! Enjoy the weekend.

Jamie said...

Congrats on your week! Lots of events. I love your writing style too awesome!! (Told you I would be back)

Lolli said...

Love the acronym! It really was a good week, huh? I can't wait for the next MD cool mom bloggers club meeting. I feel like I keep saying that....

Jennifer said...

I understand the whole swimming thing. We are finally making some progress and actually managed to get Baby Girl to jump in the pool yesterday (while we caught her). I'm so freakin' excited.

And... you got to meet Scary Mommy. I'm so freakin' jealous. I LOVE her.

Debbie in Nashville said...

I like the sound of PBD, very catchy. What a great week you have had!

Mama Karebare said...

what a big week cool u met local bloggers

Safire said...

Big week for you! I had fun meeting you guys too. :) But I still want summer to keep going...just for a little bit longer!

TR Hughes said...

Thanks for the visit. Again, congrats on your SITS day. I really get a kick out of your writing style...it's fresh, funny, and REAL. Always keep it real 'cause it makes you so hilarious and we can all relate to your revelations and antics!

Alicia said...

i'm still waiting for mine to master the whole swimming thing! and how fun that you got to meet up with all those fun girls!! i can't wait for vegas to meet everyone!

Pam said...

Congrats on the SITs. I had to stop by because any blog named Parenting by Dummies has to be good!

The Blonde Duck said...

Hooray for learning to swim!

Heather said...

I have to agree with you, MD bloggers do ROCK!! :) Your boys are so cute! Isn't it fun having 3 boys!?! Congrats to your boys and on your SITS feature!! Yay! I love your blog! I'll be back! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!!

melissa said...

you didn't recognize my blog because i changed the template header! it was me, @RockDrool and of course i've been to pbd! silly.
xo,
melissa

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Your little guys are a delight! I watched the video of your youngest (watching the monkey sing happy birthday and laughing at the end) several times. It defintely put a smile on my face. Good for your guys learning to swim.

When you visited you asked about mixed media. For me it means I take a picture, maybe paint on it, draw lines on it, add collage elements, scan it back into the computer, add more, subtract some...etc. I use more than one method or tool to create an image.

faemom said...

First, I prefer pBd.
Second, our #2 are exactly the same. With the whole one-up-manship and I have to be better. Evan learned to swim, and Sean's pissed that he can't automatically do it. No, dear, we call that drowning; stop smiling.

Helene said...

I'm down with PBD, yeah you know me. Okay, that was my lame attempt at humor...recall that old song "OPP". Moving on...

Isn't it so nice that the kiddos can swim now? My 4-yr olds took swimming lessons for 2 weeks and now they can finally swim and I feel such relief. It's nice to know they can jump into the pool and swim to the side on their own!!

Unknown Mami said...

Great week for you! I read about the meeting of the bloggers elsewhere. I can't believe the world kept spinning on its axis with all of you in the same spot.

Congratulations on your SITs day! You are a full blown celebrity mama.

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