Saturday, May 10, 2014

Twas the Night Before Mother's Day

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Tomorrow is Mother's Day.  So I'd like to show you why, even though I am a mom blogger and "one of those Pinterest moms," I am still, first and foremost, a regular mom who does regular mom things.  And if that wasn't enough, I was in the mood for some rhyming...  

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Twas the Night Before Mother's Day

by Dyan Robson

Twas the night before Mother's Day and I would like to show you
That there are some things that I certainly don't do.

The paintbrushes are air drying by the sink with great care,
In hopes that I'll put them away, leaving the counters all bare.

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My boys are asleep in their very own beds,
While I zip through the shower, finally able to hear thoughts in my head.

And daddy is on the couch, and I on the floor,
He watches basketball, while I edit photos and more.

When out of my phone, there arose some vibrations,
Oh goody!  Another handful of notifications!

"Now Pinterest!  Now email!  Now, G+ and Facebook!
On twitter I'm not!  On Facebook again!  On writing my ebook!

To the dashboard of Blogger!  To write my new post!
Now dash away!  Dash away!  Here's what you miss out on most."

See, my kids think I am supermom and that is okay,
But I certainly don't want you, my readers, to view me that way.

Wait you think my house is actually that clean?
That's because I kick stuff into a corner when setting the scene.

And the stains on my carpet I make disappear
By using Picmonkey clone tool to keep it all clear.

Then there's the plants in my house that look just plain sad,
Hopefully my friend Lisha, who gave me the plant, won't be too mad!

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While me and the kids spend the day together in play,
The laundry waits to be folded some other day.

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Wait are those ski pants and a winter hat too?
And I even spot some books, a Christmas one or two.

And yes, I realize that it is now May,
So perhaps I should put those winter things away?

I also suck at dusting, take a look at the piano.
The grubby hand prints are a nice added touch, no?


And on a random Tuesday, I may play hide and seek poop with my boys,
Because really, in the eyes of a child, poop is better than toys.

On this particular day, during a midday toilet tryst,
I found a diaper in a drawer.  In the garbage was poop as big as my fist!

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Did I mention that this happened a few minutes before my piano student was due?
Good thing grandma and grandpa were here to help too.

Then there's the photo they took when said child unlocked the door,
Where toilet paper clenched between cheeks hung down to the floor.

I love blogging, but it takes a lot of work and time,
So hopefully you'll have noticed, through my awesomeness of rhyme,

That I am just a regular mom doing regular mom things,
Who just happens to blog about crafts and even DIY swings.

But on this special day, you'll hear me exclaim, before I put my laptop away,
"Happy Mother's Day to all and to all a good day!"



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26 comments:

  1. ADORABLE!!! I can not wait to read the rest of these! I am sharing tomorrow Early so other moms can smile like I did!

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    1. Thanks, Dayna! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  2. LOL - love that you put it all in rhyme!

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  3. Haha, so cute! I got "inspired" with a rhyme as well! I have a problem with my counters as well! Never any space on them! And don't even get me started on the plants--no pix because all have been thrown out, lol! Happy mother's day!

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    1. Oh my counters are a problem area in my house too! Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. Love it! Wish our parents were closer to help too!

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    1. Yes, having parents close by is awesome. I am fortunate to have my in laws and my parents close by. Happy Mother's Day, Amanda!

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  5. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have you to laugh and commiserate with some days! You're one of the strongest mommas I know!!!

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    1. Strongest?! I pale in comparison to your strength, Devany. But yes, what would I do without you?! Hugs to you and Happy Mother's Day!

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  6. Dyan! This was hilarious...and seems very similar to my house. Thanks for the fun rhyme and for showing us a bit about you.

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    1. Haha...thanks, Amanda! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

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    1. Thanks, Valerie and Happy Mother's Day!

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  8. Great idea Dyan! Thanks for suggesting this whole "mommy bloggers being real" post idea! I had so much fun writing mine - in fact, it was very cathartic! Loved reading the behind the scenes of your day and knowing we're all in a similar boat!

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    1. I'm so glad that you decided to participate! It's so nice to learn more about the people who write the blogs that I read and it was so nice to learn a little bit more about you. Glad you found it cathartic too! Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. I love it!!! Thanks for keeping it real.

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    1. Hahaha...keeping it real for sure! :)

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  10. You are a poet dear Dyan :) a good one. Enjoyed every word.

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  11. Omg this is the cutest post ever!!! It came out soooo good. I love the part about the notifications! SOO TRUE! And so happy to be such a big part of all of those notifications ;) Happy Mother's Day love!!

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    1. Hahaha yes you are a big part of those notifications! There were 46 messages from you and Devany for me to read this morning! Hahaha!!

      Happy Mother's Day, Blayne!

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  12. Awesome!!! I laughed right out loud at the diaper in the drawer! Thanks so much for the behind the scenes peek!

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    1. Hahaha! I had a good chuckle about it after the fact ;)

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  13. I love this Dyan!!! (my personal fav?... poop in the bin just pre piano lesson! hahahaha!!) Thanks for getting this great Mother's Day idea up and running!! Anna @ Kids Play Space :-)

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    1. Bhahahaha...yes even my parents are still asking about it a week later!

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