-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in a house somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Secret Subject Swap- December 2013

Hello, December!!. Ugh. We are still munching on leftovers! The tree is up and we are ready (not really) for snow. Hey, we did make it to December 4th before turning on the heat. That's pretty good by any measure. I hope you are all keeping cozy! For now, it's time for the SSS!


If you're a regular reader, you know that the Secret Subject Swap is a collaboration between various bloggers. We receive secret topics from a blogger in a secret e-mail and put our own spin on the subjects. The 11 blogs participating this time are listed at the end of this post. Go have a look and leave a comment. It will make my our day! :)

My “Secret Subject” is:


You are asked to design a new toy in time for Christmas this year. Describe your awesome new plaything.

It was submitted by: The lovely Miss K. @ Searching for Sanity     

All I have to say is, thank goodness I'm NOT a toy inventor. With my award-winning procrastination skills, I would invent some awesome Christmas toy in the 11th hour of Christmas Eve. Remember though, it would be awesome. That's the important part.

So, like most of my subject swaps, I consulted with the kids.
"If given the chance, what kind of awesome toy would you invent? I ask.
In unison they answer, "This is for your blog, isn't it?"

Hanging my head, I admit it. I'm all out of energy. We're having this conversation while I'm putting away the laundry and the three kids are crouched together watching the latest "Vines"on a cell phone. It's one of the few things they actually do together (beside wrestle for bubble gum and the front seat,) so I let them be.

As almost every mother has done in her lifetime, I backed out of the boy's room and stepped on the pointiest LEGO known to man. (More like sixteen, but who is counting?). It was about the time that I was pulling a red LEGO from the arch of my foot when my colorful language began to surface. As I was complaining, my mind moved to the dirty clothes in the hall, to the overflowing recycling bin, and to the fruit snack wrappers collected in a corner. That led to me reminding my children that I let them live with me. In a house. With a roof and heat.…and so on. You get it. Be honest. It has happened to you.

Perhaps it was the fear of my impending melt-down, which had become cackled cries as I was tripping over "some one's" boots. Maybe it was fear that our "within a one mile perimeter" neighbors would call CPS. Who knows.

But those children? Those messy, drive-me-crazy, 'won't-throw-out-garbage-if-it-isn't-theirs' kids? They must have remembered that the 25th of December is indeed coming. Maybe they realized I might go on a holiday strike or recalled that my body carried them for 27 months (combined, whatever.)

For whichever reason, those three children got together to create for me (and you,) "The perfect Christmas Present."
Enjoy the following video knowing those kids absolutely had my back for this month's swap.

Top Selling Toy/ Product of the 2013 holiday season: Mom Doesn't Need to Know Spray!

Every Child will want one. Buy yours now in time for Christmas Day. Guaranteed to keep a child out of trouble. $49.99

video
Credits:
Producer/Director: Eldest Child
Writer: Eldest Child

Cast:
Youngest, messy child: Youngest Child
Playing the part of Mom and Narrator: Eldest child

Disclaimers: Written and Recorded by the Middle child.

It's moments like these when I know that being their mother is totally worth it. Thanks guys.
Now, GO clean your rooms!

My favorite movie makers.

Thanks for the topic, Miss K.!

If you are interested in joining us for the next Subject Swap, you can visit its creator, the wonderful Karen @ Baking in a Tornado. She is an amazing woman. You can also read all about the swaps by clicking on the SSS icon on the side of my blog.

Don't forget to check out this month's talented participants!
    
Baking in a Tornado                                
The Momisodes                                     
Moore Organized Mayhem           
The Sadder but Wiser Girl                              
Crazy as Normal                                                 
Follow Me Home                           
Evil Joy Speaks                              
The Bergham's Life Chronicles                      
Juicebox Confession                                
Dates 2 Diapers                          
The Insomniac's Dream                      
                       
Cheers to the creative, sarcastic kids. They make my world go 'round.
Happy Weekend, friends
-Michele

26 comments:

  1. OMG I laughed ENTIRELY too hard at this! That was absolutely AMAZING! Twinnie, you have some talented kiddos there!

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    1. Thanks, Twinnie. Now, if I could just get them to brew a pot of French Roast… Haha. I laughed so hard when I saw the video. It's definitely a keeper. xox

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  2. Once again, you bring a smile to my face, and great joy to my heart. <3
    You and your kids are simply delightful. And, how grand that they had your back! Thank you for sharing your warm, fuzzy, family feels with the world... I for one, treasure it deeply. Love the family portrait... indeed, Santa has been good to you and the man. Miss you to the moon and back, girl. Love you, more. Stacy

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    1. Stacy, Thanks for always stopping by with such kind words. Hey, you were there by my side when this whole family thing started. I know, even way before. Santa has good lighting (covering up 43 year old wrinkle is quite the task :)
      I miss and love you too. I hope your holidays are moving along smoothly. -Shel

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  3. ROFL! This was GREAT! I laughed so hard! You have some real talent there in your house-obviously they get it from their mama. This made my day! :-)

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Lady. I can't wait to tell the kids that "I" won the internet today. Haha. The talent is all theirs, trust me :)

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  4. Oh my goodness did I ever get a laugh out of this one. Your home is filled with brillant and creative minds. You are blessed to have so much imagination and joy around you. I love the picture too.

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    1. Thanks, Kimmi. I was sweating over that prompt; over getting it done in time. I don't know why I didn't ask them to do one sooner. I got home from getting my hair done to find C's declaimer. I must admit there was pee involved. :) <3 you

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  5. Not only did I love this post, as always, but I just adore that your kids got your sense of humor. There is nothing more heartwarming, though, than seeing that your kids have your back.

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    1. My kids are so much quicker with their wit than I ever was. You're right though (as you've taught me), it ALWAYS feels wonderful to know someone has your back. Love you.

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  6. You and your kids are hilarious! This is SO good.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. They worked so hard on the video. Now, I'm wondering if their waiting to get paid...

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  7. I probably laughed entirely too hard!!! Love it!!! Your kids are fantastic!!!

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    1. Jules, I love that you laughed at this. That's my favorite kind of comment. That, and "eh". :) My kids saved me so I could make a hair appointment. My heroes, for sure.

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  8. Can I get a discount on the $49 price if I buy MDNTK spray (patent pending, I'm sure) by the pallet? I could see our family using a lot of it, although I think a couple of the things we'd like to use it for were mentioned in the disclaimer. Not so sure about all those side effects, either. I really should get a royalty for each unit sold since the name is something I say all the time so I must have a trademark on it by now. Good job putting our offspring to work on this one. After all, we do provide the roof and heat (well, the heat only since Dec 4th) so it's about time they contributed to your blog a little more. Anyway, another great post. I really like the pic at the end, I should put it on my FB page. Love ya!

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    1. If we had a pallet, the boys' room could possibly sparkle. Disclaimer Schlisaimer. When has that ever stopped us before? I like the word contribution…would you be interested in blogging my next post? Sorry, I liked that photo. When else do the kids actually smile in the same room? <3

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  9. that is an awesome invention and I think you would need to make one for daddies too...so mommy doesn't find out that they messed up too, LOL

    great video!!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! We should invent one for dads.A could use a spray to fix all of my junk too! :)

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  10. This was so cute!!! I sure wish they had this product out on the market, I could use it.

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    1. Right? I could use it myself before company comes over. I may need to put it in the air ducts, so it will cover the whole house :)

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  11. Well... I'm rocking along watching the video and I'm thinking: Man, I want some "Mom Doesn't Need To Know Spray."

    I'm also thinking: Dude is doing a great job. And then... The Disclaimer kicks in!!! PRICELESS!!! AWESOME!!!

    Well Done by ALL 3. Enjoyed, Slu

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    1. I had to pay them. What has the world come to? Thanks for the comment, they are some creative children, for sure. Did you watch the snow bowl and the ridiculous Monday night football? It's time for a new coach :(
      I'm still smiling…I see you have an addition to your family. Congrats!!
      -MM

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  12. I think you are onto something here--market this thing and make a fortune--heck, I'd buy it! The video is priceless and the family photo---wow, Michele--BEAUTIFUL! Merry Christmas to you and your family! XO

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    1. Heck, I'd buy it! I don't need to know anything that goes on around here. Can you imagine how happy we'd be? Merry, Merry Christmas to you, my friend. Enjoy those warm temperatures. It's snowing like crazy here today.xox

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    1. Thanks, Claire! I hope all is well at your home! xx

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