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 “Secret Subject” is:
It was submitted by: The lovely Miss K. @ Searching for Sanity
You are asked to design a new toy in time for Christmas this year. Describe your awesome new plaything.
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
Producer/Director: Eldest Child
Writer: Eldest Child
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!
Cheers to the creative, sarcastic kids. They make my world go 'round.
Happy Weekend, friends
Happy Weekend, friends