So excited! Thanksgiving may just be my favorite holiday. No Elf on the Shelf causing me undue stress, no bunny or old man breaking-and-entering our house, no kids changing their minds about their costumes every nine minutes… just a time to be thankful for family, bottomless mashed potatoes, gravy oozing from my pores, and my old maternity pants. Hope everyone has a great holiday!
-Candy (who’s making a not-so-dramatic return to writing on The Laughing Stork next week, once I kayak my way out of the mashed potatoes)
Because the only thing more fun than gorging ourselves this holiday, is making our kids groan with embarrassment and throw us an exasperated eye-roll…
1. DO wear a ridiculous turkey sweater.
It’s almost that glorious time of year when we gorge ourselves and give thanks for elastic waistband pants! And there comes a moment on every Thanksgiving when moms can’t help but put an arm around the turkey and whisper, You and I are totally sympatico, dude. …No? That’s just me? Well, perhaps after reading my list of similarities, you’ll feel more inclined to share a beer with your turkey this year, too.
#1 – We’ve both had hands shoved in places where the sun don’t shine.
A potentially life-or-death guide for kids (and husbands) who attempt to approach Mom in the midst of her first cup of coffee:
After multiple requests, I’ve actually created the mug — you can buy it here! Enjoy, my fellow tired, coffee-guzzling mamas.
“Sorry, kid, this one’s taken.”— The Cat
Before the Oscar nominations and trips to “sex rehab,” celebrities were just innocent babies in search of their next hit of oatmeal, as we all were once upon a time. See if you can guess the famous faces behind these baby/kid photos…
Finally! Scientists have been able to identify what, exactly, is on the mind of a mom while she’s behind the wheel…