I felt inspired this Mother’s Day to record a special song for you guys. Blame it on our attempt to celebrate the weekend by dining in public with our children. I know- what were we thinking? This song is for all you mamas who enjoyed your special day by trying to prevent your children from squirting ketchup into your bra. May I present: The Mother’s Day Blues:
Please forgive the sub-par guitar accompaniment; I had approximately five minutes alone to practice it. I hope it brightens your holiday- feel free to share with all your frazzled mama friends!
This post is in lieu of my usual weekly wrap-up, so here goes:
This week I wrote about how my daughter always comes up with big ideas right before bed (tonight it was a Mother’s Day nail salon- for real.) and how I feel like a jerk for crashing her plans: Helping Our Kids Cope with Disappointment
Then I wrote about how I was lazy about losing my baby weight, due to my fondness for cookies and ice cream: Why I Took My Time Losing My Baby Weight
I was thrilled to join the Mile High Mamas during their month of Mother’s Day celebration, and shared how I feel like an Un-Fun Mommy.
I wrote about my amazing experience as part of the Listen To Your Mother Denver cast this past Tuesday. Everything went perfectly on the big night: read all about it.
The HerStories Project had two new posts this week: our first friendship essay on the new website, by the talented Nina Badzin. Read The Case for a Friendship Break. We also introduced our first expert, child development specialist and parenting coach, Patience Bleskan. Read our interview with Patience.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mamas! I will leave you with my wish for all of you today:
Perfect song!!! Seriously Stephanie, we have already had the conversation on taking our fate into our own hands when we take the kids out to dinner, but the song truly put a smile on my face. Thanks for that and truly needed!! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!! 🙂
Thanks Janine! I knew you’d relate to this experience! Happy Mother’s Day to you too, friend!
OH. MY. GOSH! THAT. IS. AWESOME!!!! That has to go viral. Oh man, that is so funny and so good. I LOVE IT!!!!! I have to go tweet it and share it and stuff.
Thanks for doing your part to help it go viral, pal! I am so glad you liked it!
OH MY GOSH THE BEST SONG EVER! So love this, so love that you could fit every part about a mother’s day outing in one song! You rock! Literally.
Jen, thank you so much! And thanks even more for sharing it- I really appreciate it!
Didn’t I tell you about get even time?
How I loved the song. I appreciated even more that you slept in past 7 and you had a Mother’s Day spa gift card. What a hubby! What a daughter and wife!
No, I made that stuff up. I did sleep in past seven, but the spa gift cards were just a nice idea. Sorry for the confusion. 🙂 And clearly, I got stuck sitting by the most annoying child at dinner. :/
I love you. Huge. Huge. Huge. Was heading to bed and got your email notification. You are awesome and this should SO go viral. Plus? Your voice is exactly as I imagined in my head. <3
Ohhh, I’m feeling all gushy now! Thanks, friend! And yeah, in light of our recent conversation about “going viral”, I will keep my fingers crossed. HA. And thank you even more for sharing!
PS Shared all over the place. Awesome.
My GOD!!! Get this on iTunes RIGHT NOW. It will be double platinum within a week. This is the funniest thing EVER!!! LOVE IT!! Happy Mother’s Day!! –The Dose Girls
Oh yay! I am so delighted that you liked it! Hmmm…iTunes…now there’s an idea!
Great song!! I really love it! And wow, you just came up with it in five minutes? Impressing!!
I just turned this up and Claire, George and I were all dancing to this song…and laughing! Great!
I love family dance parties- glad I could be a part of it! Thanks for sharing, Rachel!
Love the song Stephanie!! What a great way to start my week with a smile!
Thanks Dana, and I am so enticed by your post title in commentluv, can’t wait to check it out!
I don’t know which I enjoyed better, your singing or the humor! Both were excellent, Stephanie!!! I just might think of some piano accompaniment to go with that. Happy Mother’s Day!!! Awesome!!
Thanks Michelle! I have the piano accompaniment in my head…would have loved some backup!
Fuckin’ awesome Steph! Love you!
Glad you liked it, friend! 😀
Loved this!! (And you have a beautiful voice too!)
Thanks Emily! I’m really glad you liked it!
Wow, Stephanie, you do have a great voice! I knew, of course, that you must be able to sing, but I was still surprised by it! I can’t believe you just “came up” with this song on the fly…
Thanks! I’m blushing!
I’m not even a mom, and this had me in stitches. More of this, please and thank you!
Thanks Michele! Maybe I will feel inspired again sometime soon… so glad you liked it!
Completely AWESOME! So simple and says it all. I wish I could say, I’d join you as a back up. For mother’s day I cooked, cleaned and watched about 15 minutes of the Hobbit until I felt exhausted and went to bed at 9:15 pm.
Sounds like a pretty typical Mother’s Day… Maybe in another decade we will feel relaxed and pampered on Mother’s Day?
I love the margarita line. My kids ALWAYS have to pee right when dinner comes. This was actually a very clever song– nice rhyming. I’m impressed.
THAT. WAS. AMAZING. How are you this good at so many things? I opened this over breakfast, but when I saw it was a video clip, I selfishly waited until my daughter was in bed and then ran right out to watch it. 🙂 I’m sharing this everywhere, my friend! Thanks for the giggle (but sorry about the whole restaurant thing – yikes!!!). Happy belated Mother’s Day! xo
SOMEBODY BUY ME SOME BOOZE!
THE KIDS DON’T WANNA SIT BY HIM!
Holy hell, woman, is there anything you can’t do?! You are one talented Mama!!!!!!!!!
High praise coming from you! Thanks a million, mama, and I’m so thrilled that you liked it!
I can’t believe I missed seeing this yesterday. Absolutely awesome! Love, love, love. 😀
Thank you so much! 🙂
Oh my word, that is hysterical!!! So witty you are, and to put it to music, and sing so beautifully makes you super-starrish. If I were a tweeting kind of gal, I would so tweet this. 🙂
I LOVE your Mother’s Day Blues. Thank you… it’s awesome.
PS – You eat your meals in 1 1/2 minutes? Talk about luxury. I think I get 30 seconds… tops.
Ha! That made me snort! And cheers, sister, to wolfing down your dinner! So glad you stopped by!
Great ideas. Feeling all kinds of love.
Steph, I am SO impressed. What a talent! Loved the song. Thank you SO much for linking up with our Humor Me! Blog Hop! This was excellent!
Aw, shucks. Thanks Terrye. Your first hop was a success!