Wednesday, December 28, 2011
For the second year in a row, I have been crowned #1 Mom! And this year it was a different daughter that gave me the title, so it must really be true., although last year I was World's Greatest Mom and this year it's just #1 Mom, so I guess that could mean #1 Mom in the USA or #1 Mom in Phoenix or #1 Mom that lives in our house. It's not easy being #1. I have a lot of competition out there who have been vying for #1 status as well, and it's difficult to quantify how one wins the coveted #1 Mom title. Is it the number of crafts one does? If that's the case, I should be #19, 388 Mom since I don't craft. Is it the tidiest, most organized home? That obviously cannot be one of the criteria. Is it the calmest, most even tempered one? I've lost it there too. Literally. So I guess the only way one gets this title is by being the #1 Mom for the child(ren) that she has. But here's the bonus this year. I was told by Chloe that ALL her friends think that I am the coolest mom. Of course, I probed for names. Who exactly thought that I was cool, because they were in for a big treat. She gave two names of her best friends and I knew I had done my job right. Because not only am I #1 Mom and Cool Mom, but I have been told by all my children that I am Mean Mom. I am the mom equivalent of Secretariat. I have won the Triple Crown. And I don't know if any other horse in history has gotten a title in another division, say, in dog racing, but I have been given two other notable titles: Fantastic Aunt (instead of Great Aunt because I have a great niece and great aunt sounds like Great Aunt Ethel who was o-o-old) and Fun Aunt, because I dance around like crazy with my nieces. I have to work on either Blake or Dillan to get another #1 Mom pen for Christmas this coming year. Since Dillan has less time to be at home and has the ability to read and make a purchase of that sort, I will work on him. So if he asks next Christmas what he should get me, you have your suggestion ready.