Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Zest & Zeal of Motherhood ~ A to Z Challenge

My A to Z Challenge. 
What I'm doing: OFF the CUFF ~ Basically, I'll be keeping posts short and writing about whatever moves me~themes, inspirations, causes, and silliness. I'll stick to my normal posting of Mondays & Wednesdays (possibly an occasional other day), highlighting the appropriate letter for said day. But I will visit blogs throughout the week. I am looking forward to reading your words!


So I thought I'd exit this year's A to Z Challenge with some ZESTY humor to show you that my almost twenty-one-years of motherhood has not stolen all my ZEAL


First up ~ The Angst of the Toilet Seat
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Set the scene: We only have three kids ages 7, 3, & 1 at the time. I'm putting 1-year-old for a nap and hear a bellow from the half bathroom. #2nd child--who's head is still too dang big for his short body--was on the toilet and leaned forward to play with his huge firetruck that he brought into the bathroom with him. His gigantic head was too heavy for him to hold up, and its weight pulled him towards the floor. Only ... um ... his 'thingy' got stuck between the toilet seat and the porcelain, stretching the freaking thing out. You should have seen it. It was bleeding, black and blue, and ... OMGosh ... try explaining that one to your pediatrician. (NOTE: Luckily for us, our pediatrician knew our 2nd child well. His mischievousness had already gotten him into so much physical trouble, he was a regular in her office. I could write a book about him alone. We dubbed him Denis the Menace.)


Second for today ~ High Aspirations 
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Mom: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
4th child/10yr-old: "I want to be the forty-year-old creeper in the basement designing video games and living off YouTube."
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Lastly ~ Youngest Child's Broadened Mind
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Set the scene: I'm in the kitchen preparing dinner. The time is during the last presidential race. A political commercial airs. It's message is encouraging voters to head out to the polls to vote. 
4th Child: Mom?
Mom: What?
4th Child: Are those polls like stripper poles? 


I have many, many more Sherisms to share with you from my twenty years of motherhood. So stay tuned! It's been a pleasure sharing this year's A to Z Challenge with you. 

Until next time .... Have any interesting stories either you or your kiddos have done? 


I do have one other surprise for today, although it doesn't have to do with the A to Z. Those who know me know I LUV supporting my fellow author. A while back, I released a review for KEEP YOU FROM HARM by the talented Debra Doxer. Today is her cover release day for book II in the series. I just had to share for her. 

ADD to your GOODREADS

To Have and to Harm (The Remedy Series) by Author Debra Doxer 
Cover Design: Okay Creations 
Release Day: JUNE 10TH 

 About the Book: She kept everyone from harm, except herself… Raielle’s life was shrouded in secrets. Her power was a secret and so was her past. When she came to Fort Upton, everything changed. She discovered her family, and she found the boy who would own her heart forever. But it couldn’t last. Knowing so little about her power nearly destroyed her. She had to leave and break both their hearts.

Now she’s back in California, and she doesn’t have to hide who she is anymore. But there is no relief in that because she’s drowning in regret. She knew it would take a miracle or a sin to save her, and there was no miracle. Her survival came at too high a price. She found her father, but she can’t go back to Lucas until she finds redemption. 

 She saved him. Then she left him… 

She came out of nowhere and changed him forever, then she disappeared and left him reeling. Her whole life, she never had anyone who really loved her. Until him. Did she think he wouldn’t come for her? Did she believe she wasn’t worth it? 

 Lucas leaves everything behind to follow Raielle. When he finds her, she’s a pale shadow of the girl he remembers. Her power is betraying her and so are the people around her, but one thing hasn’t changed. She selflessly wants to save the world, and he just wants to save her. 

With more secrets to uncover and dark truths to face, Raielle and Lucas must make sacrifices to be together again. But in the end, will those sacrifices bring them closer together or tear them apart? When he’s forced to make the ultimate sacrifice, will she turn her back on everything she believes in to save him again? 

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~ This book is intended for mature readers due to sexual situations and strong language. ~ 

 And now, what you’ve all been waiting for!!! Debra is give away a signed set of her Remedy Series! Enter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

17 comments:

  1. Funny stories that made me chuckle. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

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  2. Haha What a great way to finish the challenge!

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  3. That sounds hilarious (and painful). I keep threatening to buy bubble-wrap suits for my two menaces.

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    1. Haha! As you've just read, I can totally relate. Kids are funny, aren't they? They keep us young.

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  4. Haha!! Loved your stories, especially the 40 year-old creeper one! Your kids sound so funny! I'm horrible about remembering funny things my kids say or do. I need to be better about writing them down.

    Happy Z day! Yay, we survived the challenge! :)

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  5. I love this! I'm not a mom but I have heard and witnessed many hilarious things from my nephews. :)

    Congratulations on finishing the challenge!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! Nephews are pretty cool, too, huh? I have more nieces, though. Kind of weird for me. Totally different ballgame there. lol

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  6. You can't top those growing up years! I'm impressed that you could go back and pull up so many great moments! Congrats on those 21 years.

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  7. Whoa! Things I missed by not having kids.
    Congratulations on completing the Challenge!

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    1. Yeah. But I think I hear a bit of sarcasm, there. LOL

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  8. Oh my goodness! Poor 2nd child! And that's funny what the 4th child said!

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    1. Child #2 will NEVER live that story down. I'm sure someone will bring it up during his wedding reception, someday. Haha!

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  9. Owch! And boy do you have some kid stories!

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    1. I've had more people (local friends), who've told me I should write them in a book. Honestly, I had the most active kiddos. It was just crazy. I can't totally blame them. Think they inherited it.

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  10. Oh these made me laugh! Those kids certainly keep things interesting. Awesome job completing the A-Z Challenge!
    ~Jess

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    1. Well, I'm glad they gave you a laugh. I've done my job for today!

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  11. Such funny stories! We've had our share of laughs in our four child household. My 21 year old is graduating from COLLEGE this month. How does that happen so fast? Our son has leave from the Navy for it and I can't wait for us all to be together again. You strive to raise independent, capable children - and then regret it as soon as they leave to live an independent life ;)

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