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About me: I'm 42 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 9-year-old Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Friday, October 3, 2008

In Mama's Mulletville, you'll get hair and buck teeth if I damn well feel like it

Chuck liked the new header I designed but he had some questions, like where was his mullet?

I love that my husband wants me to draw a mullet on his head.

Tragically, I had to tell him that he doesn't have hair. In real life or in Mulletville.

Then he wanted to know where his crown was? I told him that I gave myself a crown. It’s my blog and I’m my own frog prince.

He did need some kind of head dressing though. So yah, I did him up Viking style.

While we’re on the subject of hair, or lack thereof, I took Junior to the park yesterday after work. We were talking to the ducks (Junior does this kind of throat honk that's really cute) when a bald dude walked by. Junior stopped and very seriously whispered “Dada.”

Outwardly, I had a good laugh but inside I was seething. The little shit says “Dada” nonstop. He also says “whoah,” “boom,” “buh-bye,” “illy” (for kitty), "baby," "out," and “hi-ey.” The one word he has yet to utter?

“Mama.”

But I’m not bitter. I definitely have not considered drawing my frog child with snaggled teeth, a crater-like head, and minscule eyes, like this:



Nope, because a mother’s love is never, ever petty.

Did you hear that Junior? Did you just hear what mama said? Mammamamamaamamamamamama.

Little peckerhead.

6 comments:

harrietv said...

Only infants say "ma-a-a" automatically. Bigger kids learn that you don't have to say "mama" because she comes whether you call her or not.

If it's any consolation, mine are in their late thirties, and I'm still "mommy." Eventually they learn the word.

Petra said...

Now I have days when all I hear is "mumma, mumma, mumma" over and over again and I wish she would un-learn it!

LOL, no, just kidding.

But I'm not.

Meredith said...

My son is 2 1/2 and he is saying everything except mama and papa. I understand how you feel.

Dto3 said...

That's interesting. My children came out of the womb calling me, "Father, oh father - great man of my life." I really don't understand what your problem is. Sounds like you are being petty. The kids sounds like he's highly intelligent. Just look at all of those words he speaks. Women - always wanting more. . .

Frogs in my formula said...

That's interesting C3PO, I heard that when your kids came out of the womb you were passed out on the floor b/c of your sensitive stomach. Hmmmm.

Dto3 said...

OK FIMF, I'm actually crying I'm laughing so hard at your snippy retort! I, of all people, should realize...those living in glass houses should not have gravel in their flower beds!