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A Grand Award Bestowed

My gracious friend Kia granted me this beauty yesterday, and am so puffed up with pride I can hardly write:

I haven’t been this titillated since I was lauded with the “Kick Ass” award!

Like so many things in life, this accolade does have rules, and while I’m somewhat surprised Kia is actually following them, I firmly believe it is only because this award was granted by an actual MALE blogger:

1. Say one nice thing to a man in your life.

“I think you look rather fetching with your ski bib unzipped like that.”

The explanation:

Tonight H and I dragged out the old ski clothes for the surprise ski trip.  H has a conference in DC, so we are taking the boys, and then on the way back going to West Virginia to, at the very least, play in the snow.   (These are South Georgia boys and they’ve only seen snow once.)

Well, anyhoo, tonight we were trying on the ski clothes we haven’t worn since we had children and I’ll admit I was unable to bring my own ski pants over my thighs.  But that’s a childbirth thing, right?  I mean my hips spread to allow a child to be born, correct?

Well, H’s ski bib will not zip over his tum-tum.  (That’s what three babies did to him.)  He’s decided to wear it unzipped to his waist and cover the non-zipping portion with his metallic ski jacket.

The pictures should be grand!  Just wait!

2. List at least six ways that you measure success in your life (or for your blog).

1.  The van pulls out of the driveway and every child is wearing shoes.

2.  I manage to wear my extended wear, two-week contacts for eight weeks without contracting an eye contagion.

3.  I actually cook a perfect poached egg.

4.  At least one person reads this blog and leave a comment.  Yeah!  I’m not alone!

5.  My seven and eight-year-old boys can name the steps to salvation without thinking and my three-year-old has memorized the Fruit of the Spirit and the Lord’s Prayer.  Of course, I can’t claim that as my own success…

6.  My husband and my children still think I’m sorta fun.

3. Assign this award to six other blogs and leave them a comment telling the blogger that you’ve assigned them this award.

I’d love to award this to some people but it wouldn’t be prudent.  (You know who you are!)  There are so many others, and this is a hard call but I’m pressing forward with:

Bon Bon Gazette

Crazy Jugs

The Red Clay Diaries

Blue Monkey Butt

Down to Earth Mama

Van Pan (Finally a manly award you can actually flaunt!)

If you are a tad squeamed out by the award, just ignore it.  I never mean to offend!

Posted on 3 December '08 by , under Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

8 Comments to “A Grand Award Bestowed”

#1 Posted by Kia (GoodEnoughMama) (04.12.08 at 09:36 )

I always wear my bi-weekly contacts for at least 8 weeks, too. We’ll be blind twins one day!

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#2 Posted by jaden (04.12.08 at 11:06 )

HAHA, me too! I wear mine until I can FEEL that they need to be changed. This can’t be good…?

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#3 Posted by Patty O. (04.12.08 at 12:54 )

That’s great. I am really impressed about getting shoes on all the kids. Do they have socks on, too? Just this morning I shoved Char’s feet into her cowboy boots sans socks so we could get Danny to school on time. She was still in her pjs and night diaper. But, hey, she had footwear on and that’s all that counts, right?

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#4 Posted by goodfather (04.12.08 at 18:18 )

Great list! I lol’ed at the kids wearing their shoes when your van leaves the driveway. My daughter is an artist at removing her shoes during the trip, heheh.

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#5 Posted by Peanut (04.12.08 at 22:21 )

I’m with you on 1, 4, and 6. Haven’t tried 2 or 3 and I’m working on 5!

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#6 Posted by Steph at the Red Clay Diaries (04.12.08 at 23:42 )

Love your answers. I can relate on so many levels. 😉

And thank you for passing the award on to me! I’ll enjoy doing it!

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#7 Posted by FringeGirl (05.12.08 at 16:49 )

LOL! You certainly get your money’s worth out of those contacts. Good for ya.

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#8 Posted by Mrsbear (05.12.08 at 19:50 )

I got one of these from Kia too, it makes me feel very manly. And yes, all the kids wearing shoes when we pull out of the driveway is most definitely success. Congrats on the testosterone laden acclaim. 😉

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