Weekly Wrap Up 8.19.12

This was our first week back to school and I spent entirely too much time searching for just the right glue sticks (no purple ones) and sitting around in my underwear watching television.  It was blissful!

Top Read Posts of the Week:

The Hubs' Ego - The Hubs thinks he can do anything.  Really.  Anything.  After I wrote this I realized I left so many things off the list:  winner of Top Chef, Olympic gold medalist (badminton or table tennis -your pick), CEO of any company - you name it, he can do it, and more.  This one might need a second installment down the road just to cover his newest ideas.  I also need to include so many reader's husbands.  Who knew we were all living with such amazing men?  They should get together for a weekend and solve all the world's problems.

This one was featured in the Huffington Post Comedy Section this week.

Yes Day - I Really Did It - I predicted our Yes Day would be expensive and full of junk food.  I am psychic.

This one made it into Huffington Posts' Best of the Mom and Dad Blogs This Week.

Back to School - Ahhh...do you hear that?  It's the sound of silence.

Open Letter to Sadist Teachers - This one is still hanging on.  It was so funny.  I wish I'd written it.

Over Achieving Elf on the Shelf - I'm beginning to see a trend here - 5 weeks in a row on the list.  I have a feeling the Elf might be settling in early for Christmas.

Message Boards Update:

What are you reading?  If you're anything like me, you're always looking for a new good book to read.  Here is a great place to find a new book and recommend one.  If you don't like to read, there are lots of other good topics on the board too or you can start your own.  Did you know that when you comment on the message boards a link to your newest blog post shows up?  That is a great way to find new readers for your blog and new blogs for you to read, so join the message boards today.  It's easy and fun.

New Posts at Babble.com:

I've actually quit writing for Babble.com.  I resigned last week so I can focus on other projects.

Best Selling Product in the PIWTPITT Store:

Ideal for everyone's crap.  This tote was inspired by this post.

Favorite Comments of the Week (and My Replies if Necessary):

The Toilet Princesses is priceless. I almost want to steal it for something. When my daughter finished her first day of kindergarten we walked through the school yard to the car and she looked up at me and asked, "So tomorrow do I do first grade?" That's how much I prepared my kid. Hope you had fun watching bad TV! Sometimes that's all we need. on Back to School

Careful, Jen! Now that you and the hubs have all that extra alone time, you just might wind up with a new little one to chase after! Hehehehe. on Back to School

Bite your tongue!!!  The Hubs get so little play as it is, the threat of a baby is enough to turn us both off for a long time.

You guys are both adorable! Your blog is better though. Hey, this might be my only chance to ask this question. Is it true what they say about Asian guys? on The Hubs' Ego

No, they're not all good at Math.  The Hubs sucks.

HaHa. My hubs thinks watching the Science Channel makes you a scientist. Um, no. One time someone told me he looks like Benjamin Bratt (who is far better looking than my husband-sorry hubs). His response was "I'm handsomer than that guy" on The Hubs' Ego

We men are a strange breed capable of anything when we have the support of a good woman. on The Hubs' Ego

Smart man.  Your wife must read this blog.

There's funny on your husband's blog. But the lack of writing makes it obvious why he considers it so easy. It's like comparing melons to peanuts. My husband's ego is pretty darn big, but living with me has deflated it a bit. I'm the superman in this household. on The Hubs' Ego

Omg this is my husband!!! "I would have been soo good at....." is a regular sentience in our house! I think he even said I interior decorator once. I finally just started calling him on it or started saying I would have made an awesome stripper and usually shuts him up on The Hubs' Ego

I need an interior decorator and that is the ONE area my Hubs is lacking in.  Can I borrow yours?

OMG..I'm crying I'm laughing so hard. The last Bourne movie we saw, he claimed he could do some of that stuff.This is the man who refuses to take karate with me for fear he'll pull something,lol.I looked at him and stated,"Well I think you could definitely do the car chase because you know how to fuck a car up." on The Hubs' Ego

Yes, I think they are all like this. My husband who is 75 lbs overweight told me he could beat my extremely fit and athletic guy friend in a 100m foot race. He thinks he could win any food challenge if I let him try and he told me when we were 21 that he could have a 6 pack if he wanted to. 12 years later all he did was gain 75 lbs. He also fancies himself better at everything I do. He has instructed me on how to breastfeed and despite my many years of study on dog training, he always offers up his advice on how he would do it. Thanks, but I'm good. on The Hubs' Ego

I would love to interview him for his tips on how to breast feed.  Is he available for a short conversation?  Between parenting advice from "Teen Mom" stars and breast feeding advice from him, I could probably write a best seller.  


Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Is it wrong that I read your first paragraph as you searching for non-purple glue stick in your underwear? My first thought was "That must have made her popular at the local shops".

Tazi Kat said...

I think you have found the topic of your bestselling book - "Advice from the Clueless or How A Man Taught Me to Breastfeed". Best of luck!

Bethann said...

damn.. I hate those freaking purple glue sticks. I'm not even a SAHM and I'm looking forward to back to school simply to cut down on the fighting I'm ready to put them in a steel cage and charge admission

Anonymous said...

I'm typically an OAM but my first day of school teacher's gift of hand sanitizer with her name cricuted on the bottle has turned into a first week of school gift. I had to work this morning and procrastinated all day yesterday. The kid will be at school before I get off Monday morning to do it. Oh well, I did pack all of his supplies in this backpack (that I just dumped all of last years stuff out of this morning) before I left for work. Oh well, theres always next year, right?

Clarice said...

Oh meh gawd!! I made best reader comments!!!! This is the best day ever! And yes you can borrow my interior decorator husband lol yesterday he would have been a perfect brew master...

spymay said...

Woohoo best reader comment! Now if only my husband would let me show him a few self defense moves. He's says he doesn't want to overpower me with his awesome skills.After five years of training, I think I'll be OK.

Cy said...

No more Babble? Very interesting...

TNMom said...

Yep! I think ole elfie is here for the year....I can not imagine what that post is going to do this year! Get ready, hold on mama! :)

Stacey said...

Ok, the first paragraph made me do an out loud chuckle. I made the mistake of buying those friggin' purple glue sticks last year (So shoot me. They were on sale. And I did not check the color) and apparently my boys are scarred for life after bringing those suckers to school. As soon as I picked them up, I heard "MOM!! The glue sticks were PURPLE!!! Why did you buy purple ones??" Seriously? Oh, and my husband can do EVERYTHING, from the couch, that is.

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