Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the super nerdy, geeky, quirky, fun-loving dads in the universe! And for all of the kids lucky enough to have a geeky dad, I hope you found the perfect Father’s Day card to express your love and appreciation. Looks like Luke and Leia found one suitable for their old man. Cheers!

Luke Leia Father's Day Card

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Zuckerberg Wedding – Will love last?

Picture yourself sitting on a small wedding chair, watching the bride and groom smiling and holding hands at the altar. It’s uncomfortably warm, and you start to perspire and doze, and… [cue dreamlike music and wavy screen effects]

“In a world where Geek meets Greed…”

fictionalized Zuckerberg wedding script

The (Highly Fictionalized) Zuckerberg Nuptials. Screenplay by ETAN COHEN, with notes by CHRIS McKENNA (co-executive producer, “Community”) and illustrations by DAVID SPARSHOTT. Credit: The New York Times Magazine

Mother’s Day?

I suspect I’ll crave the “traditional” Mother’s Day togetherness when my kids are older, more self-sufficient, and less constantly in my hair. But for now, I wouldn’t mind having a one day vacation from all of that intimacy.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of my fellow moms — especially those who are geeky, or who are raising geeky children.

I know Mother’s Day marketers would like me to think I deserve “stuff” today. Gifts of jewelry, flowers, perfume, etc. And perhaps some mothers really DO want breakfast in bed and lots of extra togetherness with the children.

I’m not there yet.

Make no mistake — I do love my children. I’m glad to be a mother! They’re with me every day, every night, and extra on the weekends and during school vacations.

Mother’s Day? I don’t need expensive stuff. I don’t need extra togetherness. What would I like?

Mother’s Day Off.

Ta-daa! It’s a new holiday! For those of us moms who are still surrounded by children, who still have them attached to us by breastfeeding or diapering or night terrors or “Mommy, carry me.”

For those of us who can’t sit on the toilet for a few minutes without being interrupted or having little fingers and notes being pushed under the door…

For those of us who spend all of our time at home caring for them, helping with homework, picking up toys and laundry and school papers and sports equipment…

For those of us who cook three different dinner entrees every day because the kids have food allergies to different ingredients…

For those of us who love our children, love being mothers, but just need a little break…

Mother’s Day Off!

I suspect I’ll crave the “traditional” Mother’s Day togetherness when my kids are older, more self-sufficient, and less constantly in my hair. But for now, I wouldn’t mind having a one day vacation from all of that intimacy.

So I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, no matter how you celebrate it. You are appreciated. Keep up the great work!

Happy 42nd Birthday to Monty Python’s Flying Circus!

Today is the 42nd anniversary of Monty Python’s Flying Circus! To commemorate the date, I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite Monty Python sketches.

Today is the 42nd anniversary of Monty Python’s Flying Circus! To commemorate the date, I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite Monty Python sketches. Cheers to the silliest Brits in history. Well done, chaps! Thanks for the laughs! Keep on silly-walking!

Funny Mom Stuff: Mom, you’re shrinking!

My daughter is 6 years old. She is under the impression that aging corresponds with “getting bigger.” At her age, that’s true!

On the other hand, my husband and I joke around that I’m shrinking. I’m only 5 feet tall, and the last time we marked our heights on the wall, I was 1/4 inch shorter than last time. I tell my kids it’s because they’re wearing me down as they get older. 🙂

Anyway, my sweet baby girl gave me her thoughts on the “getting bigger” vs. “shrinking” processes my body is going through. Here’s what she said:

Daughter: “Mom, I think you’re all done getting bigger now.”

Me: “Really? Ok.”

Daughter: “Yeah! And now you’re shrinking!” <giggle giggle giggle>

Me: “I’m shrinking?!” <hahahaha>

Daughter: “Well, except for your this part –” <opens arms wide to point at my midsection> “YOUR TUMMY!”

Go ahead and laugh. I may be losing height, but for the record, I’m also working on reducing the “tummy” area. Aren’t kids hilarious?!