Hello, My Name is Frumpy

Because nothing says "welcome to my blog" like a dog in a wig.

I don't know about you guys, but my house is never tidier than it is five minutes before company comes. I find out someone is on their way and I start barking out orders like a drill sergeant. "GRAB THE VACUUM! CLEAN UP THOSE TOYS! PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!" I want my company to step through the front door and marvel at how spectacularly I manage to keep my home, even with four boys running through it like a herd of muddy, incontinent elephants. Wow, that Rita, I want them to think. She must be some kind of Supermom. I don't want them to know that two minutes ago, I was scrubbing dried yogurt off the wall, sweeping up crumbs from last night's dinner, and desperately trying to Febreze the boy-funk out of the air. All while saying things like, "I don't know where your clean underwear is - just put on some of your brother's."

Anyway, a few days ago, I had a blog post go viral. And let me tell you: I was completely unprepared. It feels like suddenly a million people showed up at my door, and I had to answer it braless, in cat-hair-covered pajama pants, while my half-naked children ran around like heathens stirring up dust bunnies. (You know, like real life.) No time to get my "house" in order, so to speak, before the company came a-knockin'.

It's been crazy, is what I'm saying.

So now that I've had a moment to collect myself, I want to say hi to my new readers - hey, y'all! - and introduce you to Fighting off Frumpy properly by showcasing a few of my favorite posts.

First, if you've ever tried to get anything done with kids around (and you like crudely-drawn cartoons because that's how I roll), you might appreciate this one: WAHM Bam

If you drive a minivan and feel less cool because of it: Minivanity

If you've ever wondered why you just can't seem to get it together, here's your answer: Whatcha So Frumpy For?

If you came here because you're a boy mom (or the mom of a bull-in-a-china-closet type of either gender), you're gonna LOVE this poem - complete with actual photos: Dudes are Destructive

And finally, if you just want to hear a funny story about the time my kid pooped in a plunger, check this one out: The Nasty Plunge

Thanks for stopping by - welcome to my place. Maybe next time I'll be ready with a plate of cookies.

... Or not.

Comments

  1. and may I say if you are a new reader, you are in for a treat! One never knows what fun comes from reading Rita's blog and her adventures in motherhoodness.... Most importantly, her blog should come with a warning:

    DO NOT CONSUME FOOD OR DRINK WHILE READING! Doing so is an extreme choking hazard as you may end up with it exploding out of your nose or mouth during an eruption of totally unexpected laughter!

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  2. A non-biased (ahem....) recommendation by her proud dad, also know as The Baba!

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  3. ...and yet another non-biased recommendation from me! (OK, OK, maybe "non-biased" is a stretch, but it's still damn funny to read!)

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    1. The Baba is right about that "...damn funny to read!" Rita is a funny, if not really Frumpy, girl!

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  4. I had to read more after a friend of mine posted your 10 Boy-Mom Rules entry. Hysterical! I'm a Mom of 2 and Grandma of 3 boys But now I'm hungry, having skipped lunch to sit and read! Really hungry. It's 2:49 for cryin' out loud. Do you have to be so addictive?! ;-)

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    1. I felt like that when I found Rita's blog the first time - a looooooong time ago.

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    2. Amen - I've been reading this entire blog non-stop for days - and learned that apparently reading a blog nonstop is very draining for my cell phone battery :(.

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  5. I think it's so cool that a post of yours went viral! Some of my Facebook friends shared your post and I was all, "I "know" her!" I was like some odd fan, ha.

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  6. Your viral post came overly recommended to me as I also have 4 boys. (I swear, people think, she has FOUR boys, they must be the same person, or something).

    However, your post did not disappoint!!! Everything you described was on the money :) On top of all that, your writing is wonderful!!

    I am so happy to have found your blog! My short and loud people are 9,9,8 and almost 7 (my house is superfuntimes) so I totally relate. I can't wait to read more of your posts!

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  7. Loved you boy post! I have 2 crazy ones of My own and thought I have lived on a different planet but now I know I am not the only one! !! Hooray! Can't wait to read more! ! Thanks for being a normal mom like the rest of us and giving us a voice!

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  8. I just found this blog because of the post you're talking about, but I have not stopped sharing it with my friends (all of whom have boys). My best friend's reaction when I was done reading the post to her was, "dang, well now I feel like I need to do a better job with my blog." She was literally in tears from laughing so hard. Keep being awesome.

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  9. Thanks, you guys! You don't know how much I appreciate all the comments, "Likes," shares, and general blog lovin' I'm getting - I feel so grateful for every one of you!! :)

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    1. This true for dad's too. All patents of Boys know that they are just weird! And naked. And grabby.
      I want to hear about the fork incident.
      Lots of straight dad's, gay dad's,.single dad's relate to what you're talking about. One of mine pogo sticked off of the roof.
      Another got his arm stuck in the toilet.
      And why are they always.naked??!!?

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  10. Send this woman a book deal! I, too, just found your blog after reading the blog about having boys. I've added you to my reading list right near the Yarn Harlot (I read my favorite blogs in order of favoriteness and the Yarn Harlot is last. Yes, I'm a knitter!) Speaking of boys, my husband used to say that our boys had frostbite on their foreheads from spending so much time in front of the refrigerator! We usually had one or two or more friends at our dinners, along with one boy who would graciously go in our refrigerator and eat our leftovers. You have so much to look forward to! All great blog fodder! Thanks for making me laugh today!

    Laura from beautiful West Michigan

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  11. Yes, I am a new reader, and I'm loving it already! I have three boys, 11, 9, and 6, and I always wonder, am I the only one who's going nuts?! I am looking forward to this, it's like my own little therapy session.

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  12. I also found your blog after reading your post that went viral! You are hilarious and my new favorite mommy blog!!

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  13. I found your blog last week and since have spent hours reading back through very post. I absolutely LOVE your honesty and sense of humor. Totally makes me feel less alone in raising three very dramatic boys!! My 1st girl is on the way..but somehow I feel my boys will still be the more dramatic of the two genders lol

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  14. I found your blog a week ago and have since spent hours reading every post. I LOVE your honesty and sense of humor. Makes me feel like I'm not alone. I have three very dramatic boys (7, 7 and 2 yrs) and my first girl is on the way. Somehow I still think my boys will be the more dramatic of the two genders in the household. ;)

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  15. My sister tagged me in your "Ten Boy-Mom" post because our 4 boys are 8, 5, 3, and the baby just turned 1. You are a kindred spirit to me! I can relate to SO VERY MANY of your stories. Thanks for giving me a good laugh. Keep up the good fight.
    cara

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  16. fourboyjoy@aol.comMay 26, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Several friends tagged me as I too am a boy mom to FOUR ages 14, 12, 10, and 6 and a 6 month old chocolate lab puppy. When we got the puppy people thought we had just fully lost it. But its a GIRL named Marley. Hmmmmmm. Are we leading parallel lives here or what? ;)

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  17. Thanks for the welcome. I also found your blog from the post that went viral. I went on to read several of your other posts and fell for you. I both fell over laughing but also fell in love with your stories. Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to reading your posts

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  18. Great post thank for the belly laughs. :-)

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  19. Yep! I was introduced to you via the viral blog post-- and now I've read every single one of your posts (cah-REE-py!). Anyway, I too live in a testoster-home. I live in a small town in Missouri, and I'm in CoMo just about every weekend! We too, are a naked, poop-obsessed family (well, the boys are), so I feel a definite kinship with you, and now I'm a subscriber! Your posts are brilliant and (seriously, I'm NOT a person who laughs out loud- I'm more of a quietly-smiles-to-herself type of person) crack me up because I can SO relate!

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  20. I love your blog I have two children a 7yr old daughter n a 1 1/2 year old boy.. when I found out I was having a boy I thought to myself yayy I hear boys are easier than girls BOY WAS I LEAD WRONG girls are 100000000 times easier as soon as he could roll he started falling off stuff he climbs on everything I've got to be right behind him 24/7 he gets up n the morning 5 mins later the house looks like a million kids had a party he cries if I leave the room won't take a sippy for nothing has to.be a cup he drinks a few drinks n pours it EVERYWHERE takes his diaper off all day long n runs from me to putt a new one on ( he likes to b naked too lol must b a boy thing) but I would not change anything about him boys will be boys they are messy, emotional , dare devils ..Lol

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