You know what’s made this blog way less funny lately? My kids have gone back to school and aren’t supplying with me with all kinds of cute and hilarious and disastrous blog fodder. We don’t have time to go on outings anymore and when we do, it’s just me and Quinn on a perfectly respectable walk to the ice cream parlor with a friend and her kid.
Way less funny.
I mean, I guess I could have written a whole post about how Quinn walks reeeeeeeaaaaallllllyyyy slow, but that’s not exactly Quinn fell off of a statue in the Capitol Rotunda caliber now is it? So rather than trying to mine the humor out of Jack psyching out his teachers and convincing them that he was sick and had to come home today, I’m going to do something that has been weighing on a teensy part of my blogging brain for a long time.
Occasionally someone tags me for a meme or passes on a blog award to me and I leave a comment on their post saying—nay, promising—that I will respond and pass on the award or meme in a post of my own. Then I add the URL to a list in a “to write” folder on my computer.
Here’s the thing. I’m never going to get to it. It’s never going to happen. I’m sorry. And I know that if you tagged me for something in 2008, you’re not exactly sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for my post. But I feel bad, and a promise is a promise. So, no, I’m not going to respond to the memes and awards, but I AM going to say thank you and I’m sorry I’m a loser by presenting each of you with the following badge:
This hastily whipped together badge goes to Joeymom, Cara at Fox Factors, Whirlwind, Astarte, Manic Mommy, Tech Savvy Mama, Susanica, Cathy at the Clothesline, Jessica, Thrift Store Mama, Tammigirl at If You Could See What I See, Another Piece of the Puzzle, and Kate at Upside Backwards.
The only rule is that if you’re in the list and happen to see this, you should accept my apology, consider my meme obligation taken care of, and then feel no obligation to do anything else. (Any other slackers out there should feel free to use the badge to send their own apologies. Although people might wonder about you. I’m used to it, so it doesn’t bother me anymore.)
Well. I feel, like 15 pounds lighter.
You’ll excuse me now because I have to go think of a fun yet questionable activity to take my kids to this weekend.
Bonus fun! If you want to see some very cool (and some funny) photos of my family, check out my review of ScanDigital on Things. And Stuff.