Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mom Olympics

Appear nonchalant at daycare in tight-fitting aerodynamic orange helmet.

If you think the giant slalom is tricky, try getting through the packed isles at Trader Joe’s with everyone else in Baltimore County in search of creamy, low-salt soy nut butter.

Triple axel? More like triple-wash the whites. Who’s coaching this team of amateurs, anyway? How hard it is to use a cup?

Ignore the incessant cowbell-ringing as you downhill through the afternoon.

In the evening, after the kids have gone to bed, bring out the zamboni and glide across the kitchen floor with your husband, who is as usual wearing a torero outfit bedecked in rhinestones.

Accept any and all roses, including the ones the kids have drawn with smelly markers. Turn to the camera and mouth the words, Does anyone in America know a good babysitter?

Prepare the kids lunch boxes as if there might be an endorsement deal in it.


  1. Ha! Ha! That was funny! Thanks for the laugh!

  2. Very entertaining! You should market this idea - it would make a great commercial for some type of household product!

  3. Mum's Olympics would be overwhelmed with entrees I'm sure.

    CJ xx