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Posted on: April 17, 2008 12:40 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2008 3:15 pm
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They knew it would happen.  Just plant the seed and be patient and it will eventually come around.  They know me too well.  I'd resist at first and fight it, but it would be as inevitable as the morning routine of having the dog, cat, canary and kid follow you into the bathroom.  Yes, I fought that too, first making sure the door was fully closed and latched, yet somehow the cat learned how to turn the door knob.  When I would lock it, I could hear my husband laughing maniacally on the other end of the door as he unlocked it, then teaching the dog to open the door. 

Okay, so maybe that's not exactly true, but when I did have animals and/or the daughter was younger, there was always someone or something sitting there waiting patiently for me when I stepped out of the shower.  No, my husband never unlocked a door, though my ex would and then would dump a bucket of cold water on me while I was in the shower.  Oh well, that's another story. 

Anyway, I gave in to the fact that there would be no privacy while I was getting ready for work in the morning, and now I give into this, at least this once.  I'll accept the challenge to open myself up to questions, any questions to be able to see how well I can answer them.   I know I should be afraid but the pull is too much to resist.  It's not that I haven't been asked questions that have taken me aback a bit, like the time my sisters, my daughter and myself were sitting around my sisters table before a funeral and my daughter asked what self-pleasure was (she was 10 at the time).  I had to resist answering her with the typical "a pint of ben and jerry's ice cream and warm flannel pj's", and went about explaining briefly as my sisters ran out of the room laughing.  Of course, there was the time that my daughter was doing a science project when she was 11 and asked what improvements electricity had made in my life.  Okay, so I told her I got to see man first walk on the moon.  Guess it wasn't the right answer though.  I turned around to see her crying and when I asked what was wrong, she bawled out that I was old and going to die soon.  (Yes, I don't let her forget that one either).

Okay, so we'll take a shot at this.  So take your shot, call me Erma, call me Abby, I just ask that any questions don't go outside the TOS of Sportsline and that they don't involve any math whatsoever.   Oh...and I can't guarantee that any of my answers will exactly be really serious either. 

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Category: General
Tags: Humor
 
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Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 6:33 am
 

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Plaid,

Well a couple of things on your question about the bumper sticker.  First, go with a Jeff Gordon sticker.  But if you must insist of putting a bumper sticker on your truck, before I can answer, I need to know a few things....

1) make of the truck.  Is it an older model?  Any rust on it? 

2)  Color of the truck.  Correct placement of the bumper stickers must coordinate with the color.

3) Why would you really want to put a bumper sticker on your truck anyway?




Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 6:30 am
 

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Alexa,

That's rather hard and I'm sorry for your friend.  It's really just going to take time for him to get through it.  Although there's no real words of advice you can give, you can continue being his friend, because he needs them right now.




Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 6:22 am
 

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hawgballa,

I wouldn't be surprised if the Raiders grab McFadden first, especially with the money Al Davis has been putting out.  The Jets may get him though if McFadden falls to them.




Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2008 12:52 pm
 

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Wow. I have to follow Alexa's question? I've been through that. Tough situation. From a guy whose wife just didn't want to be married anymore, it just takes time. It's not a fun time either. However, I do have the best baby in the world now and wouldn't have him if she had wanted to stay.

On to my question...........

    Mom, I just bought a new Tony Stewart bumper sticker for my pick-up. Should I put it on the bumper or the back window? If it's the bumper, should it go on the left side (drivers side) or the right? Same for the back window. Or should I center it in the back window?

 PLEASE HELP!!!

As for redoverred, maybe you should start your own parenting blog. If your kids love and respect you, I want to know more.




Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2008 12:04 pm
 

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Mom, I have a question for you......

I have a guy friend that I have known for a long time.  He has been married 4 years and was with her 9 years.....all of the sudden, she comes to him one day and says she doesn't love him anymore and she wants a divorce.  There isn't anyone else and she said he was a great husband, but fell out of love because she didn't get to "live" in her early 20s.  He is a total wreck....what words of advice can I give him as it is such a hard thing to go thru when he still loves her and there wasn't a dramatic event that broke them up?

Thanks Mom :)



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2008 6:33 am
 

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ok MOM----on a lighter note here.......where will mcfadden end up playong pro ball.....i say JETS...whats your take???????



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 2:38 pm
 

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You're not going to try to get me, are you?  I don't think my fiancee would like that at all. :-p

 

Ummm....nah, not at all...there's a reason I've been with my husband for the past 10 years...he fits all my likes :)  (and isn't a Patriots fan to boot).

 

When will Anthony Smith make another guarantee about beating a team?

Not for a long, long, long, long, long, long time.  Smith found out, unlike Joey Porter, he was unable to deliver.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 2:32 pm
 

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You're not going to try to get me, are you?  I don't think my fiancee would like that at all. :-p

Here's a football question for you (something you should get a nice giggle at).


When will Anthony Smith make another guarantee about beating a team?



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 11:43 am
 

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Me being myself either attracts them or makes them run in the other direction. 

As it does with all of us....

Okay, I'll be serious.  Alot depends on the girls and the age.  What makes me like a man is a sense of humor, has to have a great sense of humor.  Has to have a sure of himself attitude at first meeting...a somewhat dominant/type A personality.  The ability not to be afraid to be gentle and sensitive.  Not worried that he'll have his mancard revoked because he enjoys snuggling (okay so he doesn't have to like chic flicks).  Someone who, when I'm with him, doesn't mind me getting lost in him, who will allow me to be vulnerable. 




Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 11:28 am
 

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First, you're a Patriots fan, that's going to be a hurdle for alot of girls.
And Mom gets ten points for the kick in the groin.

Oh and you may want to think about using one of those male enhancement products that they advertise on those infomercials at 3am. And another ten for stomping on them.


(Why do I have a feeling that you being yourself does just fine???)
Me being myself either attracts them or makes them run in the other direction. 


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