Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ummmm, Sorry Ryan

Let me just state that I rarely win anything. I've entered contests and giveaways and won a couple of DVDs from Mommy Daisy (which we love - thank you, Mommy Daisy!), but for the most part, I'm just not lucky enough to be a winner most of the time.

Until yesterday.

I entered the "Worst Mother's Day Contest" on Milk and Cookies and I won an Amazon gift certificate.

Of course, to enter such a contest, one has to expose the gift giver and their lack of gift giving skills. I would like to go on record and say in Ryan's defense that the Mother's Day gifts I've received ever since "the incident" have been wonderful. I wear the pearl earrings he got me for Mother's Day 2004 all the time and the past couple of years have been heavenly since he has granted me my one, totally selfish Mother's Day wish: to have the house to myself for an entire afternoon. He's taken all the kids to his mother's house for the day leaving me with four or five hours of blissful silence in which to read a good book or take a luxurious nap. Yes, I said luxurious when describing a nap because although I need them and love them, I rarely get to take one.

So, without further ado, the winning entry:

Our first child was due the day after Mother’s Day 2003 so I was VERY pregnant that particular Mother’s Day. My husband looked quite confused when MY mother gave me a card and gift that day. He claimed that he didn’t have to get me anything because “technically” I wasn’t a mother yet. 39 weeks, 6 days pregnant and “technically” not a mother yet….sheesh.

I am certain that I won only by random number selection because some of the other entries made my jaw drop: cheese grater, deep fryer, dust buster, Dear John letter. Reading the other entries made me grateful for my sweet husband, that's for sure.

So, sorry Ryan. I honestly didn't think I'd win and put you in the spotlight as a terrible gift giver. After all, you've given me the best Mother's Day gifts ever: Sydney, Liam and Evan.

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