$100 giveaway and 6-month supply of 8th Continent Soy Milk (And enter to win a room makeover from Home Line and adventure package from Caravan Tours)
Friday, September 24, 2010
This is a sponsored post from 8th Continent and BlogHer.
I have had MANY a parenting fail.
As in, MANY.
I like to title this one, "Why bother with the birds and the bees when you can just scare the hell out of them?"
8th Continent put out a line of videos on youtube that SLAY ME, PEOPLE. Check them out,(and follow on Twitter) they are all fabulous though my favorite is below.
“Son, before we finish eating, Mom and Dad need to talk to you about the rules regarding our bedroom door. What is our rule?”
“That we have to knock when we come in.”
“Yes. YOU MUST KNOCK BEFORE COMING IN. Now, you have been having a BIG
problem keeping that rule. You almost never knock and it’s gotten to the point that we need to talk about it. For example, tonight when Mom and Dad were laying down, and you kept coming in, did you knock first? Even after we reminded you?”
“No, but I am always just tempted to open the door and come in. Knocking takes a long time.”
“Well, here is the thing, son. I need to find a way to explain this so you will understand why it’s important to knock. So, I’ll be blunt. A lot of the time that Mom and Dad are in their bedroom, they are NAKED. Not only NAKED, but Mom and Dad also like to KISS while NAKED. We like to KISS NAKED A LOT. If you are going to keep barging into our room without knocking, I need to let you know that there is a very good possibility that you are going to see a lot of NAKED KISSING. Unless you knock. Then we have time to not be NAKED and stop KISSING. So…what do you think?”
(Blink. Blink. Blinkity-blink-blink.)
“I don’t think that I will ever be tempted to come into your room ever again.”
“Good plan. Finish your carrots.”
How can you watch this and not chuckle?
All of us have done something similar, you know?
I love this statement from 8th Continent, "We know it's not easy being a mom. That's why we salute motherhood for what it is: doing your best every day, and trying not to screw up too much. Of course, nobody's perfect. So we've decided to provide an outlet for your little mistakes, one that just might earn you some peace of mind and embraces the "Good try, mom" moments in all of us."
Which is awesome as WE ARE FULL OF THEM.
I would love to hear what your "parent fail" is as an entry to this giveaway because I think sharing makes all of us feel a whole lot better about this day in and day out job we do called 'parenting'.
Plus, it will give you a chance to get a lot of awesome product and $100 bucks, what could be better?
MY GIVEAWAY ENDS ON 9/30/2010 and make sure you visit the other BlogHer bloggers hosting to have 8 additional chances to win!
AND THERE IS MORE.
8th Continent is having an even bigger, better giveaway on their Facebook Page. Seriously, it's awesome.
Submit your amusing parenting faux pas on our 8th Continent Facebook App and join the hundreds of stories from moms just like you. Share it with your friends and vote on your favorites. You could win a room of choice makeover from Home Line Furniture or the grand prize of a complete adventure package from Caravan Tours. (Note: the year of cleaning service has been already given away)