Oh my word, that was fun. Y’all are so pretty! And clever!
Honorable “if only you knew how to count the syllables” Mention to my father, for his freeform not-haiku:
clean floors avoid
tripping over iambic pentameters
(Dad wins a lovely “Now I Can Count” board book.)
Honorable “I would love to give you an award but since I know you in real life I’m thinking you should be disqualified on some sort of nepotism clause” Mention to Zuska, for her lyrical haiku:
Ah! Like winter snow,
the dust has made a landscape
so serene. Why clean?
(Zuska wins, um, my admiration!)
… First Runner-Up and “girl after my own heart” award goes to crazyjane for her masterpiece:
spring cleaning sucks ass.
i try to never do it.
that’s why i had kids.
(Crazyjane wins a mystery prize! Just now I decided that! Email me your address!)
And our Grand Prize winner of the The Mothers’ Group diaper bag and water bottle is the ever-lovely Jenn2:
To Clorox and Pledge,
Swiffer, Mr. Clean, I say
MAZEL TOV, SUCKA!!!
Jenn2 won hands-down with her judicious application of the phrase MAZEL TOV, SUCKER! (I especially like the interpretive flair of changing it to SUCKA; that’s some happening artistic spirit, right there.) Jenn2, please get me your mailing address. And may I just say… MAZEL TOV, SUCKER!
Thanks to everyone who played!
Oh my gosh! I am so surprised….I didn’t even prepare a speech. I’d like to thank the academy, my lovely parents and the ever lovely Mir, for giving me the opportunity to shine and the inspiration for “Mazel Tov, suckers!” *wiping tears* And thank you to my fabulous husband, for knocking me up and making a diaper bag necessary, again.
Mir, I’ll email you on Monday. My home computer doesn’t believe I am an authorized user of the email account.
Thank you everyone…Goodnight.
*Leaves with George Clooney*
I just have to tell you, this post has me laughing so hard I tooted a little.
I’m sooo disappointed. I’m initiating a protest to the judges. Oh wait, you’re the judge – and the jury. Kangaroo court.
I didn’t want no diaper bag anyway. It’s not like I’m gonna need it for a few more years. (How many depends fit in it anyway?)
This was great! Good idea and lots of creative effort. Congrats to the winners!