I am more delighted than a teacher on a snow day to have one of my besties, Elena Aitken, guest posting here today. Together with Trish Loye and I, Elena completes the Wordbitches trio. We’re also part of the same writing group.
Elena is a kick-a$$ writer who’s very successful on the Indie scene (People, she’s making a living at it, and her first book was published not even a year ago). She’s a voracious writer with a big fan base, and she has a big heart. Follow Elena on Twitter, Facebook, or her blog. And if you wish, check out Elena Aitken’s books here. Her latest is Sugar Crash, a novella I finished in a single sitting.
Here she is…
My novel, Drawing Free, deals with a tough subject, but one that I feel needs to be addressed because sometimes moms have bad days when they just want to run away from it all. Whether you admit it or not…if you’re a mom, I’m willing to bet you’ve had one of those days.
Since Drawing Free looks at the tougher side of when a mom has had enough, I wanted to take a lighter look. I ran a contest to come up with the Top 10 Signs That Mom Needs a Vacation, and this is what members of the Goodreads‘ group, Ladies & Literature, came up with.
Their answers made me snort tea, with only a little bit hitting my laptop. When I was done wiping up the mess, I compiled the final list.
Top 10 Signs That Mom Needs a Vacation
- When you realize the spit up in your hair holds better than hairspray.
- When you yell four names before getting the right one and one of them is your husband’s.
- When you view the restroom as your ‘happy place’ because of the solitude.
- When you open your purse and find that it contains 15 receipts for kids clothing and shoes, a half-eaten lollipop that has been rewrapped, tutti-fruiti rainbow flavored chapstick, a nursing pad, three Hotwheels, a pair of size 2T panties and absolutely no cash.
- When the only songs you know are sung by cartoon characters or men who wear primary colours with Australian accents.
- When your husband comes home from work, sees the house is in relatively good order and says, “Oh, today was good?”
- When you’re more excited about your daughter’s weekend sleep-over at a friend’s house than your daughter.
- When your children bring you breakfast in bed and all you can think about is if there is enough dishwashing soap to clean the mess they left in the kitchen.
- When you start to think SpongeBob is actually funny.
- When you have no idea whose snot is on your shirt. And don’t care.
Which answer is your favourite?
What other signs are there that mom needs a vacation?
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