Thursday, April 19, 2012

Awkward Mom vs. Blog Awards

We'd like to thank the academy....

Hey, turns out that our ally, The Fearless Fabulous Frugaler, thinks we are kinda neat and she gave us this award:

Not being up on my blog etiquette (someone get Emily Post on that, right away), I wasn't sure how to react to this honor. Some digging informed me that I am to pass on the sunshine (more on that later) and answer some questions. So, here is a little Q & A with Awkward Mom:

1. What is your favorite color:

I could be dorky and say something like my children's eyes, but I think I will just say blue. My favorite shade of blue is my children's eyes.

2. What is your favorite animal?

Well, the Awkward Family usually has a cat or 12 around, so I would have to say that cats are my favorite animal. I am also partial to their larger cousins; lions, tigers, pumas, jaguars, leopards. I also like flamingos. I don't like flamingos and cats of any size together though; if I am gonna party with the cats, the flamingos aren't invited and vice versa. You know how it is, you all have friends that don't mix well.

3. What is your favorite number?

Well, at the moment, I am partial to 3.

4. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

If I say anything I can sneak alcohol into, am I ineligible for the sunshine award? I tease. I need diet Pepsi to function, but I really like to drink any of the Crystal Light drinks, even lemonade. It is no Country Time, but it will do.

5. Which do you prefer, Facebook or Twitter?

Ummm...I am pretty sure everyone who reached this post via Facebook knows the answer to this one.

6. What is your passion?

Well, now, Blogger, I am not sure we know each other well enough for that....oh! You mean like life type passion. Well, I would say superheroing, but I am not very good at it. I suppose my passion is parenting in a relaxed way and talking about parenting in a relaxing way; being parents is tough work, let's stop making it so hard by competing with each other. Besides, I heard that the mother-of-the-year prize is some June Cleaver pearls, the hatred of other moms, and some lame plaque. Come whine and wine with me, it's more fun!

7. Do you prefer giving or receiving presents?

Well, my question here is: is there food involved? Because I would much rather receive food than give it. Mostly because I am gluttonous, but also because I don't want to kill anyone with my less than stellar cooking. If it is other types of gifts, I am all over the giving.

8. What is your favorite pattern?

Anything that hides the stains.

9. What is your favorite day of the week?

Well, can I say any day Awkward Dad has off? It moves around. A lot. Whatever day he is off, we pretend it is Saturday. So, I suppose I should just say Saturday then. But why answer in 1 word when I can use 35 is what I always say!

10. What is your favorite flower?

My favorite flowers are daisies and here is an impossibly old picture of me wearing some:

OK, there you have it. Hopefully it was semi-interesting. It was a lot more interesting than my Academy Award speech that I have written out and stuck in a high school yearbook somewhere, so count yourself lucky that you didn't have to listen to that. And the pretentious Shakespeare quotes that it contained. Thank you, Lena (she has no fear and uses no secret identity!), for this award.

And now, I get to pass it on to the people who are the superheroes that add sunshine to my life (and my daily blog reading). I will totally be using secret identities because I am a complete and utter nerd:

Magnificent Mom; for her complete honesty and fearless blogging.

Excellent Mom; for her warmth, wonderfulness, and for posting adorable pictures of Excellent Toddler.

Marvelous Mom; for all her amazing craftiness and equally amazing sass.

The Consummate Chef; for her easy to follow directions and refreshing candour.

Crunchy Mom; for excelling at some of the enviable perfect-mom-behaviors and still being relatable.

Thank you all for the sunshine!

Hey, Readers, guess where we went today? Oh, holy awesome, Batman. We will be posting about it super soon! Same awkward time, same awkward channel. Tune in soon!


  1. Oh, you look gorgeous with those daisies :)Did your kids get your eye color?

    1. One of mine has it. The other 2 have their father's. Mine is more of a gray blue and his is more true blue. :) Thank you, I felt pretty beautiful that day.