Can you believe it's already been a full year since the Evil Baby Glare-Off? (Above are two of my favorite contestants from last year.)

If you weren't a fan a year ago, the glare-off was the biggest event that ever happened on Mommy Shorts. In short, it was a week long tournament that pitted photos of evil babies against one another. Which babies made it to the next round were determined purely by reader vote.

Here is the video that kicked off the festivities:


There were 175 evil babies submitted last year but only 32 made the final cut. Then, in an unbelieveable upset, Lucy bested fan favorites Miles, Grant, and Chelsea to become the current reigning champion. 

Now, it is all beginning again. I am currently searching for this year's 32 Evil Baby Glare-Off Contestants. 

How do you submit your baby for this year's glare-off?

You must post a picture of your kid's evilest glare on the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fanpage by October 7th. All entries must be under 5 years-old and include your child's first name (you can use a nickname if you prefer). The final cut will be chosen by me and through a series of preliminary glare-offs on the fanpage. Remember the Zoolander incident? YEAH. Let's all play nice…mmm'kay? (And by "nice", I mean— don't get mad if someone says your kid doesn't look evil. That's a good thing, SILLY!)

For more details on what goes into the selection process click here.

The tournament will run from October 15-19th on Mommy Shorts (which is hopefully a safe enough distance away from me giving birth). All regular posts will be put on hold for the week and we will play one round a day until there is only one evil baby left glaring.

Prizes have not yet been determined (but there will be prizes!) so if anybody is interested in being a sponsor, please email me at ilana@mommyshorts.com.

I'm crossing my fingers and hoping this whole thing is as awesome as last year. Basically, it all depends on your submissions.

Please submit pics here!


Screen Shot 2012-09-07 at 12.14.22 AMCongratulations to Alison from Motherhood WTF? who won the Easy Rider Balance Bike from Piccolini by suggesting Piccolini's favorite option for their window display.

Alison said to use the mini-piano as the centerpiece for a baby version of a lounge scene complete with Elton John-ish stuffed animal playing piano and Trumpette-clad doll singing on top.

Pictures will be posted as soon as the window is unveiled!


Lastly, I want to thank everyone for all your bedtime suggestions, after I complained about my difficulty getting Mazzy to sleep now that we have switched to a toddler bed.

Thanks to you all, I now realize I am a huge pussy and need to grow a pair so I can beat my child at her own game. At least you can all rest safe knowing that yesterday morning, I paid someone $40 to secure that bookshelf to the wall. 

Unfortunately, I have to rest safe knowing that THIS is on the loose in the next room:

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You might think the above photo is cute but imagine her standing over your bed in the dark. PURE EVIL.

Too bad she's not eligible for the glare-off.

Have a great weekend!

— Mommy Shorts