Mommy Shorts turned three this week! This means that when my blog demands a sippy cup, I'll be like "No! You're a big blog now! You have to drink from a big blog glass!" and then my blog will collapse in a fit of tears and I'll be wishing it was two again.
Seriously. Has it only been three years? It feels more like twenty. If you want to know the secret to stretching out your kids' cute years as long as possible, try blogging about them nightly.
Up top is Mazzy and me when she was first born compared to Mazzy and me now. I can't believe the little thing I was holding in my hands grew up to be that big girl on the right. Don't I look much wiser in the more recent photo? On the left, I'm all— what the hell do I do with this baby??? And on the right, I'm all— Don't mess with my naptime routine.
When did Mazzy transition from baby into actual person? Must have been while I was busy birthing Harlow. (Remember when Mazzy and Harlow first met?)
A friend recently sent me this chart from Buzzgraph. You plug in the blog name and the chart tells you what topics are discussed the most. The results are NOT SURPRISING.
Mazzy is the center of the Mommy Shorts Universe (aka my universe). This is now proven fact. I'm going to chalk Harlow's insignificance up to the fact that the blog preceded her by two years and not because we leave her in outerspace to fend for herself.
Although, with Harlow's glare, she'd have those asteroids and comets fetching her bottles and spoonfeeding her mashed peas in no time.
Thank you to everyone who weighed in last week and made me both update the Best of Mommy Shorts and create the Start from the Beginning button. I've seen a lot of people going through old posts. Which is nice because up until this week, I think only my mother had read them.
How am I going to celebrate my blogiversary? By giving a little shout-out to a baby named Atlas.
I was first introduced to Atlas because his mother entered him in the Epic Baby Hair Contest with the photo grid above. He didn't make the finals, but I thought he looked so similar to Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family, he inspired a whole new round of Baby Celebrity Lookalikes.
AND THEN. His mother submitted the photo below combining Baby Mugging with Cry Baby Captions.
This my friends, is my #1 FAN.
If you would like celebrate my 3rd blogiversary, I have the perfect way to do it. Witha big old cup of coffee in a Mommy Shorts mug. You can even spike it. I won't tell anyone.
If you choose to mug your baby in your brand new Mommy Shorts mug, you are obviously required to send me a photo.
Damn. I should have gotten all the evil babies and the babies with epic baby hair to do a baby mugging shot for my blogiversary. Oh well. There's always next year.
See you Monday!
— Mommy Shorts
PS: Congratulations to Chohertz who won the Fawn Shoppe giveaway! She's going to try and wrestle away her daughter's "My Little Pony t-shirt that has been washed so many times one of the ponies peeled off" in exchange for some designer clothes. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
PPS: Fawn Shoppe is still offering Mommy Shorts readers 20% off. Just use the code FAWNSHORTS at check-out.
Happy Anniversary. I have been following your blog for about 2 years and I look forward to every post. Waving from Upstate!
Why did you name your blog Mommy shorts? Just curious 🙂 Love your blog and I relate daily with my own almost 5 year old and almost 2 year old. Congrats on 3 years!
HAPPY 3RD BLOGIVERSARY! I can always count on mommyshorts.com to make me smile even in the hardest day! Love you mommyshorts family!
When I have time(HA!!!!), I will use the “start at the beginning button” because I’ve only been here a year!!
Congrats to you! It’s not easy being a funny, classy, hip, multi-media powerhouse (or at least I assume it isn’t – I’ll let you know if I ever experience it firsthand), so big kudos to you!
Happy Blogiversary! I am very proud to have been following you even before we were trying to get pregnant (and then did, third trimester now, holla!) Your blog isn’t just my favorite “mom blog,” it’s one of my favorites, period. I really respect and enjoy well-written blogs (especially well-done humor blogs) and Mommy Shorts is one of the best (in my opinion.) Keep it up, lady! 🙂
Happy blogiversary! I don’t comment a lot, but I do love reading your posts.
Happy Blogiversayr! I love the new button. I have been reading you for about 6 months and have tried to read backwards with limited success. With a 3.5 year old and a 5 month old, I love reading your blog!
Hi, just wanted to say that I was introduced to your blog by George Takei, he had posted an image “when toddler uses Facebook” that you had created and credited back to your website. It was around April/May. I have been following this blog ever since, I have to say, before I seen your bog, I have always thought that blogging is so annoying, who would want to read about other people’s opinion or life. But since I am currently on mat leave (we get a year in Canada and I have a 10.75 month old baby) this blog is actually very informative and funny too. Thanks for the laugh and the tips I can use for my baby.
P.S. congratulation on your 3rd year blogiversary and many more to come.