Thursday, May 2, 2013

Triumph Trophy

Funny how some things start out so innocently. Kristi of Black Sheep Mom left this comment on my blog the last time I wrote about getting a blogging award: “You should also get an I Didn’t Kill My Teenager Today award as well.”  She’s a Mom of 5 (not a typo) teenagers, so she knows exactly what she’s talking about.

What we both didn’t know was where that sentence would lead. Because, let’s face it, we parents do deserve awards for handling most of what we deal with on any given day. Yet there is no such award, no trophy. Why is that?

Well, there is one now. And here it is, the Triumph Trophy:

bakinginatornado.com - Triumph Trophy

And we’re not only accepting these trophies, but we’re passing them on. If you’re a recipient, consider playing along:
1. Display the Trophy in your post.
2. Write a short piece that starts with this: I didn’t kill                  today. It doesn’t have to be a person, it can be an appliance, a business or anything else you choose.
3. Nominate a few people to pass the trophy on to and let them know it’s their turn to vent.

So thank you, Kristi. I’m going to accept this trophy in the spirit in which it was first offered:

I didn’t kill my teenager today. In fact, I didn’t kill either one.

My older son comes home from school at lunchtime. I’m fairly certain it’s to add some “torture Mom” time to the middle of his day. Earlier in the week, I had baked a new kind of cookie. There are 4 people in this family who loved that cookie. There were 8 left. You see where this is going, right? Son comes home from school for lunch, I tell him to, at the very least, leave half of the cookies for his brother. He goes back to school and I open the tin and find there are two left.

My younger son and I figured out that there’s one sandwich at a particular fast food restaurant that whenever he eats it, makes him sick. So he stopped eating it. Early one morning this week, my older son called me upstairs. He was getting ready for school and heard his brother, who was in the bathroom, being sick. I sent my son back to bed and called the school to say he’d be absent. It wasn’t until he woke up later in the afternoon that he finally told me what he’d eaten when he was out the night before. You can guess, right?

For the record, I’ve killed neither. I deserve a trophy.

If you want to play, I nominate:
Follow me home . . .
The Momisodes
The Pursuit of Normal

Stop by Black Sheep Mom and see who or what Kristi didn’t kill. Oh, and who she nominated.

Bakinginatornado.com

38 comments:

  1. Not killing either one, maybe you deserve a double trophy! Loved doing this project with you, thanks!

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    1. LOL, maybe I do deserve two. Every day!

      So glad we did this. I had fun too!

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  2. AWWW! Thank you! I'll type up my post ASAP. I've got two games tonight, one tomorrow and two on Saturday, plus I am having a yard sale! Thanks again!

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    1. You're welcome. Take your time, busy time of year for all!

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  3. I must admit, I'd probably have eaten the cookies too! I love the trophy and you passing it on is genius. I accept it and will have to whittle down a list of people to "not" kill. Hmmm. You're awesome. <3

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    1. So glad you're going to play along. Congratulations on your trophy, LOL!

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    2. Damn! I was totally going to nominate my blog twin!

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  4. Haha ... leave it to you to put a blog award together about not killing a member of your family! That's awesome!!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Yup, leave it to me. But I can't take all the credit (blame) it was that one comment that started it all!

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  5. Good Job on not killing those two! =) Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  6. Congrats on your trophy! I hope you continue deserving this trophy for years to come!

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    1. Trying to deserve it one day at a time.

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  7. Yes absolutely trophy worthy! Sometimes I don't think teenagers are all that different from toddlers. ;) I love this idea. It's so fun.

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    1. I don't think teenagers are much different from toddlers either, and I've had both. Can't wait to see who or what you don't kill . . .

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  8. Karen! Why did he eat the sandwich!?! Great post. You def earn all the awards laid upon your page, my lovely!

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    1. Surely you don't expect me to explain what goes on in the mind of a teenager!

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    2. To get out of going to school.

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    3. I'm going to say that this is a definite possibility.

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  9. Congrats on the trophy! Another one to add to your collection!

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    1. Well, I guess the easiest way to add them would be to make them up myself!

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  10. Ha... Congrats to you (and all the others too). It goes without saying that it is "deserved."

    Happy Friday, Slu

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    1. And here's hoping I continue to deserve it!

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  11. LOL! You all deserve this trophy, which, I must say, looks extremely artistic!! :D

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    1. Thanks, Roshni. It was fun to make and fun to earn and fun to accept . . .

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  12. Love the trophy and congrats. Kids will be kids, ha ha ha. It seems like one son has worked out how to get out of school too :). As for the cookies, I would have ate them all and left you some money as a token of my appreciation.

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    1. Ha, ha. It's all about manipulation and getting what you want at that age. Really fun for the rest of us. . . not.

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  13. whoa, you need two awards for that babe...oh man...being a mom and not going crazy is hard work, LOL...what a great concept for an award...very real life.

    Everyday hubby lives is a day he is lucky! ;)

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    1. Yeah, good point,husbands are often contenders for the "who I didn't kill today" sentence!

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  14. OMGosh, Karen... That deserves more than an award. You deserve a VACATION from them! :)

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  15. I love the trophy. I think every mom deserves it. Yeah, we work 24/7 yet we don’t earn an award or something. But that’s a joke. I believe our kids appreciate our efforts only that they are too shy to show it. But then life must go on. Enjoy the killing!

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    1. I agree, every Mom deserves it. And although our kids may appreciate our efforts, it would be nice to hear it now and then.

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  16. I know what you mean, since I am a mom to 4. Thankfully my last one will turn 20 years old in a couple of weeks, no more teenagers.

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    1. If you're a Mom to 4 I guess you've had double what I've had. Glad to see you made it through!

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  17. Great award!! How in the world did cookies survive that long at your house in the first place?

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    1. I have to admit I had fun developing this trophy. And the cookies? Two words: Double batch!

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