It’s my life.


Yesterday morning in the throes of the hustle and bustle that happens in my home each morning, between getting one kiddo ready for school and all that that entails (homework done? Will you eat something called [looks at lunch menu] Doggone Chicken or do I need to pack you a lunch? water bottle? teeth brushed?), and trying to keep another kiddo from stripping herself of all clothing and running around the house screaming “NAKEY GIRL!” at the top of her lungs, I sought out my husband planning to ask him to run the boy child over to the bus stop while I convinced the girl child that clothes are not optional in this house and good luck getting that sundress off all by yourself, sister.

I found my husband had already jumped in the shower. That is to say, he was showering.


Internet, look at this.

Yes, I peeked in the shower, he’s completely lathered in soap and he’s using a pinkie finger to play poker on an iPhone that’s now covered in tiny tiny drops of water spray.

I said incredulously, “You cannot be serious. Are you freaking kidding me? Where is my camera? The WORLD is going to see this, you lunatic.”

And now you have.

Oh, and in the time it took me to find him in the shower, notice the iPhone, find my camera, and snap a picture while he laughed his soapy butt off at the expression on my face, my girl child found the boy child’s “safety” scissors in the kitchen drawer and apparently tried to cut herself out of her restrictive sundress hell.

And I miraculously did not bust open a bottle of wine at 7:30 a.m.



  1. bucdaddy
    May 7, 2010 10:46 am

    The way to get a soapy hubby away from playing poker on his iPhone is to pack BOTH kids off somewhere and then go running aorund the house yelling “NAKEY MOMMY!” and jump in the shower with him.

    That’s exactly the way I just imagined it, anyway.

  2. Karen
    May 7, 2010 10:47 am

    Oh Ginny, it makes you wonder what the rest of the day will hold!!!

  3. Karen
    May 7, 2010 10:48 am

    You need to get your hubby into a program right away! You know, the ones the casino have to include in their disclosures for people who MAY have a gambling problem!

    As always, thanks for the much-needed laugh this morning! Nice to know this madness doesn’t just happen at my house!

  4. Diana
    May 7, 2010 11:04 am

    OMG this this made me laugh out loud in my cubicle. I love it.

  5. SB
    May 7, 2010 11:07 am

    I need a new iPhone case, and that one looks awsome. can you post a link to it?

  6. Careful
    May 7, 2010 11:35 am

    Tell your husband to be careful. If any water gets inside that iphone, it will fry. It happened to me 2 weeks ago, the warranty doesn’t cover water damage and now I have to buy a new one. :(

  7. spoon
    May 7, 2010 11:36 am

    You should have flushed the toilet on him :)

    Thank God Lushie doesn’t post comments on here and I lock the bathroom door. If you get a message from me between 5am-8am odds have it thats where it came from.

  8. mary
    May 7, 2010 11:56 am

    My neice loved being a nudie (as she called it). She’s 19 now, I hope that phase is over.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. Donny Iris
    May 7, 2010 11:57 am


  10. Sheila
    May 7, 2010 12:05 pm

    i can relate. My husband spends at least 20 minutes in the bathroom before his shower playing Word With Friends and tweeting. Oh and my daughter has that same dress!

    — @careful – put your phone in a bowl of rice overnight – cover it completely and that should help. Mine “fell” in a glass of water, took it to the store and they said I needed a new one, put it in rice and its back working.

  11. Erin
    May 7, 2010 12:09 pm

    Haaaaaa. that is too funny. Sheila – that rice thing totally worked at my house. My husband left his phone out overnight in pouring rain, and it works again. Magic!

  12. SpudMom
    May 7, 2010 12:11 pm

    I’m sure she’s sweet, but your comments about your little girl make me ECSTATIC that I have two boys!

  13. tw
    May 7, 2010 12:39 pm

    Definitely do the rice thing…I too have heard it works.

  14. Politicalpartypooper
    May 7, 2010 12:40 pm

    That’s hilarious! Just wait a few years, Ginny, until the first time you hear one of your children introduce you as “my parental unit”.

  15. Joe K.
    May 7, 2010 1:08 pm

    I think a scene in the shower with the iPhone would be a great idea for the next Lady GaGa video . . .

  16. lauren
    May 7, 2010 1:18 pm

    Thank you. Thank you for posting this and helping me feel less crazy…

  17. RPJ
    May 7, 2010 1:42 pm

    Sheila Said: (wet iPhone)

    “… Mine “fell” in a glass of water, took it to the store and they said I needed a new one, put it in rice and its back working.”

    How long do I leave it in there??

  18. Stacey
    May 7, 2010 2:42 pm

    I haven’t stopped singing Bon Jovi – It’s My Life since you’ve posted this.

  19. bluzdude
    May 7, 2010 3:06 pm

    Let me guess… Hubs was going “all in.”

  20. Clair
    May 7, 2010 4:07 pm

    what a Friday huh? Hopefully it only got better from there!
    Ahhhh…mommyhood! lol :)

  21. Baba Wawa
    May 7, 2010 4:18 pm

    is that a straight flush he’s going for?

  22. Cordicron
    May 7, 2010 4:43 pm

    My niece dropped her iPhone in a bucket of water. She took it to the Apple Store and said she did not know what happened to it, it just quit working. They took it apart and there are two sponges inside that change color when they get wet which voids the warranty. Busted!!!

  23. hello haha narf
    May 7, 2010 4:55 pm

    i may be related to girl child

  24. Cassie
    May 7, 2010 5:15 pm

    your mommy blogging is hilarious!

  25. Captain Shrimptaco
    May 7, 2010 6:29 pm

    At least it was his pinkie.

  26. andrea
    May 8, 2010 9:44 am

    Bucdaddy — the cursing mommy — can’t believe you remembered that! I read it when it came in the mail — always look first for anything by Frazier or Sedaris or Rudnick — but this one was weird. I laughed till I cried through the first page, but by the middle of the second page I felt really depressed and needed a drink myself….