The Happiest Mother On The Block

I am not particularly proud of the mother I am from seven to eight o’clock in the morning.

Well, I am rather proud of what I manage to accomplish — getting the children up, getting them dressed, making their lunches, seeing that their teeth are brushed, packing their bags, walking the dog… you know the drill. I just can’t say that I do it all with much ease or grace. Any ease or grace, for that matter. Nine times out of ten, I am barking at all three of them by the time we make it into the car. Ten times out of ten, the car ride to school is pure hell.

“He’s repeating me!”

“She’s kicking me!”

“He’s looking out of my window!”

“She called me stupid!”

“Well, he is stupid!”

“Well, he is stupid!”

“Stop repeating meeeeee!!”

“Why couldn’t I be an only child?”



“He’s repeating me again!”

Every single morning, day after day, it’s the same. Our own little Groundhog Day.

“Just be quiet!!!” I holler, glaring in the rear view mirror. I can feel my blood pressure rising and the beginnings of a killer headache setting in.

“No more talking until we get there. Everyone just STOP!!”

I sigh audibly for effect. Just once I would like to get to drop off without a sore throat from yelling and without beads of sweat forming on my forehead. Is it really necessary for me to play referee before I’ve even had my coffee? Can’t they just sit in the car and mind their own business for the 15 minutes it takes to get to school? Do mornings really have to be like this? And,  just then, I see her walking by like clockwork and my question in answered. No, they don’t. For some people, mornings are a breeze.

Every single school day, The Happy Mother on the block walks her dog and two children along our route to the neighborhood school. Her kids are typical kids, not particularly spotless or notable, and I’m pretty sure I once saw the brother knock over his sister and laugh about it. They’re kids, just like mine. But, it’s the mom that strikes me day after day after day after day as I ride by hissing at my own offspring. And, why? Because she’s smiling, ear to ear, every damn time I see her.

I look at her laughing with the kids, holding the dog leash in one hand and a coffee cup in another and wonder how she manages not only to bear that uphill walk, but to actually seemingly enjoy it. I wonder if she notices me at the same intersection every day, with the exhausted look in my eyes and the sulking kids in the backseats. Does she wonder why I have to yell at them? Why we’re not happily playing word games or discussing world peace like they probably are? Does she think she’s better than me? Does she even see us? No, I’m sure. Most likely she doesn’t even notice me because she’s too busy being… happy.

Now, before you go thinking that I’m all depressed and should start dealing with my feelings, I’m not unhappy. I laugh and smile and enjoy my kids throughout the day, the morning just never happens to be one of those times. My daily run-ins with her make me wonder what she could possibly be doing that I’m not. Is she filling her coffee cup with vodka? Is she meditating for an hour at four in the morning to ground herself? Does she pop pills and peak in the morning and then suck for the rest of the day? Or, does she really just enjoy her children and parent them effortlessly all day, each and every day?

I’m going with the vodka. Or the meditation. Or the pills. The alternative is simply unthinkable.

About the writer


In addition to being the founder of all things Scary Mommy, Jill is also the New York Times bestselling author of Simon and Schuster’s Confessions of A Scary Mommy and Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies)


Lisa Degliantoni 2 years ago

Same route? Why aren't you walking with her? That way you could have grown up time, walk the dog AND ignore your kids. What am I missing?

Rebecca Martin 2 years ago

I'd bet it's because she is walking! Getting kids into a car and to enjoy a car seems impossible.

Michele 2 years ago

She could be on Prozac. Seriously, it’s happiness in a bottle. I was soooo happy when I was taking it. Absolutely nothing bothers you!!! You float though life, made of Teflon. Then I stopped because I didn’t feel like “myself” anymore. Who IS this insanely cheerful person? The REAL me is not in a good mood ALL the time. Also it was making me fat – my appetite was insatiable. I wanted to eat constantly. (Of course, because I was on Prozac and so carefree, I was emotionally unable to feel unhappy about gaining so much weight.) Finally, in the doctor’s office, and the nurse saying “No…no, really?” as she is shifting the balance to find my weight on the scale, I realized I’d rather be irritable, crabby, and depressed…but thin!

DoriansDaddy 2 years ago

It might just be the morning walk… it is a very pleasant thing that they might look forward to.

Rebecca 3 years ago

She could just be super happy because at last she got herself and kids out the door and she knows very soon they will be in school and she can get a break from it all. I always feel more stressed at home with the million and one things I still have to do waving a me. Or it could be plastic surgery gone very wrong (like the joker in bat man) and she cannot stop smiling

Shefali dietitian in Dallas tx 3 years ago

Ladies..I am exactly like that mom 70% of time. I was completely not morning person but after having baby I have turned into morning person (he is 2.5 now, & I m typing while I am few weeks away to hold newborn). I figured out that I m getting scary mom..& decided to take time for lot of self talk. Formula I almost quit working …only 20 hrs a week..when I m working I see myself looks more like scary mom yelling at my toddler & 2 dogs…all 3 stretch me in 3 directions… But when I m not working I m always smiling like that mom..because I m so relieved..because I get lot of my time once my son is gone to his daycare, even though I m not working full time, my son almost goes to daycare full time…so I think we can keep ourselves calm better if we have little time every day bases..I m definitely self employed to have flexible schedule & I m letting making money part go..& definitely have upset husband whose wife is not making enough as neighbors wife does….who cares…I m happy with what I have choosen..:) see I m happy & smiling typing this..

Arina 3 years ago

I *feel* like my childhood was one of those happy moms personified. My family is bilingual (Russian and English. I studied Latin for four years from age nine and we can all read, though not understand, Hebrew), intellectual (algebra by nine for all three of us and deep philosophical conversations during which I just want to go back to my books during dinner), cultured, foodie (as in, we actually shop at Whole Foods sometimes and the one time we went into Safeway, my bookish 11-year-old self spent the whole time lecturing my family about the dangers of processed food and pointing out that the shine of the apples was from a wax which was corn-based and the corn was grown in ways which literally killed workers) and somewhat better-than-thou. We do sports like ballet and gymnastics and judo. We’re effin’ HOMESCHOOLED. Aaand then, I turned 12, decided that I was an adult now, got into college (I’m a BA candidate at an Ivy League university), and start helping parent my 8- and 10-year-old brothers, especially if only one of my parents was present. And I suddenly realize what a huge pain it is. Making them behave enough that if I look away the building won’t turn into a smoking crater with purple mutant zebras running around, keeping them from fighting with each other, keeping myself from fighting with them, making sure they don’t let on too directly that we think we’re better than the people who’re telling us how lonely we must be homeschooling, finding their judo gis because even though it’s their clothes and I picked and put on my clothes all by myself since I was five, they can’t keep track of their uniforms, making them breakfast because my parents are really not morning people and don’t get up before 11 or 12 because between homeschooling and dad being a co-founder of a software startup wherein they all stay up ’till thee AM coding or something (maybe they’re just playing Eve or Infinity Blade 2 or Starcraft together) they don’t have to, making them actually leave playdates, ever (my argument usually goes something like ‘I have homework, and if I don’t do it, Harvard will give lower grades and that will lower my GPA so your not putting on your shoes and getting in the car RIGHT NOW could potentially ruin my WHOLE LIFE’), etc. I’m so sorry for all those fights I got into with my brothers and the temper tantrums I threw and all those times I couldn’t find my shoes now.

Chelsea 3 years ago

I am glad that I saw this article. I think I might understand the minor distinction between the Happy Mother and the rest of the parents out their who face their own lack of superhuman powers with humility.

I studied a psychology and my personal passion has revolved around happiness and efficacy. It may behoove readers to know that “Happy People” react to the world they live in differently. They tend to have reasonable, abstract goals versus rigid, ambitious goals. They tend to smile and laugh more and with less prompting. Psychology is learning that they really are different.

And psychologist have also found that you can train yourself to be happier. I am not saying that this will make you any better or worse as a parent. It’s not about your kids (finally!); it’s about you.
Try smiling when you are feeling apathetic and it will help switch a bland mood to a positive one. And give yourself credit for ALL the things you do well, even if the complete product doesn’t turn out well. You can focus on improving it the next time, but happy people tend to let themselves appreciate their own self.

I don’t know that anyone will read this, but I know this has drastically improved my work as a tutor for children and has made me more confident about my emotional future when I become a mother myself.

Kat 3 years ago

Bet she’s Irish… Or at least her coffee is. Might also explain walking the kids to school instead of driving!

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Lu 3 years ago

Hahaha! loved this post! I walked with my kids too…the main reason: my big butt and because I drove a dually truck. The other lovely moms would honk at me because my truck was so big and would get in their way. I found it easier to just walk! And yes I was smiling…it was nice to get out of my house and enjoy the sunshine and no one honking at me!

Deb 3 years ago

I HATE mornings getting ready for school. By the time the little shit gets out of my car I am so happy. But then the 2 yr. old is still in the car with me, ugh. Drop her at gram and paps, then I can let out a sigh of relief. Glad to know it’s not just me.

Mara 3 years ago

Maybe she is excited she gets to drop them off for the day and that is why she is smiling!

Danielle 3 years ago

I think you are right about there being a little more than coffee in that cup. Either that, or I need to be hooked up with her psychiatrist.

nancy 3 years ago

Maybe she is just a happy person. Or, maybe she had some God awful trauma in hee life that makes her appreciate the every day little things.

Mercy 3 years ago

You know, she probably gets some exercise and time to herself before the kids get up. I know that when I do that, I’m happier than the mornings when I get up when the kids do and I have to rush to prep everything to get them out on time.

Shelley 3 years ago

I often wonder what was missing in my gene pool when I can never be that put together morning mom. Now, I have to be that person in my classroom but at home, no way. I think we should be proud that we are the true person we are…..torn sweats, no make-up and bad hair and all…How do these people get up early on the weekends to get all made up to go to their kids soccer games, etc… Not in my gene pool!

ButteryMuffyn 3 years ago

I know some yummy mummies like this, happy and smiling whilst they drop the kids at school. At least 4 of them have been on or are on meds for depression, and are totally doped up in the mornings, that’s why they walk instead of drive!!

Colleen 3 years ago

No idea what’s in her coffee cup, but I find that “music soothes the savage beast” has saved ME many times! When my kids get to bickering in the back seat (at any time – the ride home when I pick them up after work is just as hellish as the ride to school in the morning) I queue up a song on my iPhone that I know they like and they’re singing along (and playing air drums) in no time. :)

Kristin 3 years ago

I became a morning person in the mid-90s, when I had to be in Midtown at 6:45 am, and then for many years of showing up to teach high schoolers at 7 am.

I much prefer mornings over evenings, but before we leave the house, I’m a banshee. Then, once I know we’re going to make it on time and we’ll make the bus with time to spare and I’ll be able to follow my “plan” for the day – I relax and – holy crap! – smile! No drugs other than caffeine are involved.

Now evenings. Evenings are medicated with wine.

MELINDA 3 years ago

Im not a morning person but i have to wake up @ 6 to get my daughter out of the house at 6:45 to walk to the bus stop with my neighbors. she is almost 8 and is really independent that she can get herself up and dresses and i dont have to nag about it. i only have to wait until she is awake to remind her to brush her teeth before she gets dresses(she has this thing about doing it after and toothpaste on her uniform would not be pretty) anyway she knows that she gets ready as quiet as possible so not to wake up my 4 yr old who i have to sit next to in my bed so she thinks im still sleeping(yes my 4 yr old ends up in my bed sometime when my hubby gets up for work at 4 i dont know how this started) anyways our unofficial rule is not to talk unless unnecessary (she is a yapper first thing in the morning) so far it works for the both of us.

Nicole 3 years ago

I’m thinking the pills, her and that Duggar woman, no one cand be that calm with 19 kids running around. Pharmaceuticals are the only option!!

Jmm 3 years ago

The answer is obvious. Clearly, she has a nanny.

imperfectmomma 3 years ago

I could say for me? Its the pills – so I’d go with that.

Christine 3 years ago

Maybe she is fantasising about keep on walking after the kids are at school & go live a simple happy life with just her dog. Or some kind of combination of prescription & illegal drug use. Both?

Sarah at Julia’s Child 3 years ago

At least she’s not bragging about it. One hot day beside a crowded pool I watched another mom flit about wearing a pink tee shirt that said HAPPY MOM! across the boobs, with a little smiley face on it. Maybe it was just the heat, or the overpowering scent of 50 SPF sunscreen, but it made me feel like belting her.
I have moments of “happy mom,” but I never once had the urge to print it across my chest.

Amber 3 years ago

I am NOT a morning person, never have been, never will be…..I know exactly how you feel when it comes to the morning battles and screaming at the kids. However, it’s not a smiling mom that gets me. It’s me looking like a total hag, refusing to get out of my car when I drop my son off. There are mother’s with full on hair and make up done and their son’s or daughter’s are equally primped. I work nights so I literally roll out of bed 30 minutes before we have to leave the house and I always wonder if these ladies sleep…because they appear to have perfect homes and lives, all while I feel like a monster mommy with awful morning breath.

OhanaMama 3 years ago

I doubt it’s effortless; she probably is very intentional in her “zen state.” :-)

I would love to routinely apply my efforts to being happy rather than… Fighting against the chaos of the routine? Life happens, day after day, and it’s exhausting to resist it.

This might be worth an experiment…

bethlaf 3 years ago

She is not REALLY happy, its a tragic botox accident….
or , maybe if you traded places with her, you could let her grab a big ole bite of the misery pie…

Samantha 3 years ago

I have to comment again. To have “good morning sex” – no, scratch that – to have morning sex, I would have to wake up at 5 am before the kids and manage to brush my teeth without waking them up. My husband is most game early in the morning (why ARE men like that), when all I really want is another four hours of sleep. The chances of him rousing me and then convincing me to sacrifice sleep for nookie at that time of the day are at their lowest and if there are any moms having GOOD morning sex with children under six in their house, I want to know HOW! Ha ha.

    Deirdre 3 years ago

    I was going to say the same thing. There is no such thing as GOOD morning sex with kids in the house. Even if you do manage to get around to it, you then have breakfast making and lunch packing and getting everyone dressed to look forward to, feeling like you need a shower immediately or want to just go back to sleep.
    No, it’s pills.

Mrs.pfifi 3 years ago

No, she is happy bc she is looking forward to the peace and quiet at home, after she drops them off.

Diana Cote 3 years ago

My daughter is not old enough to be in school yet, shes only 14 months but me and my DD wake up pretty much happy and energetic every day, we sing and play and go for walks, my husband on the other hand wakes up and needs 2-3 hrs to wake up, he and I are just different in the mornings. :)

happy mom 3 years ago

I am THAT mom….but I don’t have the energy by the end of the day, my days top at about 5pm and I’m done, climbing into bed at 7! no drugs, no alcohol…just a happy morning person. But, it all works out great for us because hubby is an evening guy, so he takes over when he gets home…which is a good thing because if I had to carry on til bedtime I would be a witch! Just think, that in the afternoon (or evening) when you’re flying high and at your best you can go “HAH! I’d like to see you now Happy Mother!”

Elisabeth 3 years ago

Maybe she’s happy BECAUSE she’s dropping the kids off at school.

Julia 3 years ago

You probably see me on your way to school too..I am the one with no make-up, bedhead of Einstein proportions, wearing a combination of my pajamas and other clothing items I have picked up off the bedroom floor..possibly my husband’s who is not even close to my size..and ratty slippers or whatever shoes were by the door.I am the one praying not to be rear-ended or have any other problem that requires me to exit my vehicle! I am down to one 10 year old so we actually chat not fight. We used to have The Perfect Mom at our school when my olders were little..every hair in place, full makeup, fancy expensive outfits..she never did the curbside roll up and drop off of shame but personally walked her perfectly dressed children to the door everyday. I later met her and found out her life was as about far from perfect as possible so I now try not to assume!

    Amber 3 years ago

    I think I just rewrote what you said LOL

Carolina 3 years ago

Wow it must me Vodka , or good morning sex
I hate mornings and i definatly got my hate face on.
And then hope and pray nobody dares to speak to me or even worse…
Ask me a question especially a totally meaningless not interesting question.
She drinks Vodka in her coffee , just had good sex or she is manic

Deirdre 3 years ago

I would go with pills, too. But my son’s old teacher might be one of those people. One time we showed up at school soaked after having been pelted by freezing rain for blocks (I live in the city). And I sighed and said, “Oh the SCHLEP!”. And she, a native of Michigan apparently hardened by many a winter said, “You know, I kind of like the schlep.”
And there you have it.

This also made me think of a post I wrote way back about making the bus and I unearthed it from a never-posted old blog and just reposted. It stressed me out to even read it!

Taylo 3 years ago

being a guy that was directed to this post…

why is it that women always want to break each other down? So this woman has good mornings that you can see from your car…what you dont see is her at any other point in time.

and before you go blasting me for chiming in…yeah us guys do it too…that includes me…but we dont do it with such anger/angst

We all get jealous of others, what looks great on the outside may not be on the inside…

Crazed in the Kitchen 3 years ago

Ha. I am reading this at 7:30 am while both of my boys sit on the couch playing with i-thingys. They woke up early and Mommy NEEDS her coffee and facebook time, so there you go. Of course, now they know that waking early=extra screen time, so I see a wonderful new morning routine being born here.

Lindsey 3 years ago

She’s on drugs. Also, she’s smiling because she’s dropping them off and is now Freeeeeeeeeeeeee.

shannon 3 years ago

She only has TWO kids and a dog.
THREE kids and a dog is what broke me.
The third boy.

Susanna K. 3 years ago

I have lived for long enough in a place that’s not just pedestrian-unfriendly but vehemently anti-pedestrian, that if I were able to actually walk my kids to school you couldn’t chisel the smile off my face.

That being said, I suspect she gets up at 5am or so. By the time you see her, her body probably thinks it’s nearly lunchtime.

Rachael~Adventures in Wunderland 3 years ago

ha! I was going to go with the pills fromt he moment you mentioned grinning ear to ear! I am a genuinely happy person but I have a morning more like yours~fighting, obnoxious kids-tired, barking mama. I think when they are old enough to drink coffee in the morning my house will be much more functional 😉

J O’C 3 years ago

First of all, it’s possible to smile through clenched teeth. And second,well, I am also one of those smiling, laughing moms (and I get confused looks from other women all_the_time). If only they knew how very tedious I find motherhood to be at times, and that to break the boredom I amuse myself by teasing the crap out of my kids. I’m say things like, “Did you know that when you were at school yesterday, I let the dog fart on your pillow?” Or, “You didn’t clean up like I asked. I can’t wait to get home and set all of your toys on fire!”

And I laugh and laugh.

Crys 3 years ago

My children and I have an understanding. They understand that before say noon, I am literally the devil so they mind their p’s and q’s. While, I understand that at noon they combust from holding it all in but, by then I am awake and aware enough for anything life, or the children throw at me.

Kate 3 years ago

I’ve been described as that mother who always seems happy. And the truth is, when I’m with my son, I usually am pretty damn happy. But I also share custody of him with his Dad so he’s only with me a few days a week. So when I have those precious moments with him, I enjoy them. That is not to say that he doesn’t get in trouble and really piss me off sometimes but, for the most part, we love being together. I miss him so much when he’s gone so I enjoy the time we have when we have it.

Sarah Parisi 3 years ago

This requires more investigation. What does she look like at school pickup time? Is she happy or dreading getting the kids back? Maybe she’s blissful in the morning because she knows they’ll be gone for several hours.

Samantha Agar 3 years ago

Your description of yourself is basically a description of me in the morning (and my kids), and I even know a mom like the one you’re talking about! They walk to school, baby bro in stroller and the three of them look like Norman arockwell characters. But instead of letting her bug me, I talk to her when I see her at my son’s school. I think I have a girl crush. She’s just really, really nice, without seeming judgy or snooty or any of the things those REALLY infuriating moms can be. And she inspires me to take a breath and remember that even if I feel like a raging bitch because I do, in fact, have a sore throat from screaming at my kids a few minutes ago, they also know I love them, and they also know I need a f#*!ing coffee. They also know that MOST of the time, I will drop what I am doing to laugh with them (or at them) or enjoy being with them, in the moment. Even if I have to get back to the dishes or cleaning their pee off the bathroom walls shortly after.

Heather Buen – Dallas Single Mom 3 years ago

A morning walk is the best form of exercise as it builds endorphins.
The words of Elle Wood from Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t. “

The Sadder But Wiser Girl 3 years ago

Irish coffee? A bit of Bailey’s in there? Five Hour Energy? Nah, some people are just naturally that way. Probably lots of yoga with the sunrise. Wish I could pull that off, because geez, I’m not one of them. Even after my caffeine! But I DO enjoy my children immensely, just maybe not between 7 and 8 in the morning!

Carpool Goddess 3 years ago

I’m going with the premise that something other than coffee is in her cup or she’s delighted to drop her kids off at school 😉 My husband is a cheerful morning person, so it may be possible she’s one of those too.

Bruna 3 years ago

My husband is not only a morning person, but he’s always, always, ALWAYS happy and playful, and singing, and OHMYGOD stop it already!!! I always tease him that it’s way TOO annoying for a bad mood person like me. 😛 I hate mornings and I feel miserable every single day when I have to get the kids ready for school. And there’s yelling sometimes as well. However, the rest of my day is usually a breeze (all alone, YEY!), and night time isn’t too stressful. My kids don’t even complain about going to bed! So yeah, I prefer it this way. The mornings are too fast anyways, then everyone’s gone, while afternoons/nights are much longer, so… :)

Becky 3 years ago

She’s definitely on some happy pills. If you ever get a chance to, find out what they are & be sure to share!

Stacy 3 years ago

I didn’t read all the comments however personally I think she smiles the whole way knowing she is leaving the kids at school and gets to go home to a quiet, peaceful house. I type this one handed while nursing a 17mo old, in my messy house that could (one day soon) be on an episode of hoarders, my 3yo is singing (loudly) “Everyday is a rainbow of colors” while clomping around in his 7yo brothers fireman rainboots. I KNOW I would be, not only smiling but laughing like a deranged clown if I was sending ALL my kids to school for 8 blissful hours!! LOL!

    Natalie 3 years ago

    Brilliant deduction.

    Coming from a mom who has Freshbeat Band stuck in her head…

    It was a great day….a super way….to spe-e-e-end….some time together…

Marisa 3 years ago

I needed this today. I left for work 20 minutes late due to my 6 yr old DD w/ special needs having the meltdown of all meltdowns about getting ready for school. I cried for 15 minutes of my ride to work.

John Waire 3 years ago

…she may just be a morning person :) Call me crazy, but I’d like to hang and document those crazy times in the morning some time. Frustrating in the moment, but memorable and REAL and smile inducing down the road…

Stephanie 3 years ago

Pills. Her cup is filled to the BRIM with pills. Either that, or she starts drinking the second she drops them off. Or she’s having an affair. One of those. Or all of those.

RachRiot 3 years ago

She’s one o’ them fembots. That pocket on her Juicy sweatsuit is a battery portal. She must be stopped.

Kiran 3 years ago

I think there are always the glass half full kind of people around at those moments when your glass is half empty and you just want to fill the rest with vodka. I think that God (he or she, however you see God) thinks that its a good idea to show us that so we feel worse about ourselves already, and maybe for us to wonder what the heck we are so damn cranky about.

Or it could just be pills. Yeah, maybe pills.

jane m 4 years ago

this post makes me never want to have kids!! so what is your insight on people who chose to be child-free anyways??

Barbara 4 years ago

Different times of the day good for different kinds of people. I AM that happy Mom in the morning, calm and efficient getting out the door. I am a morning person. BUT God help me and everyone around me after I hit that fatigue wall and turn into a raving, impatient lunatic from after dinner ’til bedtime! FINISH YOUR HOMEWORK, GET IN THE TUB, BRUSH YOUR TEETH DAMMIT!!! No one sees this because it is all under the cover of darkness! No one is perfect. (without meds, at least!).

The Mommy Psychologist 4 years ago

I know mommies like this. I’m pretty sure they are on drugs.

“The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself.”

Mary 4 years ago

If I don’t do the yelling, nagging and pressuring in the a.m.(e.g. when I finally let go and tell myself I don’t care if my girls go to school starving, in their pajamas with morning breath & rat-nest hair), my annoyingly laid-back husband takes on the role. That makes me smile. Better him than me! Thanks for the great post!

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Annie 4 years ago

OMG, I am not a morning person, my husand annoyingly is, so mornings at my house are me yelling at the kids to get ready, yelling at my husband to help me get the kids ready, my husband telling me to calm down and me leaving in a huff glad to not be the one that has to deliver the childern to school or the sitters…lol

Megan (Best of Fates) 4 years ago

Wait, coffee cups aren’t always filled with vodka? That truly changes my view of the world. I’m not sure for the better.

Joanna 4 years ago

I think I could even name that pill… :)
Oh, she has a great sex life… Just saying.

Did you see this episode? Luckily my husband and I figured this stuff out a while ago, but it’s very reaffirming that we are doing the right thing.

Nicole 4 years ago

Happy pills are good for the soul. I think I need some but not for my 2 year, just to deal with my husband… My son and I are both morning people so we do okay :) My husband… not so much. I’d rather not see or talk to him in the morning because he’s an a-hole.

Tiaras & Tantrums 4 years ago

She’s probably stoned you know!

Amber 4 years ago

Here’s my theory: she’s overjoyed because she’s dropping them off at school, and therefore has many hours of scream-free time ahead of her. She’s probably frowning at pickup.

Alexandra 4 years ago

I think she’s a lying pretend to their face scheming fake-0 that doesn’t really connect soul to soul with her DNA.

That’s what I think.




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