Her Bad Mother

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Bad Mother Home Companion

For any of you who might still be laboring under the misapprehension that mine is a household characterized by order, sophistication and grace, I offer you this:

The Sunday Morning Music Show, produced and directed by the Girl Formerly Known As Wonderbaby and starring the Girl Formerly Known As Wonderbaby, with guest appearances by Her Bad Father and Her Bad Baby Brother. Note the following:

1) That her father's signature tune is a bastardized blues version of the theme to The Beverly Hillbillies;

2) That the performance requires the wearing of nighties, pajamas and oversized slippers, and must be staged in a badly messed dining room;

3) That Her Bad Mother is in no wise required for the staging of the performance;

4) That the baby plays a mean banjo.

All of which sums up life here pretty neatly, I think.

As you were.


Hey, Toronto peeps: there's a nurse-in at the Ontario provincial legislature this coming Wednesday, to protest the imminent closure of Dr. Jack Newman's breastfeeding clinic and to demand that the province do more to promote and protect breastfeeding rights and support. Anyone care to join me? Leave a comment here and I'll get back to you with details.

UPDATE: Mister Jasper is a very sick little baby, and I simply can't go to this. E-mail me if you want details, to attend yourself. (And? Anyone local who wants to go and do a brief story on it for BlogHers Act Canada? I would LOVE you. E-mail me.)


Blogger motherbumper said...

STOP THE MUSIC? NO WAY - keep it going! I demand this each and every Sunday. I wait impatiently for the next instalment.

3:09 PM  
Blogger April said...

that is fantastic. your family is perfect :-)

3:24 PM  
Blogger Baby in the City said...

What Katie said!

5:10 PM  
Blogger Mama Smurf said...

I think you should send that in to the producers of "America's Got Talent"...cuz your bad family rocks...

5:57 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

All you need is a van, and you can take that show on the road. Yowza!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Ms. Moon said...

Looks like love to me.
And all the children are above average.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awh!! So adorable! :)

7:44 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

That is a whole lot of cuteness in one little video! Love!

8:49 PM  
Blogger Mom O Matic said...

Where's the mess? I sang Green Acres to my firsborn as a lullabye cause I couldn't recall the words to any kid songs. Still can't.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too darn cute. Love how she`s totally managing the baby, too. My oldest toddler is always adjusting his brother, too!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's official.

You are adopting me.

I've decided.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Tanis - you know it.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that tune was familiar! I kept waiting for the part about the Texas tea. ;)

11:21 PM  
Blogger Julie Marsh said...

Can we come over and play? There was a piano right there, with no one to play it. I call dibs!

11:25 PM  
Blogger MARY G said...

Gorgeous, and it looks pretty tidy to me -- I scraped up art supplies and tea party stuff for half an hour this afternoon.

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does it say video not available now? I want to see the cuteness too!

11:36 PM  
Blogger Mammatalk said...

It's like looking in the mirror. I have two little ones about that age also. And, our house is messier! Fabulous video!

11:59 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

hall - it should be working.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Velma said...

I already knew this from reading your blog, but seeing her on video makes it clear that there is a LOT of personality wrapped up that little girl child of yours! (And the boys are cute, too.)

10:04 AM  
Blogger Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Yeah - get some matching costumes and dude, yer set fer life!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was awesome HBM!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Irene said...

It sounds to me like a good time was had by all and you can't say that about the Waltons.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Momo Fali said...

It takes pure musical genius to further bastardize the Beverly Hillbillies theme. Kudos!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Liz Miller said...

Holy guacamole, your family is just FLOODED with adorability.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

What time is the demonstration at the legislature? Depending upon when it is, I might be able to make it (you know, between drop offs and pick ups and all that).

6:31 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Looper - it's at 10:30...

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be there. Thanks for the heads up

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would totally join you except I'm not allowed because I'll be inside Queen's Park :-)

Maybe I'll come and visit!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I'm game. and will be sure to lactate aplenty

12:53 PM  
Blogger Multi-tasking Mommy said...


2:02 PM  

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