Mommy Reality #24: Replacing This Thorn In My Side

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It’s Friday, I’m in love!

Okay, finally a Friday song to kick out of our heads the song Jen put in the last Mommy Reality Post!

Anyway, welcome to Mommy Reality Challenge #24!

If this is your first time hearing about the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad you are joining this great community of moms who participate in our bi-weekly challenges that showcase all the fun, crazy, and sometimes overwhelming moments that are in every mom’s life!

Please don’t just read. This is an INTERACTIVE post! Come join in all the fun!

The Rules are Simple!

  1. We will announce the theme
  2. You will take a pic, post it to the social media account of your choice with the hashtag #mommyreality or write a post and then link it up to this blog post!
  3. Then in two weeks, we will announce our favorites and award a meme to the winner!


Don’t you just hate it when you can’t daydream while brewing tea?


Don’t you just hate it when you can’t hang up the phone?

phone gif

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t grab spices with your wrists?

spice cabinet

It’s so hard to eat popcorn when you’re busy holding your drink :(


For last week’s Mommy Reality Challenge, Jen, from the Mommy Reality Team, challenged us to share our Pet Peeves around the house! (Hence the awesome informercial gif introduction!)

There seemed to be an on-going theme with the majority of us loathing childproof containers!

The winning entry we chose was a situation that irritates us to no end…

The winner of Mommy Reality Challenge #23: Mom’s Pet Peeves:

Lysa from Welcome to My Circus whose family tends to snatch her scissors and never return them (she even had to hunt them down to take this pic!). Here’s your meme, Lysa and we hope you join us as the next Mommy Reality Co-Host!

Lysa scissors meme

The Runner-Up position goes to Amber from Our Charmed Life whose pet peeve is when she talks and no one listens. In fact, she has a house rule, “When you go in time-out, you stay there 1 minute per year you’ve been alive”.

So…guess who was in time-out for 38 minutes for doing Amber’s Pet Peeve recently?

Time Out

Before we move onto our new Mommy Reality Challenge we want to give special thanks to Amber for co-hosting this challenge with us!

Don’t forget to take a walk down memory lane to see all of the other #mommyreality memes on our tumblr page.

It’s time for the next Mommy Reality Challenge!

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And Introducing a NEW Mommy Reality Guest Co-Host:

Lauren from Motherhood and Beyond!

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As a reminder, Lauren won our “What Mom Eats For Breakfast” Challenge. Lauren is a stay-at-home mom of three and enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and being creative! She incorporates all her hobbies into her blog, so you’ll want to make sure to check it out!

Our NEW Mommy Reality Challenge Theme:

What Mom Wants Needs For Christmas

Way back in the day around, this time of year, sexist holiday shopping ads catered towards “What Women Want” for Christmas were abundant:

sexist christmas ad

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, Celeste from the Mommy Reality Team remembers seeing TV ads, not quite as bad as the one above, but still thinking, “Wow, just kill me if I ever reach the point where I’m asking for a toaster for Christmas!”

Well… now that Celeste is a grown-up, she STILL feels that a gift related to one of her hobbies such as a gift card to Sephora or something fun and geeky would be the ideal Christmas presents. HOWEVER– she’s started to admit that there are certain appliances and utensils around the house that she would actually feel a sense of relief (and some excitement) about receiving as Christmas gifts because they’ve been so neglected and are worse for wear, but various expenses have come up, so she hasn’t gotten around to getting said items replaced and they’ve just become a thorn in her side.

knivesFor example, this knife block set is ancient and has seen better days. Some of the knives have broken or have gone missing. The point is, they weren’t taken care of and nurtured as they should’ve been, so they’re quite pathetic. Sometimes Celeste wonders why she even bothers keeping them at all, because at this point, they’re so dull, it’d probably be easier slicing bananas with a baseball bat.

So what about you, fellow moms? Is there anything at all around your house that’s become such a thorn in your side, you’d love to get it replaced for Christmas?

It’s your turn to share!

You have 2 weeks to complete this challenge!

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✔ *By submitting your pic, you are giving the Mommy Reality Team permission to use your photo to create a special silly meme for you if you win! :). If you win and you’re a blogger, you also have the to opportunity to be our co-host!

✔ **The Mommy Reality team and our special co-host are VERY diligent in pinning, posting, and sharing the link-up participation every week, so make sure to follow us on our social media channels so you won’t miss out!

We encourage you to visit a couple other Mommy Reality participants in the link-up and leave meaningful comments! The best part of this link-up is that we’re a community of real moms with a sense of humor about ourselves!


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      That’s good news for you guys! I wish that were the case around here! my dishwasher is broken, also the refrigerator oh and don’t forget the garage door that is sounding like a dying ship when it opens. right now we have more work orders out than I can keep up with :)
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  1. I love that song… whew, brings back some memories from my teen years (like listening to this over and over on my walkman)!

    What a fun challenge. I think my answer to this one is easy… new Momwear! *wink, wink*

    I hope you and your loved ones had an awesome Thanksgiving.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. I absolutely love my meme and feel like I just won an academy award or something! Who would have known my pet peeve about missing scissors were on the top of everyone’s pet peeve list! Thank you for choosing me and I would be honored to co-host with you gals! Just let me know when and what I need to do.

    Wow that song brought back some wonderful memories…I have a perma smile on my face after listening to it! :-) As a matter of fact I think I am going to share it on my Facebook page for all of my friends from high school to reminisce along with me. My husband wasn’t as happy as I was to hear that song as he is 9 years older than I and just doesn’t “get our kind of music.” Bwahahahaha!

    My list of things is long as far as things I wish to receive for Christmas around the house…our garage door opener sounds like something is dying every time it opens and closes and is so loud I’m sure my parents can hear it from two blocks away. My dryer died, my Pathfinder needs mechanic work done, my Disney Princess toaster doesn’t toast anymore, and the list goes on. I’m sure I’ll pick one of them that I NEED the most and share later today!

    Again thanks for the awesome meme it totally made my day!

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      1. Thanks Jen! ;-) It is such an annoying thing to have our scissors go missing since we need them to open just about EVERYTHING these days. I keep threatening to tie them to a string around my neck but after I thought about it a little more I realized how ridiculous the idea truly was but when frustrated with the kids we often say silly, absurd things like that. Hahaha

        I am really excited to co-host with you and Celeste for the next Mommy Reality. I received your email and replied, thank you both again for not only choosing me this week but for hosting what I consider my FAV linky!

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  3. Hi Jen, congratulations to Lysa for winning the last MommyReality. I totally meant to link up with the last challenge (I have soooo many pet peeves), but I never quite got there….This fortnights challenge isn’t so easy though as I am pretty much happy with all I have, except for…….

      1. The more time I have the easier I find it to put things off until later and before I know it time has run out. It gives me too much time to procrastinate!

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  5. I can’t believe I almost missed the link-up! Thanks for the shout-out about my pet-peeve post. That picture of D in the corner still cracks me up!
    Isn’t it funny how your wish list changes as you grow up? It used to be Barbie’s, Lego’s, and other toys and now we genuinely want new knives, dishes, and curtians (that ones for me!).
    Cheers on another great Mommy Reality Challenge!

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