89 In Life

Monday, Monday


It’s Monday night and I’m allowing myself 30 minutes to write this blog post. If there is an abrupt ending it will likely mean I cut myself off. First, how have you all held out on the trains for so long? And why on earth do I not have a train t-shirt… you better believe there will be one soon! You all are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to trains and I appreciate each and every comment… I’ve already been scouring Ebay for trains and I will keep you posted on what I decide on … but you mustn’t tell the Rover!

The picture above is a great representation of how I spent a large portion of the weekend. And the picture below is a good representation of how I felt post-operation “pack ’em up & ship ’em out”.  When I was done I ate what was left of the bag of Smarties and wondered when I got so old, after several hours of standing on my feet packing boxes I thought for sure I had just finished a 10K; even with my geriatric “anti-fatigue” mat that I stood on in my very supportive sneakers. I thankfully had the help of a very sweet and hard working young lady, Rachel. Every once in a while I’d ask her if she was hurting, how her knees, back, neck were feeling… she’d look over at me and smile and say, “fine”.  There I stood on my geri-mat with my running shoes on thinking I might die and she was barefoot feeling great! Next time I may let her pack them all and I’ll just lay on the couch and eat Smarties.



Do any of you all wonder if I feel totally ridiculous when I stage and photograph this doll? The answer is yes, I also laugh uncontrollably, make sure all curtains are closed and doors are locked so no one will walk in and find me in my state of insanity. If a neighbor came by for a cup of sugar and happened to peek in the front door and saw me standing on a chair, camera to my face, in front of a doll laid out with crushed Smarties on her face they would likely call the authorities… and I certainly wouldn’t blame them.

I took all of the packed boxes to the post office this morning… I had to roll their giant utility cart to my car to unload the boxes… thank you for packing out that utility cart. Next time I’ll photograph it… and if I’m over myself enough I might throw Darby Doll in it… there’s no doubt the postal workers would think I’d lost my mind.

Our weekend involved other things too, like cinnamon rolls Saturday morning… and SEC football Saturday afternoon. War Eagle, it’s great to be an Auburn Tiger {as long as you don’t print it on a t-shirt}!


Since I have a new smartphone my sister and I communicate much more frequently… much. Anyway, last week I sent her a Zappo’s gift card in the mail on Monday {because she does way more for me than any sister should have to}… and by Thursday it still wasn’t there. I was sure some one knew it was in the envelope and stole it. Mail usually gets from me to her in one business day. I couldn’t figure out what the hold up was. Then she sent me this picture on Friday.


Attached to the picture text were the words, “It’s here, but it’s opened”. I knew it, I knew someone was out there with some special gift card sonar scanning device, identifying and stealing gift cards from the mail. So I frantically texted back on my cell phone…

“Why the help wad it opened?”

That was exactly what my text said to her…  I laughed really hard and wondered if she would be able to translate. I am learning that smartphones sometimes have a mind of their own and try to translate what they think you might be saying. This is not the first time I’ve sent some totally random, nonsensical text to someone.

The text to her was supposed to say, “Why the hell was it opened?” I know, such strong language. Sometimes I use it. I’d rather confess to using it instead of pretending that I don’t. I called her, she was able to translate on her own… and she told me she sent an email {smartphones do this in emails too} to a client last week and told them she “really liked and thought they should stick with warm greasy”… the translation is “warm grays”. Oh hilarious… would you all please let me know that I am not the only one who can’t control my phone? From here on out I will refer to Erika as “help wad”.

By the way, the gift card was still in the opened envelope, the sonar scanning scam-er didn’t get it!


Sunday we made a little trip down to the farm. Some of Justin’s employees have peppers in the garden still and they are absolutely beautiful. They said they’re like a habanero so I didn’t get too close, nor did I ask for a taste but I did steal a few pictures.

Time has run out…

I took Rover to Office Max with me this morning…


He really liked it… and opened everything I wanted to buy before I bought it.


This evening the kids fed the “hawks” and waited for them to come for bird seed. I didn’t let them wait too long…


I played UNO with the girls and realized that I am not as patient as I thought I was. If you need to practice patience, might I suggest a round of UNO with a 4 & 5-year-old {who obviously forgot to shuffle}.


Boys are SO different than girls, tonight JM had to get in one last ride before bed.



I’m past curfew… good night!

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  • Sarah
    October 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I’m so glad you are mad at the”smart” phone change your words feature too I had my husband turn it off this am after I wrote bff in a txt and it changed it to NFC-where did THAT come from? I think greasy would be a great color for walls:)

  • Kelly
    October 18, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    You are so hilarious! Seriously.

  • sherry
    October 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    You crack me up! I love the UNO shots, kids never shuffle cards. I ship everyday from my home. I have my kids run the boxes into the USPS for me, the people now them and I am right at the door…I make it a game with timing them, if they make good time while still being polite (not running over people and holding the door open for little old ladies) they get to go to Sonic!

  • Cat from iBlog
    October 18, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    My phone does that ALL the time! That darn spell check…or whatever. This post made me laugh. I needed that before heading to bed. Rover is too cute. So glad your shirts are doing so well. I love Darby doll. I laugh at those who visit your blog for the first time and see it and they think, “What the help wad up with her?!?” 😉 You rock. I realize I never wrote you to tell you what I had to tell you. I know. I’m trying to keep you in suspense……

  • Stephanie
    October 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I WAS wondering about the staging process with Darby Doll! I know the ridiculous lengths I go to just for a couple pictures of my own, I just knew Darby Doll had to sometimes get the best of you – and keep it up – I LOVE HER!!! Her appearance in your posts always brightens my day =)

    And my iphone texts are RIDICULOUS. Not to mention my facebook posts from the phone require much attention before I hit the “done” button these days – I was writing the other day on a male coworker’s wall and I ALMOST wrote the word “gonads” when the phone “corrected” something in the sentence. What the ‘help’ was it thinking?!!? ha!

  • Katherine @ Grass Stains
    October 18, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I know I’ve said this before, but GOSH I just look forward to your posts so much! I get so excited when I see one in my Reader. 🙂 And I really hope no one gives you any guff over saying “help.” I hope we’ve all got better things to do than be the language police.

  • Jen
    October 18, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Darby Doll Rocks! So funny!

  • Erin
    October 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    we had a mad weekend getting ready for my nephew’s first birthday party, when…i received a text from my sister asking me, “can you pick up the cake while youre in vagina?” NOT KIDDING. auto text, how you have done us wrong! she had written the name of the city “Watauga”, but apparently her phone wasn’t down with that…

  • Mott Smith
    October 19, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Darby, Just a note to let you know how much I appreciated the pinestraw that Justin’s worker delivered a few weeks ago. I am still spreading it out but about finished. Things are looking much better with the straw (always does IMO) and I am probably going to need a good bit more but will let him know. I enjoy being able to do business with people that you feel like you know and trust.

    You are amazing with your so many talents! I feel like we could have been sisters until I realized I’m maybe a little older than your mom. I sure don’t feel like it mentally but numbers don’t lie, do they?

    I really do enjoy yours and Erika’s blogs. Keep up the good work!

  • Caroline
    October 19, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Oh how I love Darby Doll posts!! This post made me laugh.

  • Perfecting Pru
    October 19, 2010 at 2:52 am

    You write in such a wonderful way Darby. I love reading your posts of snapshots of a couple of days, and I enjoy the photos of the doll – they are funny.

  • Sarah
    October 19, 2010 at 5:02 am

    This is too funny–Your posts always make me smile and laugh!

    War Eagle!

  • Carolyn
    October 19, 2010 at 6:05 am

    I LOVE your darby doll pictures. they never fail to amuse me.

  • Pam
    October 19, 2010 at 6:15 am

    This post cracked me up. I can totally relate to the phone and it’s mindless texting… there have been many times and many laughs over it!!

  • kristen
    October 19, 2010 at 6:24 am

    that is great your tees are doing so great!! and why wouldn’t they?! they are adorable! and i’m feeling really like an outsider reading that train post below…everyone is so well informed on trains. i know nothing but if i ever have a boy, i’m bookmarking that page!

  • edie
    October 19, 2010 at 6:28 am

    your darby doll makes my day.
    i’d LOVE to be onsight when you’re staging her.
    i don’t know if i could stop laughing.
    i’m pretty sure i couldn’t.
    love you and your busy self.

  • alison g. (brazil)
    October 19, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I’m so cracking up over “help wad,” drooling over cinnamon rolls (there’s no such thing in Brazil), and as always, adoring your rovers!

  • julia
    October 19, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I did a little photo essay this summer with a stuffed tiger. When I put the tiger in a freezer at Walmart my son told me he was embarrassed! I know! How could he???

    I cope with games like Uno by putting a time limit on them. I couldn’t do it otherwise.

  • Sherry
    October 19, 2010 at 7:36 am

    This was hilariously funny. My iphone self corrects all the time and I’m always sending messages like “dies she want to go?” – instead of “does she want to go?”

    I love the Darby doll, wish my kids could fit into your t-shirts still…and by the way I made your pumpkin/banana yellow cake mix twice this weekend and everyone devoured it (including my neighbors). Made more last night and my daughter took it to school for her class. Then I even shared it with my Facebook friends. YUM-YUM.

  • Tessa
    October 19, 2010 at 7:51 am

    You. Crack. Me. Up. Wish we were real life friends! I could use a few help wad messages and Darby Doll encounters to add a little extra humor to my days. Not that life with two young boys doesn’t have its share of comic relief! I need to send you a pic. of a train set that I searched high and low for…you will love it. I bought it for my youngest when we first started the train craze. I’m going to see if I can find your email and I’ll send it…
    you’ll have to wait and see what it is! 🙂

  • Lexie
    October 19, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Darby, this is the first time I have commented on your site and I have been a follower of your blog for a while. I love it! I was laughing out loud this morning–I love the Darby doll and think I need a Lexie doll. Thanks for the laughs!

  • Erica
    October 19, 2010 at 8:23 am

    You’re hilarious! I have sent many texts before I realize that it automatically corrected some of my words to something I totally didn’t mean. The other day, I was texting my husband to let him know I wasn’t feeling well…and it sent him “I am features”….it changed feeling to features and sent before I could fix it. His response, “WHAT??”…He was really confused! It was a laugh out loud moment for us and I quickly tried to send another text to fix it.

  • Samma
    October 19, 2010 at 8:31 am

    My husband sends me weird texts all the time thanks to his Driod! That’s why I need to stick to my ancient Blackberry. Hahah, I have wondered if you feel goofy doing the Darby doll shots!

  • Ashley
    October 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I can totally relate with the wierd translations…I always feel like I need to send another text just to translate so the other person doesn’t think Im an idiot! I love the pictures of JM, makes me super excited about our little boy on the way, I’m sure he will rock our girly world!

  • Susan
    October 19, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I love Darby doll! She epitomizes how all women feel. Love to see your updates. Keep up the good work!

  • emily
    October 19, 2010 at 8:53 am

    My mom doesn’t text, but she sent my sister a text a while back that said “acababa no.” My sister said “I think mom just texted me and wants me to call her.” That’s exactly what my mom was trying to say, but she didn’t know how to use the t9 application. Now we always text ‘acababa no’ when we need someone to call. 🙂

  • Katie
    October 19, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Your Uno is our Hi-Ho Cherry-o and Memory with AK while Jack is napping. He likes to eat the cherries. Speaking of Memory, I saw a version at Wal-Mart the other day that was Richard Scarry….aren’t y’all fans or did I make that up? JM looks so precious laying there in his jommies rolling his tractors with that mega ram on standby. I think you should totally take Darby Doll into public for photos. It would be too funny when someone asks you what the “help” you are doing. 😉

  • Lori
    October 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Train long sleeves tees would be awesome! So far I haven’t been quick enough on the 4t shirts. That must be a popular size as they sell out quick. Now I think I’ll hold out for a honey bee train tee for my son. Great idea! Good luck on ebay shopping for trains. My son’s favorites are thomas, james and henry. (we recently potty trained my son and you can imagine my sons favorite underwear are train underwear from target. To help prevent with accidents – he’ll even say, “no go potty on James!” ha! ha!

  • bellamia
    October 19, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Hilarious!!! Thank you for making me laugh this morning! The Girls and I spent FOREVER in Verizon yesterday picking out a new Smartphone; BUT when I “practiced” texting on several different phones and NONE of them even remotely came out with what I wanted it to say, we left! Have a great day!

  • Help Wad
    October 19, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I love you!

  • Heather
    October 19, 2010 at 10:01 am

    How do you stay so skinny eating smarties and cinimon rolls;) no, really tell me – I must know your secret, lol.

  • Sara
    October 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I think I see my box in that pile 😉 Hopefully Darby Doll didn’t eat my Smarties…

  • Maria
    October 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Darby, I love your blog. I read it all the time. I never comment though because I feel my comments will be the same as everyone else’s (you’re great…you’re funny, your kids are gorgeous, etc). Today’s post was indeed very funny and made me laugh – except for the part about going postal. Many may say I’m too sensitive about this, but both my husband and I have been dedicated USPS employees for over 25 years each. The Postal Service has not only provided us with wonderful career advancement over the years, but the benefits have also been outstanding. Not a day goes by when we don’t hear someone make a “joke” about “going postal”, “having a gun”, “taking them hostage” and so on. I get it – the USPS has a bad reputation. At present, the USPS employs over 600,000 people. Yes, there’s a lot of stress and yes there’s definitely some bad apples. But please, focus on the good – the fact that our postal system in this country is one of the best in the WORLD. In many countries, you can’t even mail a letter without it being opened. And packages? Forget it. I don’t want to ramble – I just want to say that so many people admire and look up to you. Please don’t add to the comments which hurt all postal employees.

  • Jennifer Morena
    October 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I was just ready to type and looked up to see a comment to you from Help Wad…so funny! 🙂 My droid is ALWAYS spell-checking and changing what I text. Just the other day I texted a friend to tell her my son would be at her son’s bday party. Instead of sending “He will be at Grayson’s party, she received “He will be at greatsobs pary!” I can’t tell you how many times I retext a correct spelling!! Oh well, it does add humor to the day!

    Love Miss Darby Doll, as usual. And train tees would be great! We are HUGE train fans here as well. I know you received loads of opinions, so I don’t need to add more. Good luck in your decision making!

  • Erica
    October 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I love your blog! I love what you said about the birdseed. I tease my husband because he is always trying to recreate National Geographic moments for my kids to see. I have caught him more than once attempting to feed a bird a worm just so my kids can witness it. So true about the Uno. We played the game of Life with our kids this weekend, and it was definitely a test of our patience. Our 5 year old lost interest in the middle of the game and we continued to “play for her” in the event that she decided to return to the game. I also love Darby doll. She always makes me laugh!

  • natalie @ our old southern house
    October 19, 2010 at 11:29 am

    i think mary margaret’s halloween trick-or-treat bag that my mom ordered her might be in the ones you mailed yesterday. hip hip hooray!

  • lindsay
    October 19, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I love your posts! I found your blog through your sister’s whom I also recently discovered. I have a twin sister too and I hope we remain as close as we are now forever! I love the Darby Doll so funny!

  • kathleen
    October 19, 2010 at 11:40 am

    The postal service has letter sorting machines designed for a no. 10 envelope any oversized envelopes hint hint are sent though a flat sorting machine an envelope with more surface area and sturdiness flys through as it was designed to do boxes are conveyed and sorted on a small bundle sorter perhaps utube has some videos of postal service sorting machines in operation i am suprized it was not in a we care envelope apologizing for the damage in handling please bear in mind hard working postal service members are dedicated and cringe when a piece of mail with a key gets by and creates a jam for subsequent letters hard objects are best sent in a box, breakables wrapped in bubble wrap in a box within a box please don’t cut corners in the packaging department if one takes the time to write fragile take the time to wrap and pack as if it is fragile more and more packages will be sent in the mail this time of year i hope your readers take the time to package up items in proper surroundings bubble wrap styrofoamy peanuts etc thank you for your blog

  • Christina
    October 19, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I have been stalking your blog for a few months now, and I must say I think Darby Doll is very charming! I tought preschool while in college and loved playing UNO with the kids, but I agree it is a patience tester. Especially when the kids gang up against the teacher and cheat so they can win!

    Thank you for your blog. It is an enjoyable read. Hope you have a nice week.

  • Sarah
    October 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Sorry to say it but I feel better knowing your phone changed your texts too. My i phone does it and it drives me mad! Now I know I am not the only one. Those peppers look divine.
    Glad to see your biz is booming.

  • melissa stover
    October 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    the phone goofs are hilarious. my cousin’s wife does it all the time on facebook. after my baby dipped my blackberry in coffee, it worked but could only text some of the letters. i had to still use it while i was waiting on a replacement and though i warned people i couldn’t text properly, they still texted me. i didn’t have use of the y so my yeses were Es. that was one of my easier replies to figure out. the best thing about it all was it was cause for a lot of laughs.

  • Tara
    October 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    My hubby is a postal carrier and he’s seen it all(and I take a pic of Everything) so your doll pics would be normal order.
    They are dedicated honest people and the one that wasn’t here in town was robbing banks on his day off-for real!- not some piddly gift card, haha that would make him lose his job.
    Think of all the things you do trust to go through the mail. It’s quite a system.

    my phone sends crazy funny texts all the time.

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now
    October 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I am so impressed that you would play Uno with your 4 and 5 year old. I can’t even do Candyland with my 4 year old b/c the 2 year old wants to get into everything. :s

  • Erin
    October 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Darby, I just have to tell you, we were one of the lucky few families who received a contraband War Eagle shirt from the first and only run. My son wore it to the Auburn game this past weekend and I cannot tell you how many people stopped us (total strangers) and said, “Oh, you have one of Darby’s shirts”! It was a total reminder of how small the world is (and also how many people read your blog)! 🙂

  • paige
    October 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    please tell me darby doll will live on
    what a flippin riot
    i love you even more, knowing that you throw around a few dirty words too.

  • kacey @ shes.no.martha
    October 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I love the Darby doll pix! Don’t ever stop them!!!

  • Rachel Z
    October 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Darby, this happens to me all the time..the smart phone correcting texts to say what you are not trying to say! Too funny with the “help wad” but I wanted to let you know you are not the only one this happens to!

  • Leslie
    October 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    You can’t do this to me…I was all “Be still my heart…” When I saw that random bucket of peppers…maybe you can get Darby Doll on a pepper jelly recipe for us! 😉 and could Y’all puh-lease whip the tar outta the yellow tigah’s this weekend!!

  • Karen
    October 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I love these posts filled with miscellany from your family’s week. You are inspiring and I think have been instrumental in kick starting my long dormant maternal instinct! Now, I just need to get married and have kids.

  • Christi
    October 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I have followed your blog for some time (I found it through your sister’s blog), and I must say I LOVE reading your posts. I have a funny “smart phone” autocorrect story for you. I was texting my sister-in-law about getting mad at someone. I hadn’t had my iPhone very long, so I was slow typing on the keyboard. Anyway, I was trying to tell her that I have a crazy streak in me. The stinkin’ autocorrect sent “I have a crazy STD in me”!!!! LOL! I seriously crack up every time I think about it!!!

  • meaghan
    October 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    i once posted on facebook from my phone at about midnight “it’s hard to go to Ned when jon isn’t home” i posted it and didn’t check. the next day i had all these comments about whose Ned? i was actually kinda embarrased. i ALWAYS have to retext people apologies for my random sounding texts!!!! xoxo

  • meaghan
    October 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    maybe you got all the train help you wanted, but i have 3 boys and they alllll play trains 😉 we have ikea, brio, garage sale, and thomas track. they all work together, but we ONLY have thomas trains…it’s the videos 😉

  • HannahJ
    October 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    You are hilareous- isn’t it amazing how the little things in this journey of motherhood can be so interesting/entertaining/funny? I am so happy for you that the tee-shirts have taken off so! wonderful!

  • Tonia
    October 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I so should’ve asked first, but I got your link in my blog today!! I have been having a rough couple of weeks and it was so nice to laugh out loud!!! You are a hoot!!!! Congratulations on your shirts!

  • Lori
    October 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I’ve been a reader for a few months and this is my first comment as well. I just had to leave one since I was just reading a “love email” from my husbands iPhone that said he was happy he was sharing his lice with me! I was laughing out loud! He of course meant “life” not “lice.” You are definitely not alone! Love the blog by the way!

  • Lynne
    October 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Darby doll makes my day! Crushed smarties, tears, sinus cleanser(I think that’s what that was?)! You are truly hilarious, and make my day with these honest and giggle producing posts. Thanks, Darby! You’re a blessing!

  • Amy
    October 19, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Your posts always make my day! Just is just a tid-bit of info, but I’m not sure if you just prefer the USPS flat rate boxes or just don’t know, but they also have a flat rate pouch that you could ship your tees in. They are really easy to use, very protective of the contents, and can be found at the post office just like the boxes. I also don’t know if you are having to put those little USPS boxes together or not so just in case you are, I thought I’d tell you about the pouches to make your life a little easier. We are loving our tees by the way. The tee shirts you use are super soft and hold up very well in the wash. Thanks for doing the research on those!

  • Amy
    October 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Ughh, that above post was supposed to say “This is just a tid bit of info . . .” I guess my “Smart” computer is in cahoots with your Smart phone!

  • Emily
    October 19, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Hopefully, you’ll be singing a different tune this Saturday 🙂 Geaux Tigers!!

  • Melissa (melissab74)
    October 19, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Long live Darby Doll!

    Too funny about the text! I used to hate texting, b/c I was so slow at it. Now that I’ve gotten a Blackberry, I’m much better at it and using it much more. No mishaps….yet….but I’m sure they’re coming!

  • abby
    October 19, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    The Darby doll cracks me up! Just this afternoon my SIL and I were discussing her and the smushed smarties on her face. You should TOTALLY take her out in public and report back to the blog on that! 😉

    Love the new long sleeve t’s by the way!

  • sherry
    October 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I forgot to add this to my earlier comment…when shipping with priority and printing your own shipping labels(as you are) you can request a pickup the day before and they will come and gather them up…you just have to go to the usps website AND you can order shipping supplies for FREE, no delivery charges…it makes shipping a lot easier….will free up some time to write more posts:)

  • Kelly Splittorff
    October 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    You made me smile and laugh out loud! As a mother of two boys I can relate to the last ride. It’s bedtime and as I type this I can hear them making all kinds of boy sounds to go along with the trucks.
    If your looking for another book to read you should try A Nickel’s Worth of Skim Milk by Hastings. It’s about the Great Depression and it’s written from the perspective of a young boy and his childhood. Growing up in the 30’s and all the things people did to survive. I have found it to be really interesting and eye opening.

  • Ava Roxanne Stritt
    October 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Love the stacks in your house and life! Also we are partial to Mary Janes & Smarties in my house too! Mary Janes for me & Smarties for my sweet daughter! (but she got it from me – I was a smartie eatin gal in the day too)

  • beth
    October 20, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I’m hoping Darby Doll can make it for dinner next time you’re in town.
    I’ll have a special seat for her at the table. Look’n forward to Thanksgiving week! Keep it up girl!

  • Kelly
    October 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Darby, you always make me laugh! I just have to tell you that I have the sweetest mother-in-law in the world. I have never heard her mutter a bad thing about anyone, or even say ‘crap’. She is so conservative and careful with her words!
    A few weeks ago she sent a text out to all of her kids that was supposed to say ‘Lunch?’ and it ended up simply saying ‘Crotch?’
    I have laughed about this for hours. No one knew how to respond! Maybe you have to know her, but it was hysterical.

  • Snekcip
    October 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Fairly NEW to your blog and simply love it! Darby only makes it better!!!

  • Snekcip
    October 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    PS Would love to read your sister’s blog…does she mind you sharing it w/newcomers?

  • Snekcip
    October 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    PSS Never mind my “smartbrain” found it!!! 🙂

  • Kathleen
    October 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    darby! go on gilt.com now! great melissa and doug train sets! a really great deal!

  • Abby Maddox
    October 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I dont know how you’re doing all that and not having a mental breakdown. You need time away with your husband. buy plane ticket NOW!!!!

  • jen rutter
    October 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    see if usps has free postal pick-ups in your area…usps.com click on schedule a pick up. it has saved me many a headache, many times:)

  • Margaret
    October 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    i read the “help wad” part out loud to my husband and i was in tears i was laughing so hard. my phone does that all the time and he always calls me cracking up because of what it ends up sending him. 🙂

    we got our t-shirts today and my 5 year old had to put one on immediately. he loves them! i have a feeling we’ll be ordering more soon–thanks so much! 🙂

  • Suzanne
    October 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I also recently made the transfer from iPhone to EVO and it is very different typing on the EVO and I have sent many messages that I even have a hard time translating! Love the owl tees! I just threw my 1 year old twins an owl birthday party and they have an owl nursery, so needless to say…I love owls!! Hoot hoot their cute!

  • Deidre
    October 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

    my blackberry used to love “helping me out” by changing July to “kilt”…every time! happy 4th of kilt? really, smartphone? 🙂

  • Sara
    October 21, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Whoo hoo!! My Honey Bee Tees box arrived today. How did you fit three tees in that tiny little box? And wrap it all up to be so cute! I pulled out the tees and my three-year-old started bouncing up and down. He LOVES them. He is wearing the sea plane tomorrow and the truck on Saturday he informed me instantly. I was a little worried about the sizes but they fit perfectly and are so soft!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will be ordering more for sure 🙂
    Oh, and I was so relieved to see that Darby Doll did leave some Smarties for me 😉

  • Melanie
    October 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    My husband works for the railroad. He was a conductor, then an engineer, and now is in management. I have actually ridden on one that he was driving but only for a couple of miles.

    Just to make you feel better, I am not a patient game player either. (not when my son was little:)

  • Sherrie
    October 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    ROTFLMAO at the smart phone. I have an iPhone that always thinks it knows better what I want to say. Yesterday I posted this on FB “Did anyone hear how the 6th grade yam did?” Yam was supposed to be team. 🙂

  • Jennifer
    October 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    One time back in school a friend texted me to ask if I was going to do anything that night. I unknowingly responded, “Yes, probably something on acorns.” Acorns, also known as “campus.”

  • keight
    October 25, 2010 at 6:58 am

    i love text mess ups like that. my best on was typing “bizarre” so poorly to our real-estate agent that it came out “that was so mozzarella.” now my husband and i use those words interchangeably. my worst one ever that almost killed me was an email. my female boss sent me a email thanking me for doing something and i was feeling hyper and tried to write back “sho nuff” (like sure enough) i hit the spell check correction button a few times when it popped up and then it sent. then it occurred to me that i didn’t want correctly spelled words since i was sending a slang-y email. i looked into my sent folder and the entirety of the email i had sent was “show muff.” awesome.

  • Lindsey
    October 25, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I read your blog all the time and this post was too funny not to comment! My recent texting mishap…I was on the way home from running errands and sent my hubby a text that said “Call me when you have sex”…(I thought I had typed ‘call me when you have a sec’). You can imagine the confusion on my hubby’s face when I got home! Priceless! :oD

  • Jane
    October 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Emailing a friend that we were headed to the duck club …. ended up typing F (you know what) club….RE-wrote her back and told her heading to the dick club…I gave up after that one! Who knew that typing the word “duck” on a phone could be so hard?!

  • Cami {Good Craft Day}
    October 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Ha! So nice to know I’m not the only one with texting issues. I have to say, Jane’s story really made me laugh out loud. Love it!

  • Lisa
    November 7, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    No smart phone here but I do use T9 on my cell. Last week I texted a landscaper friend of mine to see if he knew where I could get hay bales for sitting on. But instead my phone said, “do you know where I can get “gay baker to sit on”! Glad he is a good friend. We’ve laughed for days over this! So no, you’re not alone. : )

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