Saturday, October 3, 2009


I have a cute video of Rosemary doing some of her first real walking. She got up out of her chair, walked over to the toy bin and got a toy. I have a problem though. I can't post it because it's not funny. It's just a kid walking. That's not funny.

See, I have a little problem. I'm supposed to be funny. Some people were nice enough to nominate me for Funniest Blog in the Multiples and More 2009 Blog Awards. That's good - and really nice. Adults generally don't get the opportunity to be nominated for subjective non-professional accolades. When you just do the things you normally do and someone likes it enough to think you deserve an award, it's refreshing. Frankly, this should happen more often. It would be nice to get some recognition for Most Efficient Order at Starbucks, or maybe Most Polite Traffic Rule Violator from a policeman. Alas, that doesn't happen, so seeing that I made somebody smile and got nominated for an award really made my day.

The problem arises when someone reading the Multiples and More site sees a list of three purportedly "funny" blogs and clicks on BGPP to get a laugh or to decide whether to place a vote in the poll. If they happen to come by on a day when I discuss baby fighting for profit, or a tirade about Pampers, they might think: OK clown - mildly funny - job done. Sometimes, though, I don't want to be funny, like when I reflect on the babies' time in the hospital, or how far our little peanut has come. Then, even worse, what if I'm not funny? I can't just be funny on demand like Carrot Top or that witty Get 'er Done guy. Funny just happens. When it happens, I write about it. If it doesn't, there's no "ha ha" to be had.

Maybe I'll get lucky this weekend and witness or be a party to some tomfoolery or shenanigans. The hilarity will ensue and those nice people won't be disappointed.


  1. You could always line a few more cases of monster sized water bottles around in unsuspecting places? (Sorry, Heather--I just keep rolling through that scene in my head. I hope your injuries are healed.)

    No worries, though. Human beings like to see the tender side of fellow human beings now and again. I don't think that will detract from your witty reputation--at all. In general, I don't think people expect to be reading humor ALL the time. That would make you an unsensitive robot. Robots don't wear plaid pants or fancy jeans. See the problem?

    CONGRATULATIONS on the nomination. I didn't even KNOW about the M&M website! Heading over now to throw you my vote!

    You had better tell your wife how fabulous she is when you give your acceptance speech. It's the least you can do for staging her brutal falls. Good luck!

  2. Congrats, fellow nominee! And I am definitely not disappointed, b/c your blog is cracking me up! :-)

  3. Daune, Thank you for the vote. You'll like the M&M site. In addition to having a giant multiples blog roll, it has good original content.

    Megan, Thanks. You too. I must warn you that unless you give your children a hostage sign asking for votes, this contest may just slip away to the third nominee.

    If only I had thought of it first. I would have gone with a kitten held at gunpoint, but that's just me.

  4. Crap!! Children being held hostage, kittens in mortal danger...I am so out of my league here. ;-)

  5. As one of those people who arrived from that multiples nominee page, I am willing to give you one more chance. But just one. After that I am calling the funny dad blogger association and lodging a formal complaint.