Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Dos & Don'ts of the Summertime Mommy


Welcome, welcome, so glad you're here! I've got a freshly brewed pot of controversy ready to go... let me fill your cup! Today's blend is a little bit of summer, a dash of Mommy, and always a sprinkle of humor. Make yourself comfortable as I've got some Mommy Lessons headed your way.

Now that school is coming to an end and summer is upon us, we need to be reminded of our ever changing roles as Mommys. Like the changing seasons, our common sense must be in sync with the weather and summertime is a critical time for fine tuning our Mommy P's and Q's. With so many outdoor activities to attend, let's go over a few do's and don'ts of the befitting summertime Mommy and take some mental notes, shall we?


  • DO make sure you have sunscreen with you and apply evenly.
  • DON'T have your teenage son's friend help you get the middle of your back. And while I'm at it, don't ask someone else's husband either.
  • DO have outdoor gatherings with friends and family.
  • DON'T have so many wine coolers that you can't find your rump OR your children and you're stumbling across the lawn calling your child's name and asking those around you if they've seen Billy.
  • DO have a proper cover up that can take you from the pool to an outdoor cafe.
  • DON'T confuse the meaning of casual attire for cut off, ripped up shorts and a bikini top. And if you DO get confused, at least make sure your rear isn't hanging out or that the holes in your shorts are not in inappropriate places.
  • DO dress Mommy appropriate when in the company of many small children and teenaged boys.
  • DON'T wear your thong on family beach days or wear skimpy clothing to the neighborhood barbecue. Wearing less than your teenage daughter makes for good gossip around the 'hood at your expense and embarrasses your children as they will find out from your neighbors kids what's being said about you.
Now I know that we've all seen Moms that can be quite forgetful when it comes to summertime Mommy etiquette, so pass this reminder on to those that might need a little extra help with their Mommy manners. OH, my goodness we've emptied the pot again! Well I guess it's a good thing, as I plan on going to the store to find myself a lipstick that matches my thong, uh... I mean my bikini... Well off you go, shoo... until next time! Ta Ta!

29 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower! :)
    http://terinaleah27.blogspot.com/

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  2. This post is so hilarious!!! Funny... yet also GOOD ADVICE! : D

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  3. Welcome my Dear TerinAleah! I'll stop by your place just as soon as I fix my lipstick... xoxo

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  4. So nice to see you again AOCM! I'm delighted that I am able to make you giggle. Cups Up! xoxo

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  5. I LOVE this bit of Do's and Don'ts for the summer... Now if we could just get so many moms to listen and follow it we would be in there and the world would be a better place! ;)

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  6. Omgosh, how have I not stalked your blog! Loved this post!

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  7. Thanks Britt! Just came from a dizzying adventure through all your many blogs... you MUST drink lots of coffee! lol Cups Up! xoxo

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  8. Welcome Mrs. C! Feel free to stalk me anytime... lol xoxo

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  9. very useful list! # 2 made me choke on my Diet coke! about proper after beach mom attire- the short shorts and bikini top are a no-no for church. being in OC, it has to be said, unfortunately :(

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  10. Why thank you HJ! I do find that we all need a good reminder of what's Mommy appropriate while having a good little giggle, especially in OC! xoxo

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  11. I love the picture most of all. It's like the icing on this blog post cake.

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  12. Welcome back my Dear Bethany! Yes, a picture can be such a tell all! Have a wonderful weekend... Cups Up! xoxo

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  13. Great tips! My favorite was not let a teen boy put sunscreen on your back. Words to live by.
    I know that there is no fear of my running around in a thong. Nobody would be able to see it anyway.

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  14. A funny mommy! Awesome. I'm following from the FNF blog hop.

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  15. An useful list! Luckily for everyone, my body repels skimpy clothing. :)

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  16. Bernie, you always put a smile on my face! xoxo

    Welcome Lala! Thanks for the follow. I'll stop by your place just as soon as I fix my makeup... xoxo

    You mean to tell me you don't do skimpy? lol Thanks for stopping by GGM! xoxo

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  17. Hi! I am visiting from the hop! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back! My most recent blog post explains how in case my blogger follow button is down! thanks so much!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  18. Those are all great tips. I think I should post them at the pool here in my community. A few of the moms need some reminders. LOL

    I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  19. This are hilarious tips! Now, if I can only post this in our community pool...some moms do need some reminding around these parts :)

    Hopping over from my first blog hop!

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  20. Well Hello my Dear Nikki, Welcome! Thanks for the follow and I'll be by your place just as soon as I touch up my lipstick... xoxo

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  21. It is an absolute pleasure when you stop by Karen! I hope you had a fabulous weekend... xoxo

    Welcome Janie! Thanks for the follow and aren't these blog hops just a blast? So much to see and read. I'll stop by just as soon as I finish my cup of controversy! xoxo

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  22. Love the tips! Personally I'm partial to enough wine that makes my cellulite disappear and my boobs perkier...Who wants to cover that awesomeness up?!? http://morethanjustamomma.blogspot.com/

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  23. OMG, thanks for stopping by my blog, you are too funny! I'm for sure a new follower. I needed that chuckle as I spent the weekend at the neighborhood pool and quite a few mommy's broke the rules. Would it be appropriate to print this, laminate it, and hang it on the bulletin board at the pool?? hmmmmmm
    Aimee

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  24. Welcome Kristen! Awesomeness is in the eyes of the beholder, or one who drinks many glasses of wine... thank goodness there's always excitement when you're around! lol Cups Up my Dear! xoxo

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  25. My Darling Aimee, while those Mommys by the pool aren't paying attention, stick a post it to their foreheads so they can't miss it! lol Thanks for stopping by... xoxo

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  26. New follower(kport207) from the Finding New Friends blog hop. Would love if you would stop by my blog and follow if you'd like.

    www.justthetwoofusanddeals.com

    Thanks :)

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  27. Well Hello my Dear Kathleen... Welcome, welcome! I'll stop by your place just as soon as I fix my lipstick... Cups Up! xoxo

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  28. Love your site! Your posts are highly entertaining! I will definitely be back regularly. New GFC follower from Blogaholic on my way to Alexa to write a review.

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  29. Welcome my Darling esahm! You have made my day... YOU are #100 on my GFC!!!! Thank you SOooo much... Cups Up! xoxo

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Hello Darling,

Have you seen the latest collection of lipstick colors?? Oooooh, I can't help myself! Thanks for stopping by... xoxo

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