I was having a horrible week last week, and I had no idea what to expect when I picked up my copy of Because I Said So. What I found was one of the best books I have ever read. I found myself laughing so hard I was actually tearing up. Because I Said So was written by mother, blogger, writer Dawn Meehan and gives us a glimpse into her crazy life with 6 kids. My guess is that her awesome sense of humor keeps her sane. Ebay actually started it all for her. The crazy thing is that I didn't know about her first auction for a baseball. However, I had read her blog and her ebay action when she auctioned off Pokemon cards that her kids snuck into the grocery cart. What makes her special is that she doesn't just list the item. Instead, she listed exactly what happened. The ebay listing alone will make you laugh until you cry. The Because I Said So book is just as good. I literally could not put it down until I was done. It is also nice to hear from another mother that you just aren't going to be perfect (and she backs this up with many examples). I personally had a Desitin incident in my house (actually more than one), and it is nice to see that it has happened to others (though I'd have to say hers was ten times worse — though just let me say that Desitin does not come out of carpet). I also somehow got pizza sauce on the side of my book, so I am thinking Megan would be proud. Now, because I love this book so much, I have an extra copy (with no pizza saucce on it) to give away to one of my lucky readers. Here's what you need to do:
Leave a comment on this post. I want to know your funny story with your kids. What have you done that would make you NOT get the mother of the year award? What have they done out in public that makes you cringe or worse, never enter that store again?
Each of these gives you one additional entry:
1. Twitter about this contest. Please leave me your username so I can verify. Or use something like this:
RT @blm03 is giving away a copy of Because I Said So http://urlbrief.com/166c8b
3 (aff). Add this post to other social media sites like Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc. (1 entry for each social network).
Each of these gives you 5 additional entries,
1. Blog about this on your blog. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.
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For 10 additional entries:
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This contest is for US residents and will end at 8:00 pm CST on February 17rd.