Wednesday, February 26, 2014

the Olympics might be over ...

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/nominate-your-favorite-family-kids-blogs-for-the-homies-awards-200259


... but the craziness isn't over until the blogger lady shucks her pride forever.

I'm a big believer in miracles. In fact ... impressive miracles occur around here on the daily.

Examples, you challenge??

As you wish.
In spades ...

+ Last night Bash said, "I love you too" ... as opposed to his usual walk away or emotionally void response of, "okay" ...

+ Theo conquered his formerly fatal fear of bananas and devoured an entire banana muffin (thank you Bridget!!) this morning and didn't shrivel up and die on the spot like he had previously led himself to believe.

+ I exercised enough self restraint to eat just one single grapefruit yesterday as opposed to my usual after dinner snack of four.

+ For the first time since the inception of the franchise I'm not even a little tiny bit emotionally invested in this season of the Bachelor. Maybe I'm maturing or maybe this is just the worst season of all time.

+ Simon popped out of bed after only one round of his alarm this morning ... normally he likes to snooze his way through six rounds of various and grating sounds.

+ It is 8:05 in the am and Julia Grace Patton is still asleep.

Miracle whippers .... I tell you.

So I'm hoping we can pull a fat one out together and overcome a sizeable (to put it mildly) vote deficit and vote Camp Patton to victory over at Apartment Therapy today. Let's pull a David over the foreign Goliath that is currently crushing us.

Voting goes until midnight tonight and I'm not opposed to pulling out some of my clappy happy cheers from my middle school cheer leading days. Not opposed at all.

cheerleader-and-believer-and-happy-camper-in-serious-training.

I wish I could make some outrageous campaign promise ... I'm still working on Simon to let me post a fresh batch of Simon Says .... maybe he'll miraculously crack.

Click here to vote and shut me up forever. A few people have emailed that it's kind of an annoying process to vote ... and I sincerely apologize for that and makes me appreciate your toil all the more. Truly.

Thank you from the very bitty bottom of my seriously pathetic heart. You're the best ... always.

And if you've already done your Camp homework for the year and voted ... thank you thank you thank you ... consider yourself heartily hugged by a very committed non-hugger.



40 comments:

  1. I voted and it won't let me vote again...so...I'm cheering for you. Maybe I could talk Philip into voting ;)

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    1. thank you Heidi!! I know -- one vote per person -- which is fair and then I guess I'll pester less (if possible :))

      haha -- if I can't even get my own brothers to vote I think you can leave Philip alone!!!

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  2. voted and FB shared and tweeted.... but why is Simon holding out?? Simon Says will catapult you to the top! ;)

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  3. You just have to make a user name and password... I have not gotten a single email from them so it's no biggie. Apt. Therapy will not stalk your inbox!

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  4. worst season of all time. i was just telling my sister that abc should've not even aired it and picked a new bachleor instead. yet I'm still watching every. single. episode.

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  5. Just voted, Yall are only 3 votes behind the leader!!! You can do this!!!

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  6. just registered and voted, 490 to 489, you are winning!

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  7. This Bachelor is the worst. The real miracle would be if somehow it turned around and we all started enjoying it...you have a much higher chance of winning than that happening. {I voted!!}

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  8. Voted, and as of 10:48 EST, you're winning!

    I just signed in with Facebook... easy.

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  9. "I'm not even a little tiny bit emotionally invested in this season of the Bachelor. Maybe I'm maturing or maybe this is just the worst season of all time."

    Or, now that there is no danger of über-schmuck Juan Pablo ending up with any decent woman, there's nothing to care about. He's terrible, and so are Nikki and Clare, and they all deserve each other.

    By the way, I had like a nine-year hiatus on The Bachelor going, and then you linked to Ashley Jones' recap one day last season, and it was so funny that I decided to start watching again... so no thanks to you for that! :)

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  10. Voted...and you're ahead right now! Hooray for the Camp!

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  11. Voted earlier this week - hope you win!!

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  12. Your third plea got me - voted and done! I was all for voting the first time but laziness hit me as soon as I saw there were hurdles. Hope the rest of your readers overcome their laziness and give you the win!!

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  13. Voted! This blog is my happy place so it's the least I could do. You've taken back the lead! :)

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  14. Finally heaved myself over the hurdle of having to sign in and voted for the Camp! In my humble opinion, you are HANDS DOWN the best blog out there in the parent/child arena. You SO deserve to win!

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  15. I, too, didn't vote at first because "ain't nobody got time" for registering...BUT I bit the bullet and voted. I look forward to reading about the Patton shenanigans everyday!

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  16. Most complex and wanky voting system ever! When you win please be certain to address their confounded voting interface. Please and thank you!

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  17. It was only a minor pain in the a $$ to vote. Anything for more Simon Says!

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  18. I went to vote for you figuring it is the least I could do considering you entertain me on a near daily basis, but it turns out you won! You go girl! Love Love LOVE your blog.

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    1. Haha thank you! Voting goes till midnight so I have some hours to go :)

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  19. Well you are currently kicking butt. If you beat Design Mom you have officially ARRIVED. Which you obv already have.

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    1. By the way, you're winning!!!!!!!! As of 12:38 pm Central.

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  21. It's not The Bachelor, it's Juan Pablo - he's creepy and condescending. Aside from the ashleyjonesy reviews, the ONLY thing keeping me watching this season is next week's Women Tell All episode, because I must know what these ladies think after seeing what he's really like!

    Also I'm with Simon on the snooze button, although that's a bad habit I'm trying to break. Going to vote now!

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  22. I just voted and you're up to 653 votes! That's 156 more than the next closest person! (Thank God my calculator was handy.) Good luck!

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  23. I too went through the pain of registering to vote. After the theo/bra comment yesterday -which still makes me giggle if I think about it- it was the least I could do. You make me laugh daily and I thank you!

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  24. Voted! Like the others I tried to vote after the first plea and got annoyed by having to register. Motivated today to jump that hurdle (which took zero point three seconds). You deserve all of our support and I wish I could do more to repay you for the steady entertainment! A new Camp post is seriously like a mini-Christmas with the joy it brings me!

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  25. done and done! if I could vote twice I totally would ☺

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  26. Voted…wish I could vote more than once. Love to hear about your adventures! All too soon they will be in college…all together, oh my!

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  27. I voted! And it's looking good over there!

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  28. Done and done! I voted and I appreciate the hug! I will now begin to storm those pearly gates so the Big Guy upstairs might truly make this happen for you. You deserve it. I love this little corner of the internet. LOVE it!!

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  29. It's looking good over there! Catholic mamas two years in a row!

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  30. Voted every time! I'm with you on this season of the bachelor...can't stand JP and every single girl is terrible.

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  31. its not a pain to vote, easy as pie! wish i could vote more than once. ps. YOU'RE WINNING.

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  32. Yea I just voted with 35 minutes left, and miracles do happen. Lookin' good!

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  33. I went to vote and saw you had one! Oh my goodness!! You were up against some VERY serious competition! Congratulations!

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