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That Motherly Glow (Also Known As: Overexposure)

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That Motherly Glow (Also Known As: Overexposure)

I love this picture.  And not only because the back-lighting gives me a deceptively angelic glow.  There I am, giddy from my free Mother’s Day brunch mimosa and belief that this is my day for once — Today is all about me!  My first Mother’s Day!  Aren’t I wonderful? — while Miss Skye is completely unimpressed with me, her mind able to focus on only one thing:

“GIVE ME MY DAMN SIPPY CUP BACK, WOMAN!”

Silly Candy.  It will never be all about me again.  There will always be a sippy cup, or a doll, or a school dance, or a perfectly tousle-haired, singing-and-dancing boy on a silly Disney show that takes precedence over me and my needs.  But that’s okay, and you know why?  Because I have OJ and champagne in MY sippy cup.  Yee-haw!

Oh, and, uh, because being a parent means putting my kid first and being selfless!  Yes.  Of course.  All that good stuff, too.  *Ahem*

Because sharing is caring, as I tell my kids. (Except my wine. Never my wine.)
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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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