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The Laughing Stork Presents a Heart-Stopping New Game: Frogger — Mom Edition

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The Laughing Stork Presents a Heart-Stopping New Game: Frogger — Mom Edition

Oftentimes when I’m navigating across our living room — and even more so when I’m trying to exit our baby’s room without waking him up — I feel like I’m in a real-life version of the game Frogger, hopping around the myriad toys and books and pieces of furniture in order to avoid the demise of the bottoms of my feet.  Or even more heart-stoppingly, to avoid waking up the baby I just finally got to sleep.

How I imagine I look trying to traverse Drew’s nursery in the dark, after putting him asleep again at 11:30 a.m. (and again at 3:30 a.m.):

Of course, even when I manage to sidestep all of the musical toys and other death traps laid out by our two kids, I will oh-so-carefully open the door… only to KICK IT WITH MY FOOT.  Loudly.  *Sigh*

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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