Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mom of the Year

Baila's and Kathleen's comments made me think - we all sigh that we'll never win Mother of the Year, and yet, who is the one in charge of giving out that elusive award? Certainly not our kids, we'd never have a chance if they were in charge (except for you, Momz! Your children would of course nominate you! We love you! Please don't leave my book at home!)

I've never heard of a Mother of the Year Committee; there's no big televised awards ceremony; People magazine never does a special on "Best & Worst Dressed at the 2009 Mother of the Year Awards."

So, I hereby nominate myself as President of the Mother of the Year Committee. But I think it's too much to ask that the nominees be excellent mothers for an entire year; I think "Mother of the Week" is much more manageable. And even then, you only have to be a good mother on one of the days during the week.

Without further ado, I hereby present the winner of the First Aliyahbyaccident Mother of the Week Award.....
[drumroll, please]
Baila! 'Cuz she took her kids camping. With tents and everything.

And the runner-up is......
[another drumroll, please. Thanks. That's the last one.]
Kathleen! Because she's thinking of making aliyah so her children can forge a close, special connection with shoko b'sakit. (By the way, it was close, Kathleen, but Baila and I have a blong-standing relationship.)

Didn't win this week? That's okay - that is precisely the beauty of the Mother of the Week Award. A new winner every week! Stay tuned for next week's winner and runner-up. And if you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow reader/mother, leave a comment below.


kathleen said...

I second your nomination as President of the committee. I like the idea of qualifying for Mother of the Week, I agree that is much more manageable! And taking the kids camping definitely deserves the award!! I am honored to be a runner up, that made my day (or middle of the night as the case may be).

OneTiredEma said...

If I bake from scratch to have something for kiddush tomorrow I'll nominate myself. (Would also be Wife of the Week, since it was Taxman who was pushing not to eat lunch at 10:30 am.)
I have no idea if it will actually happen.

Baila said...
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Baila said...

Well, I'm just speechless. This is so unexpected. I knew that going camping with the little monsters (did I just write that? I meant the bestest, sweetest girls in the whole wide world) would pay off big time. Although I notice there was no mention of a prize.

I've got to go tell them about this!

And you def have my vote to be president of the committee. And I'd be glad to help out in any way you need (I've been looking for some chesed work, and this seems like just the sort of thing I'd enjoy. And be good at.)