Friday

THAT Family Tree Society


I'm starting a club.
I feel like a 10 year old girl making friendship bracelets!  

Want one?

One of the things I love most about blogging are meeting those other families. . . you know the ones!  

Nearly every day, I have an email or a comment saying, "Us, too!  We are THAT family, too!"  
It does my heart good to read that I am not alone.  

I smile at your disastrous stories and laugh at your embarrassing moments. 

Because if anyone understands, it's THAT family.

You know what it's like to go to the swimming pool and see toothpaste smeared in your toddler's hair because she brushes her hair with her toothbrush. You've taken your son to the dentist to have his first cavity filled, only to have him tell you on the way home, that something doesn't feel right. You aren't even surprised when he tells you he didn't say anything to the Dentist because, "I didn't want to overwork him."

Every time I read one of your stories, I feel connected, even related to you, like your my long lost cousin, twice removed.

Only I've never met you and you'd never give me a kidney.

Yeah, except for that.

I thought it would be fun to have a little society for us!  You can grab a button for your page and join the club where the perks are few and the benefits are slim.  

If you decide to join in, share your THAT family stories with me (email kristenwrites@yahoo.com) sometime or send me the link to a post you've already done.  I will highlight a couple of random club member's blogs and stories every month! (You only need to send me one story, old or new). You can also just add the button to your page because in your heart, you can relate!

Oh, and we need a motto for THAT Family Tree Society: Where Not Every Branch Forks.

So, grab a button and come back for my best THAT family post.  I'm reposting "The Super Glue Incident" on Sunday to give you a prime example of why we are THAT family!

In an effort to highlight and link to your THAT family post, please answer the following questions when you have a chance.  I will RANDOMLY choose one blog post each Sunday to share with my readers, until I don’t have any more!-EMAIL me these answers:
1.    Tell us a little about your blog (name/reason why you blog):
2.    How long have you blogging?
3.    How would you define THAT family?
4.    When did you discover you were a part of THAT family?
5.    Where can we find your blog?

51 comments:

World's Greatest Mommy said...

I was wondering what kind of magic you were working up with the button I noticed a couple of days ago! This'll be fun!

Heather said...

Kristen, your blog makes me feel so much better. I am not alone.

I think every family has "THAT family moments." When I had only one child, they didn't happen as often, but since the birth of my youngest, they seem to be occurring with much greater frequency. So, count me in.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

I'm so putting it on my page! :D

Rachel said...

You're so darlin'.
What a fantastic idea, love it.
I have many of those stories. Once my blog overhaul is done I will definitely add one of those adorable buttons.

LifeatTheCircus said...

The super glue story is one of my favorites of yours. I was a newbie still lurking, not blogging yet, when I read that one. This sounds like a ton of fun... I have many THAT family moments... which one shall I choose?
Great idea!!

blessedwith5 said...

I am in too! I have copied the button and pasted it to my blog! Great idea - now the hard part - putting a story together.

Adrienne said...

That button is going up this weekend. I cna;t wait to bring out the memories of "those" stories

Kendrawolf said...

Oh yeah! I snagged that button. In my family there really is a branch that doesn't fork.

Heather said...

I am going to add the button. I am new to the blogging world, but am already addicted to yours. Thanks for sharing all your stories!

Mrs. Querido said...

Hmm...I am going to have to dig a little for some THAT family episodes...my life is tame in comparison to your's!

The Piper Family said...

Love your site. We are not quite as That family as your family, yet. My kids are still young :-) Keep up the fun writing!!

Cecily R said...

Now THAT is a great idea!!! I'll have to think about a THAT family story. When I come up with a good one, you'll be the first to know!

Alexia said...

I love the button - it's on my site! I don't have too many stories right now bc my boys are still fairly young, but I know that I'll become just like THAT family soon. I can tell.

Alicia said...

Thank you, Kristen!! Finally...some sort of support group.

Caution said...

Yes! The trick is picking just which story to tell. There are, unfortunately, many.

P.S. He loves you... said...

GOT IT, of course!

I don't know what stories I'll have to share THAT are as funny or well shared as yours but I will enjoy reading more for sure!

Michelle said...

Oh yippee! A club! Just put it up on my side bar
Thanks
Michelle

Nancy said...

I can relate :) And love the idea of a "club" (been lurking for a while...you brought me out of the woodwork with this ;) )

I've grabbed the button and I'll be sending you my link.

Jenn said...

Yeah! I'm glad I can be part of the club! I'm gonna put the button on my page right now!!!

Suzie said...

I love clubs and sparklaly new badge buttons. Here is my link https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7821168775357077823&postID=8807920258394444145

The Abercrombie Fam said...

I love the idea of a club. I have never posted a comment, but enjoy your blog! It is hilarious. My daughter is still fairly young, but I'm sure I can find a story to send you to show we are THAT family!

Jennie said...

I'm in. You must have known, somewhere in your heart, that yesterday bought me admssion into those ranks.

Go here (http://preteenstoddlersandnewbornsohmy.blogspot.com/2008/07/best-day-ever.html) to read about it and please, please forgive my potty mouth. I'm trying to swear, instead of eat, when I'm stressed. One might arugue that prayer would be more effective.

Val said...

Okay, I read everyday...mostly so I know that we are not alone.

But now I have to comment.

Totally taking that button....cause we are definitely THAT family too!

Kelly's Rants and Raves said...

Oh, I am so ready for this! I have been meaning to post the story on my blog, well, since March!

Robin said...

I want to be in the club! I can't write stories like you - but I can read everyone else's!

Luke said...

I would love to join! (Can I get the bracelet too?)

I'll add it to my personal blog, and when the kids finally show up and doing THOSE kinds of things, I'll write some.

Until that time, I can merely "relate in my heart".

~Luke

THopgood said...

I'd SO give you a kidney!

He's a link to an old post that totally describes why I'm THAT friend from THAT family.

http://thopgood-mylife.blogspot.com/2008/05/im-grounded.html

Big Hair Envy said...

I only wish that I didn't have so many stories from which to choose!

Valarie said...

Yeah the superglue incident!!! My favorite. I was using superglue the other day and little logan was like what would happen if I got it on my finger and then touched my face. I thought of you. :)

iPost said...

I am in! Here is a prime example of what goes on in my household on a daily basis. I actually thought of you and your blog when I was posting it!
http://findingbeautyinmosteveryday.blogspot.com/2008/07/burp-fart-cough-hiccup-boogies-and.html

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Love the button and joined the family tree group. I already posted it proudly on my blog! The first post that came to my mind about being THAT family was http://tuttlefamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2007/04/busy-mom-blunder.html and no really that is not a picture of my real legs because that would just be even to much for THAT family. Enjoy! and thanks for giving us all a good remminder that it is actually okay to be part of a dysfunctional group!!

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Love the button and joined the family tree group. I already posted it proudly on my blog! The first post that came to my mind about being THAT family was http://tuttlefamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2007/04/busy-mom-blunder.html and no really that is not a picture of my real legs because that would just be even to much for THAT family. Enjoy!

Meritt said...

Too funny!

I think perhaps every family is 'that' family at some point. :)

Luckily we haven't had any 'that family' moments in a few days.... it's a miracle! *grin*

Tammy said...

Yea, I keep thinking that we are somehow related. Here's my contribution:

http://greekgrits.blogspot.com/2008/06/out-of-mouths-of-babes-and-more.html

Jeno said...

How exciting!! I have several but will post this one:

http://osbornclan.blogspot.com/2008/06/tale-of-girl-and-her-gum.html

Mama C said...

ok, I am giving this a try! Sounds like fun! You are my first blog button. I think we can come up w/ something...

Kisha said...

I've added my button. I love your blog and that is one of my favorite post.

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

Okay, I'm in. We are THAT family too...

our most recent- http://splashinggrace.blogspot.com/2008/07/if-life-hands-you-super-soaker.html

a Tonggu Momma said...

For something just a little different, here is a video for y'all. It's by no means the worst thing that's ever happened... but she was two then and four now... can you imagine her in her teens?

http://ourlittletongginator.blogspot.com/
2008/03/tongginator-booty-call.html

Becoming Me said...

I love this and am so joining. I wrote something that qualifies and will send you the link although you already know the story and can I just say that I cannot for the life of me remember that story right now as I am typing about it? NO Clue...but I know that I have one and my memory will be jogged by visiting past posts. Yay, I'm "That Blond" the one who pushed out all her brain cells with her children.

Kisha said...

my post is finally up! c'om over and have a read!

Alicia said...

I don't remember seeing these questions or answering them the first time. So I'll do this now.

The name of my blog is "My Life as a Mother, Wife, and Woman." My blog is basically an outlet for me and is also used to keep distant family and friends updated. I've been blogging for a year now. My definition of THAT family is....well, THAT family. The one that is always filled with chaos and oftentimes disorder. And if something unlucky or unfortunate is going to happen, it's going to happen to THAT family. I discovered I was a part of THAT family the day I was feeding one baby and rocking another one to sleep with my foot while supper was burning on the stove. Or maybe it was the day I went to work and once there I realized that I had forgotten to brush my hair and still had on my pajama top. Or maybe it was the day I stared at my daughter for what seemed like hours, desperately trying to remember her name. Because you know there are so many of them. Then there was that week when I lost my purse, cell phone, keys and wallet 7 times--in one week.

You can find my blog at www.mylifeasamotherwifeandwoman.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Well, I thought that I didn't qualify for this prestigious club until last night. You can read about my adventure at http://heathershodgepodge.blogspot.com/2008/07/why-yes-i-am-member.html I will e-mail you my answers to your questions soon.

Poopsie said...

Count me in!
Cindy P :)

April said...

I'm definately in this club. My family fits right in!

I am Boymom said...

I wanna be in the club! I so "heart" your blog! We are definitely one of "Those families." I put your linky pic on my blog and will email you the responses to the questions. Thanks for including us in your Tree!!

I am Boymom said...

I wanna be in the club! I so "heart" your blog! We are definitely one of "Those families." I put your linky pic on my blog and will email you the responses to the questions. Thanks for including us in your Tree!!

nosmallthing said...

Can I still join? Lord knows I'm a member, even if it's not official. :) I think it's a great club to be in. There are obviously lots of wonderful people in it. :)

nosmallthing said...

Can I still join? Lord knows I'm a member, even if it's not official. :) I think it's a great club to be in. There are obviously lots of wonderful people in it. :)

Dawn said...

Oh, I just found you and I'm all over this!! Because we are THAT family! Aye! I'll be sending you an email soon.

This is such a great idea. :)

beloved Mama said...

I love your That Family Society idea! I'm posting the button and I'll send you a blog so I can be a member too! We are definitely "THAT FAMILY" hee hee whoooo!