THAT Family Tree Society-Issue 5

THAT family photo of the week:

The prevalent thought of the week was, "why can't Daddy stay home and you go to work?"

The Week in Review: Well. Can I just say it's been a long week?  I think once I uttered the words "I'm ready for school to start," it went downhill. We only had two minor accidents: one involved a scalpel, a little boy's thumb, and a microscope slide.  Did you guys know blood looks cool under the lens? And the other? I was painfully reminded in Kohl's why my oldest is still too young to push the cart.  I have a bloody heel to prove it.

And now, I'm happy to introduce you to Alicia of My Life as a Mother, Wife, and Woman.  Welcome to this happy society of misfits moms. She offers her first experience with poison control as her THAT family post!

1. Tell us a little about you/your blog: 

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. 

2. How long have you been blogging? 

I've been blogging for a year now. 

3. What is your definition of THAT family? 

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. 

4. When did you discover you were a part of 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.

5. Where can we find your blog?

You can find my blog at 


Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago I gave in and let the man-child push the cart. I went against every little voice telling me not to. JUST as we approached the checkout lines - you know the place where everyone in the entire store is - he hit me hard. I yelled, "OW!" so loudly that everyone turned and looked. I felt like such a baby, but it really did hurt. I just looked at him, limped over and pushed the cart myself. He's never asked to push again.

Lisa J said...

Looks like the newest member of your club really is a TURE member of the "THAT family tree society".
Poor girl, times like that make for ..... an interesting life?

Kari said...

I LOVE that picture! Oh, the foot, the sweet little foot! :)

iPost said...

I hate shopping cart accidents. The feet/ankles always come out the loser. Speaking of loser, one time my neighbor crashed me with a grocery cart ON PURPOSE. He thought it was a funny practical joke. Jerk.

Oh, and welcome to the club, Alicia!

Elaine A. said...

The answer to question number four is awesome. It made me laugh really hard. And well, I still can't find my car keys...

Nice to meet you Alicia!

(and sorry about your heel Mrs. We are That Family!)

Happy Mommy said...

I love the picture of your baby! It is just the high light of the day when daddy gets home!

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

What a "sweet pose" sometimes when I get back after a few hours of "alone time" my kids greet me the same way they do dad and then I know why it is he can sleep so little work so hard and still be excited with the greeting he gets when he returns home...awhhh.

Alicia said...

Thank you all for your kind welcomes!! And thank you, Kristen, for featuring me this week!!

mamajil said...

I love the pic of the baby in the window!!! :)Too cute!

Alicia...I had to laugh at "forgetting your kids name"
That happened to me the 2nd week after I had our 7th child....when some mom at ballet asked his name...I just went blank(I thought I was doing good just showing up for ballet), I was tempted to make up a name but I didn't...I just told her I had no idea what we named him but it didn't matter we loved him lots and were gonna keep him no matter what his name was....(omg...can you imagine....yeah...she gave me a look for sure!)

I enjoyed the post!!

proudgrits11 said...

Thanks for the interview--sorry about your heel!!! :)
Just FYI, I posted the final result of my wall art trio project!!