Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I'm Done Blogging :(

It is with great sadness and regret that I tell you I'm done blogging. As much as I have loved writing on here (and I really have loved it!), I just don't have the time to blog anymore. I'm so tired. Tired of juggling everything. Tired of letting my house slide. Tired of not having the time to cook decent meals. Tired of not being around to help the kids with their homework in the evening, and make sure they practice their instruments and read. And now it's baseball season. I have four kids playing ball this year. Four kids at four practices across town at the same time! I just can't do it. I'm so sorry.










APRIL FOOL!

Had ya going there for a minute, didn't I?

OK, I've still got to pack for my trip to New Jersey, so I'll leave you with a few Google phrases from this week. These are the actual, untouched, copied and pasted Google keyword searches.

gross food in kids bedrooms
Obviously my blog came up with this search.

disposable diaper gel egg
That's an interesting place for the Easter bunny to hide an egg.

how do bats poop
Probably like any other animal on earth. You know, with their BUTT.

butt references

Uh yeah, again, NO idea how you got to my blog.

how to get green marker off carpet?
Put a throw pillow over it.

socks on her hands
What we make our kids wear when they've lost all their mittens over the winter and it's still snowing in APRIL!

3-d project ideas using aluminum foil
Someone has a little too much time on their hands

poo candles
Yummm, did your dog have an accident in the house or is that a poo candle I smell?

sewing pattern yo gabba gabba dress
Oh yeah, dress your kid in that, but don't be surprised when they get their butt kicked at school.

teach children to vomit in a bucket
An important lesson, to be sure!

tooth hurts when i lie down
Umm don't lie down?

terrible smell in ford expedition
Oh too bad. I only know what to do about terrible smells in Chevy Suburbans.

These next ones belong in the "COULD YOU USE ANY MORE WORDS IN YOUR SEARCH?!" archives.

saying things that i thought would never say to my child that my mom said to me

i have a bunion on my foot and cannot find a shoe to wear help

the name of the song that goes like this: everybodys searching for a hero people need

how much does roto rooter charge to unclog a bathtub drain

accidentally washed a diaper is it ok to dry the clothes in dryer?

steph: it's not you...it's the system.i'm in grade eight, so i'm important.you're in grade seven

-elmo mommy video or videos or movie or movies tickle or tickles or tickled or tickling or ticklish

if i change my domain name will it still show up as blog spot blog?

picture of a girl saying i have to go pee pee in mi pants

picture of someone saying I like to go pee pee in my pants

the room is completely dark, if there are 24 socks in the drawer, and there are only 3 colors of socks in the


That last one could also go into the "STUPID MATH QUESTIONS" category.


64 comments:

Anonymous said...

have a greast trip to Jersey!!!

Danielle said...

Have a wonderful trip and you didnt fool me ;) I knew you couldnt give up blogging.

This is my first time leaving a comment. Am I the first one?? I think I should win something LOL

Danielle
Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Didn't fool me!

Anonymous said...

I was worried for about 2.78 seconds! :)


Sara (Michigan)

SubWife said...

That's not funny, you know, scaring me like that! who will brighten up my day? What did I ever do before your blog? On the second thought, how DO you do it? Thank you very much for taking the time you obviously don't have and writing very, very regularly here! Happy April Fool's! From your very dedicated fool...

trishia said...

"picture of a girl saying i have to go pee pee in mi pants

picture of someone saying I like to go pee pee in my pants"

ummmm. Dawn, I really think that those searches sound like searches for some really freaky P*** pictures, ya know what I mean? It just sounds creepy and odd...

I wonder if the people who find you by these searches read your blog after the fact- what do they think when they see their own search? too funny.

BoufMom9 said...

I swear, some people are so odd. Why the heck would you search for some of those things?
Have a GREAT time on your trip! Hope that the weather in NJ gets better than it has been the last few days...

Howdy said...

LOL - you go girl!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

heheh GMTA! :)

Mama said...

I didn't know they made a Chevy Explorer. I thought you knew "car people."

Brenda said...

You scared me. I am 51 so could not read the print under the jester other than April Fool's. Whew.

coquet's cache said...

I'll miss your blogging, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Bye and God bless. =)

Manic Mom said...

Come ON! You know we couldn't possibly fall for THAT!!!!

Anonymous said...

I dont see how you lasted this long .I can tell your tired when you write its not near as funny as it used to be actually some things just dont make sence anymore..then again what does make sence when raising kids? Take your much needed break and enjoy your family !

Anonymous said...

Okay, Dawn, so, seriously, this week's blog is an April Fool's joke, right? Because writers don't stop writing until their cold, dead fingers are pried off the keyboard...

Sandy in Tucson

Hilmarose said...

LOL... NOT FUNNY!!!! I may not post comments but I read your blog with each new post... YES you HAD ME GOING!!!!

Becca "Gater Mom" said...

Okay that was so not funny. I believed you for about a minute. If I had actually realized that today was April Fool's then I probably wouldn't have been shocked. Glad you are enjoying yourself at the expense of your faithful readers. : P

Susan said...

Wow, you made me feel guilty for reading your blog. Like I was kinda responsible for you not having time for doing all those things. Dear Dawn, I forgive you if you miss a day or two of blogging. While I will be disappointed and dismayed at not having my daily dose of the Meehan happenings, I will survive. Don't worry about me and my boredom, don't fret over the empty feeling that may linger in the pit of my stomach. I'll get by...somehow. ;) Have a great night and I can't wait for your book!!

Jen said...

You got me. That was sneaky.

Raising Country Kids said...

I'm just so sad for the person who is going to make (and for the person who would wear) a Yo Gabba Gabba dress.

Anonymous said...

I was so sad for a second there. You're the 3rd person to fool me today. I'm so dang gullible! You'd think I'd have learned by now. Thank you for making my day each day.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit you had me going. I started to panic. I don't know what's worse; you not blogging anymore or the fact that I would actually panic over it. I wouldn't blame you for all the reasons you stated but I'm happy it was a joke. Thanks for making me smile every day.

GE is me said...

You had me going for about a nano second. But my s-i-l got me good today. So after I read the title & then started reading the post, I knew it was April Fool's. Hope you have a wonderful time in Jersey; when are you suppose to be meeting Mimi & Michelle(?)?.

kimikki said...

All of those led to your site? Some people have wa-a-a-ay too much time on their hands.....

Michelle said...

Dawn! Don't do that to us! I actually totally got the reasons why you'd stop, sadly, but selfishly, I don't want you to!

And umm, Google is starting to freak me out :) Do you ever wish you could figure out who asked the questions and find out what they were thinking?

Happy April 1!
Michelle
www.honestandtruly.blogspot.com

plainprecious said...

I would have kicked your BUTT if you stop doing your blog!!!!

Anonymous said...

The only April Fools joke I fell for today. Congrats! ;)

Anonymous said...

Dawn,
Well, I was completly into your reasons for stopping but trying to figure out your REAL reason. Bored? Tired? Done it all? Writers block? Computer crashed? But I didn't guess "April Fool" until I read your answer! You got me.
Sandy, HE, ILLINOIS
PS - I would miss you too.

ilana (Helen) Pengelly said...

When you get home check on the post on my Pastimes blog (see profile) to find the really cute kitten award I tagged you with.

Mom Of 3 said...

You didnt fool me! We would miss you. Have a good trip! Be safe!

roseys madhouse said...

ok you got me!!!! I cant believe some of those searches, man there are some strange people out there..........

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

You had me! I thought it was true and I totally understood. It's like a disease, isn't it?

Good luck with the games, meals and blogging anyway.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You had me going. Frankly, it sounds pretty plausible.

Have a good trip.

buhtafly said...

When I saw this title in my google reader, I knew you were joking ;) but very well written :) any other day I would have believed it :)

So how do you figure out the google searches? I want to see if mine has ever come up in searches!

Heidi said...

I believed you, too!! I'm glad it wasn't true. :)

Have a good trip!

Mary said...

The best April Fool's joke I've heard all day was my 8 yr old nephew. He told his dad that he had head lice - right after his dad kissed him on top of the head. Daddy was spitting and sputtering and my nephew said "April Fool!"

I posted nothing but the truth today! No Foolin'!

Have a good trip to Jersey.

VanDerHoekArt said...

Nice Try!

If you ever did stop I think we would all harass you into hiding. You'd have to come up with a whole new set of city names for the kids...

The Olsson Family, Sweden said...

Gaaah! Don´t do that! You almost ruined a perfectly good do-nothing-day. phew! Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, I can not believe you did'nt pull the I am pregnant April Fools joke! I tried that one on my 11 year old son and all he could say is ewww You and Dad have sex??? LOL Kristine in Michigan.

Janelle said...

I must admit you had me going for a minute. I literally starting talking to my computer with "No No No!" Then I read the April Fool's - Ok you got me good. First and only joke that got me today so you are forgiven. Have a blast on your trip!

Jennifer said...

Didn't fool me for a second...have fun in NJ! BTW, how sad is it that I know the song that person was looking for :)

rthling said...

I always tell my husband I'm pregnant on April 1. It is our little joke. Everyone else freaks out, though. Not sure why. It's not like I'm ancient or anything. Maybe it's because I had my tubes tied seven years ago.

Elizabeth & Chad said...

After all your mentions of butts and poo I think you may want to invest in this: http://www.poopourri.net

It sounds so wierd and I've never used it but my husband and I have recently moved to Oklahoma and they sell this stuff everywhere!

www.elizabethandchad.blogspot.com

Amber said...

your blog is great. i just found it. it is so, so funny. i'm still laughing. thanks bunches!

TheHMC said...

You didn't fool me. I'm notorious for doing the exact same thing, so I knew exactly where you were going with it.

Enjoy your trip! Please come pick me up on your way out. Thanks :D

30 Minute Mommy said...

so you are coming to the dirty Jerz. Enjoy your stay? If I may ask, how do you figure out those searches?

Karen Deborah said...

shoot fire you really had me. Your april fools joke might win over on Musings from graceland, why don't you enter her contest? Her famous april fools joke was telling everybody she was pregnant again with either #6 or #7 in her arms a little baby a few months old. We all nearly fainted.

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

I'm getting a kick out of reading these comments--a few people apparently failed to read the whole post and said their "goodbyes". But seriously, I really don't know how you do it-- the things you listed you don't have time to do certainly are valid. So I guess a SSO Q would be; with all the things that need to get done regularly, which things DO you get done and how do you decide which ones to let slide a while? For me, even with less kids, being a writer, mommy and everything else makes it hard for me to accomplish everything I need to or think I should. One of the mottos I live by is "If it's more stressful than it is joyful find a way to simplify it or eliminate it". Over a decade helping others with home and life organization and simplification brought me to that! But it is still hard, so I'm sure others would love to know more about how you decide what gets accomplished. And hey, through all the craziness, remember to take time for you! (and a nice glass of wine!)

Anonymous said...

OMG I was soo worried and sad! Meanie! =p

Mrs Nespy said...

You had me there...I believe it. However, I'm going to blame it on the fact that I'm reading this on April 2nd (yes...I would've fallen for it yesterday as well). These posts about your google searches always make me 1.) laugh hysterically 2.) grow more and more concerned about the world and with what people are using their computers for.

How do you find out what people search for to find your site?

Cheryl said...

Thank goodness you were only kidding! I don't know what I'd do without having your blog to read every day. You always make me laugh. :-)

Anonymous said...

Ok, I have to admit, if I had read the post like I should have, then I would have been fooled. I'm the kinda person who, on April Fools 1) loves to play pranks 2) Can never think of the perfect prank to play 3) Likes to be pranked on 4) Still totally gullible. Weird, no? But, see, I always read the blog by going down to the last entry I missed, and then scrolling up (so I can read it in chronological order), hence, I saw mr. funny hat twice before I actually read the paragraph.

So, I'm glad you're not actually going, and if you did go I would miss you very much. Your humor is an important part to my day.

And...no comment on the google searches. That says it all, I thinks.

Have a nice trip!

~Jenny

Debi said...

Well ya know you got me. I thought all those reasons sounded logical to me and while I would miss you and your blog a great deal, your mental health & the well-being of your family is most important. SO that being SAID...glad you're sticking around.

I miss you when you don't blog daily but as the mom of 5, albeit older than yours but all at home, I know how precious your time is so I understood you!

I do worry about these people though, what make one 'google' such things? I googled 1800's Swedish Clothing once while we were homeschooling & I could NOT shut down the screen fast enough all the filthy things that came up with that. So I worry what sites these people got directed to. Yours would be a breath of fresh air I'm sure!

Katrina said...

That was kind of mean! My heart jumped to my stomach when I read that! LOL

Rick said...

I'm sending all the people I know with butt questions your way. You seem to be the proficient one for those seeking such knowledge.

Ade said...

This mom's ebay listing reminded me of you. (=

Anonymous said...

So for future reference, when you view the comments is it first in or latest (like email)? I wasn't sure so i didn't do my April fool. OK, I know it's lame to tell what I was going to do and didn't but...here's my April Fools comment...
Dawn,
Can't wait to see you in Jersey. I found out which hotel you're in and requested an adjoining room. I'm bringing the matching t-shirts I had made. They are black (so we look thin) with "because i said so" on the front in white letters. We can wear them all over town! It's going to be so much fun.
Alex Forrest
(Alex Forrest is an obscure reference to the character Glenn Close played in Fatal Attraction.)

Hockeyman said...

HA! Poo candles....I love them.

help4newmoms said...

Had me going, there for a minute. So relieved!

Bekah said...

"Socks on her hands"! I make my kids do that when they won't leave their gloves on or have lost them, too! ... Doesn't everybody?

Janet said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to ask this - how DO you figure out which Google searches tag your blog?

nutralady2001 said...

OMG I'm just playing catch up here. First you scare me half to death when you say you aren't going to have time to blog any more ( yes I could quite understand if you did give up ) then I almost wet myself laughing at the "Googlers". Am I ever glad some-one sent me the link to your Ebay auction and that's how I found you

Mind you one day when I have a bit of time on my hands I might "Google" and see what I come up with. I'll make sure a lot of the "Googling" contains the word BUTT

Simple Family Supper lady said...

Oh, my those google searches are awesome!
Heather

jenbusymom said...

Don't know how you manage it all!

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