Thursday, April 19, 2012

I got a visit from the Fairy Hobmother...and you could too!

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Just a couple days ago, I was having a particularly rough day with the kids.

Oh hell, who am I kidding?

Every day is a particularly rough day with the kids.  Because there are four of them and one or two of them is bound to be in a crappy mood for one reason or another...usually over something so silly it makes me want to stab myself in the eyeball with a germ-infested 22-gauge needle.

Instead of wasting what very few brain cells I have left by yelling at them (and let's face it...even yelling at them doesn't really work), I decided to go out back and tend to my vegetables and fruit trees.

Plus, they don't tell me they hate me or cry for an eternity when I prune them.  It's a give and take relationship....very different from the relationship I have with my kids, which is take, take, take and take some more until I'm a dried-up shriveled old woman begging for mercy.

Little did I know that when I got back inside and sat down at my laptop, there would be a lovely little gift awaiting me in the form of an e-mail from the Fairy Hobmother, granting me the fulfillment of one wish.

Seriously, people.  It happened.  I wasn't dreaming it and I certainly wasn't in a wine-induced stupor.

Here's a direct quote from the e-mail....

"I stumbled across your blog today and your story struck me as deserving of some recognition. Dealing with four kids at once must be tough, you've got to be made of pretty stern stuff to handle that and blog at the same time!"

Yeah, "pretty stern stuff" is just 25% of it.  The other 75% is just sheer guts and determination to survive.

If you don't know who the Fairy Hobmother is, let me tell you...he (yes, it's a dude) spreads light and joy throughout the internet, offering to grant your biggest wish in the form of a generous Amazon gift card.

One of my biggest passions is reading.  And I finally caved last year and invested in a Kindle.  Reading takes me to my happy place and allows me to escape from the chaos in my life, if even only for a few minutes.

So, obviously, I'm using my wish to purchase books, books and more books.

What?  Did you really think I was going to use the one wish on my kids?

Clearly, you don't know me well enough.

Call me selfish or whatever you want.  But it's not every day I have someone as generous as the Fairy Hobmother presenting me with an opportunity to fulfill one of my wishes!

Would you like the Fairy Hobmother to stop by your neck of the woods and grant you a wish?


Leave me a comment here on this post, telling him what your biggest wish is.  


You never know...it may come true!


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45 comments:

Tracie said...

that is so awesome! I love when people recognize that motherhood is a job especially when you have little ones (especially twins!)

Jen said...

I have never heard of this before. How cool!

Enjoy your gift card. :)

efkapildid said...

really cool, my biggest wish at the moment is our own home:)
but on a smaller side an iPad.

Nezzy said...

Woohoo....leap for joy...I'm so glad the Fairy Hobmother visited you and granted ya a gift. Hon, if anyone deserves a visit from such a generous creature it's you.

My heart's desire would be for my Oldies Radio station (who went country one me) to go back to my beloved oldies but since that's not gonna happen, I'd love a electronic reader so I didn't have to set in front of the computer to read a book I agreed to critic.

Who knew the publisher would be so cheap that he wouldn't send a 'real' book. Heeehehehehehe!!!

Have a fun time with your giveaway sweetie!!!

God bless and have yourself a splendid day!!! :o)

Lisa said...

Good for you! You deserve it!
My biggest wish right now is a kindle fire so my twins can play their darn angry birds game without monopolizing my laptop - then maybe I coudl get some of my own reading or blogging done :)

Samantha said...

That's awesome! Never heard of that before, but that would make my day no doubt!

I probably love an iPad or a tablet of any sort. Would love to have all of my books in one place & then some! An iPad sounds fantastic though :) Although, I could think of a thousand things I would do w/an Amazon gift card. Amazon rocks my socks off!

BTW loved the description of the needle that you wanted to stick in your eye ball...I feel the same on most days haha

Shantra said...

Ok so my biggest wish is a generator..... You see our little girl is about to come home from the hospital... She was born holloween night 2 months early. We found out about her birth 3 days later when we committed to adopt her. She will be # 7. She has down syndrome, has had bowel and open herat surgery, a trach and micky button... But dont let that fool you she is a fighter . With all of her medical equiptment, i ould love to have a genarator so i wouldnt worrie about loosing power... Which we do frequently

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You SO deserve those books from the Fairy Hobmother. I hope they come with a 'quiet kids' button too, so you can enjoy them ;-)

Eva Gallant said...

My wish is for a new computer for my husband. His is an old, old one that makes lots of noise and doesn't work very well. I feel guilty using my laptop that is less than a year old. He is disabled by arthritis,and has difficulty walking. We both had computers die within weeks of each other, and he insisted I buy one for me first, because he knows I love blogging, and I've been wrting books and publishing them on Kindle.

angel shrout said...

I am seriously feeling underloved here. Who is this mysterious Fairy Hobmother?? What would I do ummm go get me some me stuff, even though my kids would probably try to get something out of me. Ya know MY own shampoo, soap, bubble bath and a lock for the bathroom that my boys can't blow through like I didn't have the door shut. Some candles to light and headphones so I couldn't hear them even if they did scream lol.

Jaynie said...

aww how cool hey mums need a gift for theirselves some times too - we give our kids everything once in a while its nice to endulge in some thing we've been given or earned
well done x

Mary said...

Helene,
I can't begin to know what an average day for you is - but I do know that being a mother is a very thankless job - I have not been blessed with kids, but I see it with friends. I want you to know that your blog is just wonderful and I do so enjoy reading about your adventures - so, I belive you truly did desereve a visit from the fairy and I hope you get to carve out a little time in your hectic days to enjoy a page or two. Thanks for being you!
Mary (Just a Thought Blog)

Heather said...

I had never heard of that before! Awesome for you!

My wish is to never have another migraine and to be able to enjoy life with my kids without pain.

Jode said...

Fantastic that you got a visit from the fairy...what a great idea! You certainly deserve it as i understand perfectly what you mean about 2 always going to be in a bad mood etc...i often say that about one set of twins...you never get a good day with everyone happy so can only imagine your life...no wonder you hide in the vegie patch, little buggers see me when i try to creep out to mine and it's really not worth the screaming!
My wish is that it would STOP RAINING...omg, twin toddlers inside for weeks is beginning to chip away at my soul.....hmmm perhaps a nice wine would be a better wish, hehe. Enjoy your reading...my fav escape too, even if one does have to be locked in the toilet to manage it xx Have a great weekend!

middle child said...

Yeah. I have something I'd like from the Fairy Hobmother. But then again.....sometimes I think I'd like to stay married to him after all.

IASoupMama said...

Helene, I'm thrilled for you! What a wonderful surprise!

I escape into my Kindle Fire, too. Books make me happy...

My first wish is that my hubby get home (he's traveling today and that has caused enough stress for at least three blog entries). But I suspect no one but hubby can grant that one.

I think I'd wish for someone to clean my house. Or maybe just entertain my kids so I can clean it (something I actually like to do on occasion, but can't because I'm interrupted constantly).

A mute button for children would be nice, too...

Simone said...

You are not a single bit selfish for choosing your wish to be yours. You have earned that gift!

I wish I had the ability to be a Fairy Gobmother because I know so many people that could use some wishes come true.

If I were to make a wish, it would be for a Kindle to read while I recuperate from my surgery in a few weeks. I'm an avid reader and that is the only thing I am looking forward to is a chance to read (and write too).

Heather said...

Oh the things I could wish for... I would love a tablet of any sort for my kids. Sure an iPad would be great but beggars can most certainly not be choosers. A Kindle Fire to encourage reading as well as educational apps would work just as well. Oh, Fairy Hobmother. Please come visit me!

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

So well deserved. :) And I didn't know it existed.

I would ask for a new coffee maker. We have a dinky $30 tiny espresso machine on its way out.

NickiS said...

How cool! I've never heard of this!!!

My biggest wish..is for me and my hubby to finally have our first bundle of joy.. But I don't think he could grant that wish.. So I'd settle for a Kindle Fire so I can enjoy reading without holding back pages ;) Or a Trip to Disney World!

CrazyBabyTalk said...

That's wonderful! It feels good to be patted on the back, no doubt :) It can be a good boost for the mood to feel recognized every once in a while.

If I could have any wish it would be for the above commenter, Shantra, to have a generator for her medically-challenged daughter. I certainly have everything I need!

lela said...

I rarely comment on blogs, but wanted to say yay, so happy for you. Have been reading your blog for a little over a year, and wow you are so very deserving of this. What a strong amazing woman you are. Thank you for the honesty you write with.
As for what I would want, I will second CrazyBabyTalk, I would love for Shantra to get her wish. After reading her comment I went and checked out her blog, what a wonderful family.

Bits of L said...

That is stunning! A well deserved spoil, enjoy it.

Babygirl said...

my biggest wish...hmmm, probably a new washer and dryer, or maybe an xbox with kinect so i can zumba at home..i dread going to the gym!

Julia Hunter said...

That is so cool that he found you and granted you a wish. What a wonderful surprise. I would want a new camera.

Zeemaid Zeemaid said...

I so totally think you deserve it! (listen to me, can you tell I grew up a teen in the 80's?) *L*

I have never heard of the hobmother but think it's wonderful that someone would go around and spread some cheer like that!

My wish would be for a tablet. I got ripped off by an ebay seller back in January and am out the money despite the "paypal protection" guarantee. I need to catch up on my blog reading, facebook. Since hubs cut down our phone plan, I feel like I'm slowly losing my online presence which kinda sucks. :)

Karen Peterson said...

Wow! That is SO amazing! And it really couldn't have to anyone more deserving!

If I had one wish, it would probably be for my roommates to have a week's vacation somewhere. It may seem like a selfish wish, but a week home alone would be a gift for me.

Twins Squared said...

Oh my gosh! I have never heard of this Fairy Hobmother! Maybe I need to get back into writing about my own sad pathetic life! :) (Not saying that yours is but rather what we WRITE about). That is so cool! Does being surrounded by 4 whining girls full of attitude and drama get me anything? Just kidding. That is very cool, Helene! And what a great person who is doing that!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love this whole concept! I wish I could be a Fairy Hobmother.

myinnerchick.com said...

--Yes, I have heard of the Fairy Hobmother..

And you are quite deserving, dear.

C O N G R A T S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that is awesome! my wish would be for the fairy hobmother to grant you another wish on my behalf!!! :)

Mercy D'souza said...

So fun. My wish would be enough money to go shopping without having to worry about the price, say like a few thousand dollars at once. :)

More realistically, I need a new laptop.

Jenny said...

Very cool! I clicked the link and it goes to appliances. Appliances are nice though. LOL!

You really do deserve it. Enjoy the books!

I can't think of anything, how sad! I read the comments and do hope that Shantra gets her generator!

January Dawn said...

For real?!! I've never heard of such a fairy - that IS cool and obviously well deserved! I would probably wish for a Kindle - I love to read but I'm locked out of taking books out of the library because my overdue charges are over 20 dollars (I know, I know - I need to just pay it) and I hate buying books unless I know they're going to be great and ones that I'll likely read again. Go Helene! :)

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Kristen said...

I have been a long time lurker on your blog and love hearing about your kids' antics (Sorry). It also makes me glad to know that I'm not the only one that thinks this SAHM gig sucks a lot of the time!

My wish would be to purchase a camp cot for my disabled husband. We love to camp, but he can no longer sleep on the air mattresses without significant pain and misery.

Enjoy your gift.

Natalie said...

Oh my friend....I can relate on a smaller scale, but seriously, knowing that you are dealing with the same time-two issues that I do really makes me feel a little less crazy ;)

So glad you got a wish granted - you deserve (and I know need!) it!! xxoo

Di said...

All I want is a dishwasher. New, used,doesn't matter. I was up until 10 last night doing dishes after working all day then cooking dinner, feeding the baby, and putting him to bed. Just a dishwasher so I have one less chore and might get to sit down and relax before 10pm.

Joyful Times said...

What a wonderful surprise in the middle of a hard day. Having twins (5) and a daughter (6) I can relate to what you go through, but you have a much better sense of humor. My wish would be a honeymoon, never got one and now 11 years later and with 3 kiddos doubt we will get one, but on the small scale, a gift card to be able to buy some new kitchen dishes and other fun kitchen items!

Tammigirl said...

Oh, I feel you! We have five kids. Hey!? You want one!? They're big and they can help watch your little kids. : )

Let's see, I think 2-3 of the five hate me at any given moment, but now it's for different reasons. Right now I have one who wants to spend ALL of his money on a 79 camaro with a racing engine, one who asks "Why" whenever we tell him to do something (he's sixteen, by the way) and, well, I wont go on.

Believe it or not, I know I'm lucky - but let me tell you the day in -day out nonsense kids put you through make escape through literature a necessity more than a luxury. Enjoy your well-deserved relaxation!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Wow...I love this idea. My biggest wish is more books for YOU! I love selfish mothers!!!! Nah...forget it...I want more books for ME! ;)

Sarah Kelly said...

That is so cool! My biggest wish would be a space to do crafts. Like some kind of storage unit and table/ countertop, etc.

Levi Blake said...

i wish for mario party 5 to appear under my pillow right now

sarah boegge said...

I wish me on my Birthday ( July 1) that Jedward come to me and wish me Happy Birthday and that they show me their Hous and I can go eih them to Ireland and go crazy. I Love them so much ♡. J to the E to the D to the WARD! PLANETJEDWARD! ! !

sarah boegge said...

I wish me on my Birthday ( July 1) that Jedward come to me and wish me Happy Birthday and that they show me their Hous and I can go eih them to Ireland and go crazy. I Love them so much ♡. J to the E to the D to the WARD! PLANETJEDWARD! ! !

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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