Delurk Now, Or Next Time It’s A Fire Helmet and Slicker

January 12, 2007

Okay, so? I am actually sort of embarassed to admit this, but this whole blogosphere-wide DELURK NOW OR COWER IN SHAME peer-pressure effort to bring lurkers out of the woodwork is really kind of fun. Not the shaming part (not that shaming can’t be good fun), but the fact that it seems to be working. I mentioned National Delurking Week in a post-script to my last post, and presto! New friends! Is it really that easy? All I have to do is wave at you and beg for a response and you’ll say hello?



(Waving frantically!)

(YOO HOO! Lurkers! Please say hi! I crave attention and approval!)

(Also, if you don’t say hi or at least wave frantically back at me, I will be forced to find more creative ways of exploiting my child photographically so that you will be compelled to leave comments saying OMG-she’s-so-cute!)

(Like, what if I put her in a fuzzy pink jacket and make her put on a giant pair of zebra-print galoshes? Will that do the trick?)




Please. For the love of WonderBaby, say hello.


Oh, and? It’s my sister’s birthday. It’s been tough year after tough year for her, and I want more than anything for her to feel a little joy. She won’t be reading this post today, or even tomorrow, but she will someday, and when she does, I want her to know that on this day, I was sending out a wish for such joy for her, and that I was sharing that wish with you, my friends.

Happy Birthday, C. We’re wishing on the all the stars in the sky for your happiness, and for your peace.

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    Ms. Huis Herself January 13, 2007 at 5:48 pm


    Sin City Mom January 13, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    delurking here. I am a long time lurker, and a newbie blogger (one of my new year’s resolutions). Love reading your blog!

    Lori January 13, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Consider me de-lurked!

    MotherBumper January 13, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Wondersis!

    I’m also delurking on behalf of Bumper’s Granddad who reads you all the time. He read this post before me! He thinks the boots are stylin’ and he’s a big fan.

    Amanda January 13, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Waving and smiling right back at ya!
    LOVE the zebra print. She likes to dress up to, eh? I brought out a “magical suitcase” for the bunny yesterday filled with costumes for her to dressup in and she had a blast!

    Karen January 13, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    uncle, uncle, she’s soooo cute! Thanks for inviting us all out of the shadows!
    you can find me at

    KJ's muse January 13, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Thought this would be a good time to pop in and say hi, catch up on your blog, and thank you again for dropping by a few weeks ago. It made my day seeing you had left a comment!

    p.s. WonderBaby almost makes me reconsider not having kids of my own—see what you’ve gone and done? :)

    mothergoosemouse January 13, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Cheers to your sis, hugs and kisses to you and yours. You already know that I stalk you relentlessly.

    Kristen January 13, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    I’m not technically de-lurking, but saying hello anyway. WonderBaby is adorable as usual, with spots, without spots, she is amazingly precious.

    rachel January 13, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    Happy Birthday to your sister!

    WonderBaby is absolutely adorable! Glad she’s fully recovered from pox! We might be visited by them soon, but we’re looking forward to it, as my girls are older.

    Happy De-Lurking week!

    The Flip Flop Mamma! January 13, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Well, I’m not de-lurking because, well, I’ve never been here before…But I will tell you that my heart skipped a beat and I almost choked on my pb&j sandwich when I just got a comment from you. I’ve heard of you. You’re one of those big name bloggers. LOL. One of those bloggers that I’ve never checked out before, because well, you’re too big for me (or so I thought) and honestly, I don’t read people’s blogs that don’t have time for us little people. How sad is that?? LOL. I think I need to go to bed. OH and your kid is gorgeous!!! Oh how we torture them for cute blog pics :)

    New Mama's Nest January 14, 2007 at 12:57 am

    I’m stopping by for the first time to – saw your comment on my friend Stephanie’s blog (Adventures in Babywearing) and had to stop by due to the “mutha sucka” shirt… I’m hooked on the Nippaz with Attitude shirts! Anyway, hope to read more!

    Refinnej January 14, 2007 at 2:04 am


    Moobs January 14, 2007 at 7:55 am


    DaniGirl January 14, 2007 at 9:28 am

    *waving regally, like the Queen*

    Teacher lady January 14, 2007 at 9:53 am

    Happy Birthday to your sister!

    And galoshes? OMG – I thought those were wee leggings. Now I have to rush off in a mad dash because I MUST OWN those galoshes!

    Gwen January 14, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Not technically delurking, although I seldom comment …. it’s more than a little intimidating to be the umm 67th commenter. And not even the only Gwen! How will I survive realizing I am not exactly unique? ;)

    I am impressed that your strong willed daughter wears the outfits you choose for her. Enjoy it, because my guess is, in just a few minuteshoursdaysweeks, she’ll be coming to breakfast in 3 skirts, layered, a white cotton cami and a rainhat. And you *will*let her leave the house like that (not that I know anything at all about the strange fashion choices of daughters or anything).

    Alex Elliot January 14, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Wow! You have a lot of comments!

    cinnamon gurl January 14, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Not exactly a lurker, but not always a commenter either. But I cannot resist animal prints!!

    Jenijen January 14, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    Delurking. Love those boots and also adding good birthday wishes for your sister.


    radioactive girl January 14, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    I don’t know if I am a lurker or not because sometimes I comment here, but not as often as I read here. Either way, you can feel free to keep on posting adorable photos of your baby.

    Happy birthday to your sister!

    Anonymous January 14, 2007 at 1:54 pm


    NoodleMonkey January 14, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    I’ll delurk too–I check in almost every day but have never commented…love your blog and Wonderbaby is adorable!

    Angie January 14, 2007 at 2:51 pm

    Hi, delurking. Love your writing, love the pics. My blog’s on a different site but I read yours every time I get a chance. Lovely!

    Thank you for writing such thought-provoking entries.

    PunditMom January 14, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    WonderBaby has excellent fashion sense!

    Mommy-Like Days January 14, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Does it count if I already delurked on another blog in recognition of delurking week? What the hey, I can do it here too! Always enjoy reading your blog.

    Stacy January 14, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    OK. You got me. Wonderbaby is too cute in that outfit!

    76 Comments so far… so impressive!

    PeetsMom January 14, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    waaaaaving!!! waaaaving!!! HEY!!! OVER HEEEEERE!!!

    Sadly, I MISSED de-lurking week! I should have written a post too. Damn. I may have to do it Monday anyway as I need a little advice!

    Nice boots.

    Cathy January 14, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Hello to you and happy birthday to C!

    Dana January 14, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    I’m not a lurker, because I’ve commented before, but I thought I’d let you know I’m here! :)

    Virtualsprite January 14, 2007 at 10:04 pm


    And yes.. the zebra galoshes were just too cute for words.

    Queso January 14, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Hi! And happy birthday, C!

    Aliki2006 January 14, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Well, I’ll delurk, too…a little late!

    nonlineargirl January 15, 2007 at 12:12 am

    Waves to HBM, waves to WB, waves to HBSister.

    Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah January 15, 2007 at 11:25 am

    I may or may not have already delurked, but with 85 comments, and a threat like that I’ll take the risk of commenting twice.

    Robbin January 15, 2007 at 1:16 pm


    I came here via Bub and Pie, and have stayed. Love the writing, and Wonderbaby is terribly cute.

    the mad momma January 17, 2007 at 4:05 am

    I adore your little wonderbaby and i do occassionally comment. I of course always always try to work on a post you have suggested!

    meika January 17, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Coming out of a deep, deep lurk. :)

    Adam January 24, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    Hi, another lurker here. My name is Adam and I am a stay at home dad in Michigan. I love reading your blogs.

    My e-mails is

    Nancy January 28, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t really lurk much, I’m just terrible about stopping by lately so it just SEEMS like I’ve been lurking.

    But: hi. :-)

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