A Bad Mother Home Companion

November 30, 2008

For any of you who might still be laboring under the misapprehension that mine is a household characterized by order, sophistication and grace, I offer you this:

The Sunday Morning Music Show, produced and directed by the Girl Formerly Known As Wonderbaby and starring the Girl Formerly Known As Wonderbaby, with guest appearances by Her Bad Father and Her Bad Baby Brother. Note the following:

1) That her father’s signature tune is a bastardized blues version of the theme to The Beverly Hillbillies;

2) That the performance requires the wearing of nighties, pajamas and oversized slippers, and must be staged in a badly messed dining room;

3) That Her Bad Mother is in no wise required for the staging of the performance;

4) That the baby plays a mean banjo.

All of which sums up life here pretty neatly, I think.

As you were.


Hey, Toronto peeps: there’s a nurse-in at the Ontario provincial legislature this coming Wednesday, to protest the imminent closure of Dr. Jack Newman’s breastfeeding clinic and to demand that the province do more to promote and protect breastfeeding rights and support. Anyone care to join me? Leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you with details.

UPDATE: Mister Jasper is a very sick little baby, and I simply can’t go to this. E-mail me if you want details, to attend yourself. (And? Anyone local who wants to go and do a brief story on it for BlogHers Act Canada? I would LOVE you. E-mail me.)

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    motherbumper November 30, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    STOP THE MUSIC? NO WAY – keep it going! I demand this each and every Sunday. I wait impatiently for the next instalment.

    April November 30, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    that is fantastic. your family is perfect :-)

    Baby in the City November 30, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    What Katie said!

    Mama Smurf November 30, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    I think you should send that in to the producers of “America’s Got Talent”…cuz your bad family rocks…

    Mimi November 30, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    All you need is a van, and you can take that show on the road. Yowza!

    Ms. Moon November 30, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Looks like love to me.
    And all the children are above average.

    Sarcastica November 30, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Awh!! So adorable! :)

    Michelle November 30, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    That is a whole lot of cuteness in one little video! Love!

    Lotta November 30, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Where’s the mess? I sang Green Acres to my firsborn as a lullabye cause I couldn’t recall the words to any kid songs. Still can’t.

    Expat Mom November 30, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Too darn cute. Love how she`s totally managing the baby, too. My oldest toddler is always adjusting his brother, too!

    Redneck Mommy November 30, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    It’s official.

    You are adopting me.

    I’ve decided.

    Her Bad Mother November 30, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Tanis – you know it.

    Dana December 1, 2008 at 12:21 am

    I thought that tune was familiar! I kept waiting for the part about the Texas tea. ;)

    mothergoosemouse December 1, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Can we come over and play? There was a piano right there, with no one to play it. I call dibs!

    Mary G December 1, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Gorgeous, and it looks pretty tidy to me — I scraped up art supplies and tea party stuff for half an hour this afternoon.

    Hall December 1, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Why does it say video not available now? I want to see the cuteness too!

    Michele December 1, 2008 at 12:59 am

    It’s like looking in the mirror. I have two little ones about that age also. And, our house is messier! Fabulous video!

    Her Bad Mother December 1, 2008 at 9:47 am

    hall – it should be working.

    Velma December 1, 2008 at 11:04 am

    I already knew this from reading your blog, but seeing her on video makes it clear that there is a LOT of personality wrapped up that little girl child of yours! (And the boys are cute, too.)

    Colleen - Mommy Always Wins December 1, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Yeah – get some matching costumes and dude, yer set fer life!

    LAVANDULA December 1, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    that was awesome HBM!

    The Finely Tuned Woman December 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    It sounds to me like a good time was had by all and you can’t say that about the Waltons.

    Momo Fali December 1, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    It takes pure musical genius to further bastardize the Beverly Hillbillies theme. Kudos!

    liz December 1, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Holy guacamole, your family is just FLOODED with adorability.

    Mamalooper December 1, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    What time is the demonstration at the legislature? Depending upon when it is, I might be able to make it (you know, between drop offs and pick ups and all that).

    Her Bad Mother December 1, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Looper – it’s at 10:30…

    Anonymous December 2, 2008 at 4:12 am

    I will be there. Thanks for the heads up

    wherewiller December 2, 2008 at 11:53 am

    I would totally join you except I’m not allowed because I’ll be inside Queen’s Park :-)

    Maybe I’ll come and visit!

    Jen December 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I’m game. and will be sure to lactate aplenty

    Multi-tasking Mommy December 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm


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