1. Jo

    Sounds like the perfect balance to me. I was “lucky” just having Matt, I could be fun Mommy A LOT more. And, he turned out ok. (I just wish he’ get married!!!) lol

  2. My comment disappeared…I think 🙁 — Anyway, as I was saying, spontaneity brings out the fun parent in us and though that side doesn’t always come out, I’m sure our kids love us even more when it shows up. Maybe when they’re a bit older they’ll come to realize the fun they can have organizing calendars, desk drawers and pantries. And p.s., that restaurant comment was hilarious! Thanks for such a cute post!

  3. Dear Fun Mommy (Fommy?) And what is wrong with blue ink?? And I love how you rebelled with Great Grains cereal–went against the grain, did ya? I just love this whole piece. Plus your kids are SOOOO adorable! (Would you use them in so many blog illustrations if they were homely?) And finally–Can I borrow your Fun Mommy uniform so I can be her this Halloween?

    • Susan Maccarelli

      I love Great Grains – even the bits that look like poop. I prefer black ink. It’s far more serious and intellectual. ;o)

  4. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons

    I am definitely not a fun Mommy most of the time, but once in a while . . . . . 🙂

  5. Linda Roy

    Your kids are cutie patooties! Sounds like a wonderful day! I have to remind myself sometimes in the midst of all the day to day madness to just stop and smell the fun, ya know what I mean?

  6. My fun mommy appeared, usually after a few glasses of wine, at storytime before bed when she would improvise the same ol’ hum drum, read them 100 times, books. They would laugh so hard! “Then ol’ grumpy butt, Mr. McGreogor, tripped over a carrot and couldn’t get up and that crazy rabbit called all his friends and they all pooped on his back!” Wow, talk about a great audience! “Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week..”

    Their eyes lit up as if they had only had sticks and clay to play with their entire lives. Hahahaha!!

    Great post, thanks for the laughs! (Im available for hire for improv kid story readings!) just sayin’

  7. Hey Susan,

    This is the first time I found your post. I loved it. In fact, I found your blog because, I was looking for some inspiration for my topic. I saw that list o funny posts that you suggested and I used one topic from that 🙂

    This is my first attempt- not really sure how funny it has turned out to be! http://ideasnet.blogspot.com

    By the way, you posts are awesome and the kids look adorable !

  8. Thank you for this trip down memory lane, Susan. We may share more than first names – my fun mommy was often disguised by practical mommy. BUT – we had an annual zoo pass when my kids were the same age as yours … and it was a magical place for fun mommy to appear! What sweet kiddos. Put some bricks on their heads so they don’t grow too fast!

    • Susan Maccarelli

      Haha – I know! I looked at pic of my daughter from her birthday last year and she was a baby faced 4 year old. Now she is about to turn 5 and totally different than a year ago!

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