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You Should Be Ashamed

You know what I love?

Bandwagons.

Is there anything more fun to jump onto? I mean, besides the obvious.
Hi, honey! ::wink, wink::
Well, I'm assuming you've heard about Dog Shaming, the new innerwebs meme in which people take pictures of their dogs with signs stating what shameful canine crime they've perpetrated, like eating rabbit poop, or pooping on something, or pooping in  something (a lot of them involve poop).

No? You haven't heard about it? Okay, I hadn't either, until I read Mommy Shorts' post that introduced Baby Shaming - because kids also do inappropriate things with poop (and food and manners and everything else).

But while she introduced me to the world of Baby Shaming, the idea of Baby Shaming introduced a crap-ton of controversy, especially among those whose senses of humor are on the fritz and who possibly don't have kids, or maybe just have perfect kids who never do stuff like this.

photo source: Mommy Shorts
This is funny stuff, people.

Aaaanyway, The Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva said, "Fair is fair" - when she created her own (poop-free) dog shaming photo, she also posted a shameful photo of herself.
And a new meme was born.

Self shaming.
This is the part where I hear the bandwagon rumbling down the street, and I get ready to hop right the hell on.

I am a perpetual self-shaming machine, so this meme was practically made for me. I immediately ran to the bathroom and (stay with me, here) I took this picture.



In all honesty, I could have put 100 different captions on this photo.

In the spirit of full disclosure...

As if you couldn't tell from my hair.

In fairness, the crumbs might not have been from
this Oreo - it wasn't my first cookie of the day.

Is there no limit to my full disclosure???

True story.

Well, if you're a pretty regular person, I bet you can relate to some of the Mom Shame that's now making its way around the innerweb. I highly suggest you click over to the Blogging While Mom Facebook page, where we're hosting and fully encouraging the Mom Shaming craze.

It's a regular Shame Extravaganza.

Shame-a-thon?

Shame-apalooza?

Whatever you call it, it's hilarious. Go over there to see other funny bloggers' confessions, and share your own on the page.  Seriously, you want in on this action. Mom shaming - hurry up and hop on the shamewagon!

Have you clicked the banner to vote?
That's all you have to do - that one click counts as the vote! It's easy!
If not, I guess you know what your first Mom Shaming pic will be...
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60 comments:

  1. *Also - I never clean the shower...
    BUWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Those are all so amazing that I actually love you more now than I did before. Which was a lot.
    I may have to hop on this one too. It could be more fun than watching elephants trying to a puzzle.

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    1. Err... do a puzzle. I'm not quite sure how an elephant would "a puzzle". Unless it's some sort of new elephant quiz show...

      (the saddest part of the last comment is that you let us preview it before it's published and I still clicked the button.)

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    2. Do IT, do IT, do IT! ::Chanted like you're chugging a beer at a kegger::

      Like the ones I've seen on TV, not in real life. Ahem.

      So glad you got a laugh! And I love the "elephants doing a puzzle" thing - I'll think of you fondly when I use that in real life. :)

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  2. This was hilarious, Robyn! I love the photoshopping the filthy shower part. And the maternity shirt. And the full disclsoure about the Oreos part. And the...

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    1. Thanks! I really probably could do 100 for that one pic alone. Heaven help us if I get my camera out again - there's just so much material... :)

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  3. I love you, Babe. Of course, I know which of the things you write here are true, mostly true, medium true, mostly false, or outright false. I'll never tell.

    Mew.

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    1. Ha! I try to stick with medium true or truer. It might've only been 3 1/2 days since I'd showered...

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  4. So. funny. I thought the original one was BWAHAHA, but Lady, you could fill a whole bandwagon by yourself with your zingers. And it was a good thing you disclosed about photoshopping out the shower filth because I was starting to have esteem problems about how my shower doesn't look that good and I never clean mine either.

    I was starting to think that in addition to a blog that farts unicorns, you also had magical powers.

    Ellen

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    1. I wish! But no, and I'm glad your self-esteem was salvaged due to the full disclosure. I also appreciate you 'fessing up about not cleaning yours - after I posted that I thought, "Eww, I hope people don't think I'm super-gross." I needed that solidarity, sister!

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  5. I love it and would love to jump on board but I still haven't jumped on the FB wagon so at last I will be left to go clean my shower LOL I will once again live thru your crazy funny experiences Thanks for that you are a wonderful :))

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    1. Thanks so much - you're welcome to stop by here and live vicariously any time! :)

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  6. Oh and when I went to vote on your blog I seen you are at #25 woohoo I am so happy for you & your super funny blog!!!

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    1. What??? I couldn't believe it so I went to look, and we're up to #24 now! Thanks a million as always for all your votes! :D

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  7. I'd TOTALLY show you a pic of me eating my candy bars in the shower, but the door is glass. THere is so much soap scum on it, you'd just see a big blob! If you were actually in the room, you'd hear wrappers and some crazy monster moaning NOM NOM NOM. Oh, and it would be in-the-dark. What a fun bandwagon to be on! Your post, as usual, is hilarious!

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    1. Thank you! And make no mistake, our glass doors are "frosted" thanks to soap scum, they just didn't make it into the picture. It buys me an extra few seconds to hide the evidence when the kids pick the lock on the bathroom door.

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  8. My maternity pants love this.
    p.s My baby is 23 months old.

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    1. You think THAT'S bad? My baby is 49 YEARS OLD!!!

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    2. You guys make me laugh! And then cry, because I keep telling myself I'll lose the weight... starting tomorrow, for sure... ;)

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  9. You are hilarious! But don't tempt me with oreos!

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    1. Sorry! I would share, but apparently I don't have it in me. ;)

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  10. Ain't no shame in maternty clothes worn many many months after the birthing has passed. I might just wear these stretchy-paneled pants until next summer. Btw, mentioning our whole movement in my post tomorrow. Gonna like up to your most awesome of explanations ever....:) Let the shame....commence.

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    1. Awesome - thanks! LOVED your mom shaming pic, btw, though it's unfair that you look all magazine gorgeous. In my own future photos, I'm photoshopping you in over me. I hope you don't mind. ;)

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  11. Why is it that we can't stop shaming ourselves??? I'm addicted to self-shaming. Ooooh, that sounds dirty. Back on the bandwagon tomorrow myself. Smoochies!

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    1. I am too, probably because a fresh opportunity crops up every three or four seconds. Your mom shaming pic was SO funny - I mean, come on, who hasn't been there? Amiright? Turnabout is fair play, babies.

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  12. I'm still laughing! What a genius idea! And I THINK I voted (but technology confuses me).

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    1. Thank you! Your vote must've worked, because we're way up in the polls today - awwww yeah!

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  13. Oh my goodness. Hysterical. I also sneak away to the shower. Just today I took a 45 minute shower- my husband said you must have been really dirty,lol!

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    1. Ha, I've so been there! Like I have to add all the time from my missed showers to get equally clean with one - except really I'm just taking advantage of the fact that I'm in there alone where nobody asks me for anything or tells me a 20 minute story about the latest iCarly rerun. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Ang! Can't wait to see yours (HINT HINT). :)

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  15. ~snicker~ if there's shame in lying to your kids about the lack of cookies in the house, then stealing the best of the Halloween candy while pretending to examine it for poison and/or razor blades must be cause for corporal mortification...consider me shamed...totally loved the anti shower grime photoshop one ;)

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    1. You're among friends, Shannon. My kids are lucky if they ever get to sample one of their Halloween Kit Kats. ;)

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  16. HAHAH. I have a pack of gummy bears hiding on the top of the shelf in my closet.
    It's an adrenaline rush when you're eating them isn't it :)

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    1. There are so few adrenaline rushes in motherhood that don't involve saving our children from their own reckless clumsiness - we'll take what we can get, eh?

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  17. I love the one about photoshopping your shower. Mine would definitely need to be photoshopped!!

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    1. What would I do without Photoshop? Well, my photos would be a lot more nasty, that's for sure. ;)

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  18. Too funny! The OREO pics are great...I'd have eaten them all too. I've not heard of the the "shaming" thing. I guess I'm out of the loop.

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    1. I think the problem is that the internet is so big, there are about 4 gajillion loops going at any one time. So no matter how many we're in, there are always going to be a LOT of loops we're out of - at least that's how I make myself feel better about all the stuff I've never heard of. :)

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  19. I love your full disclosure but it gives me the heebie jeebies to take food or drink into the bathroom.

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    1. I'm SO with you. Usually I hide in the dining room pantry, but the commotion of photography was attracting more attention than usual so I had to move my mom shame to a room with a door. :)

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  20. Who doesn't hide sweets from their kids? Great photoshopping; your shower looks so clean!

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    1. Thanks! Now if only there were real-life photoshop. The closest I've been able to come is poking my guests in the eyes with a stick so they can't focus directly on the dirt, which worked pretty well but for some reason people stopped coming over.

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  21. I'm impressed with your photoshoppery. Also, showers pretty much clean themselves what with all the soap and shampoo...

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    1. Thanks! And that's what I tell myself, too - I mean, sure, there's soap scum, but isn't that just made of soap? That makes it like a protective layer of extra clean!

      P.S. Those of you who know what soap scum really is, if it isn't made of soap, and instead it's some disgusting mixture of minerals from the water and skin flakes or something, please don't tell me. I enjoy living in denial.

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  22. I love all of yours. I want you to photoshop the filth out of my shower. That way, whenever I get the urge to clean, I can thwart that shit by gazing at my little shower lie.

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    1. Photoshopping was faster AND I got to do it while sitting down and barely moving. Barely moving is my favorite.

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  23. Oh, now that's just great! You really love those oreos!

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    1. Sure do - but it's a little disturbing that the cream center on the Halloween Oreos really tastes like orange. Not like the fruit - it somehow tastes like the color orange. I try not to think about it while I'm consuming an entire sleeve of cookies.

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  24. Robyn, your take on all this mom-shaming was so perfect. Love it and congrats on the maternity shirt fitting like a glove. Right there with you and not everyone can rock those pregnancy clothes as well as us ;)

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    1. I hear ya, sister! I still have the old Belly Bands, too - it isn't just preggos who need help keeping their pants up!

      That didn't sound right, but you know what I mean.

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    2. DANG! I often wish I would have kepy my belly bands! You think it would be ok to buy one now? My baby is 3 in a month. :) Devan

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    3. There's no statute of limitations on the belly band! If anyone asks any questions in the checkout lane, just whip it out of the package and use it as a scrunchie. People tend to leave you alone after that.

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  25. So, so, so very hilarious! You crack me up! I wish I had jumped on this bandwagon! I couldn't find any paper to write on in our stinking house! Pathetic. I suppose I could have just written on the back of one of my kid's prized pieces of artwork and shared that shame.
    Too funny!

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    1. Thank you - and I can't begin to tell you how perfect a note on the artwork is for mom shaming! Soooo hilarious. Please, I'm begging you to do it - it's not too late, you can post it to our Blogging While Mom Facebook page! Perfect, I'm telling you - perfect!

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    2. Well, I tried, but I couldn't get the picture to load. Ignorance. So, I just wrote a post about it instead. Your picture is included and links to your blog, begging people to visit you because you were the wind beneath my wings on this one. Thanks!

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    3. SO funny! The last one made me laugh out loud, but the first one is still my favorite. :) If I have your permission, I can try to upload it to the Blogging While Mom facebook page for you - lemme know!

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  26. You and that Paige Kellerman are freaking hilarious! Yall are constantly cracking me up!

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    1. She's the funny one! I just beg her to comment on my blog 'cause it makes me look cool. ;)

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