Pretend to be Nice

Teacher-Moms, on the edge…

‘Oh Crap, She’s Up’ Was Already Taken

When Michelle and I started our blogging adventure we gave the site the name Girls Gifts and Giggles. I thought she was accommodating my admiration of alliteration. But in her head she mathafied it and started calling it G3 or G Cubed. After a while it bothered me all together and we sat down for a brainstorming session.

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Girls Getting to Work

We thought the original title was good as the blog was supposed to be about our four girls and us, crafts and laughs. But we aren’t gigglers; we are more guffawers. We found that we were mostly writing about ourselves, the mothers. So Michelle suggested we write down the things we hear ourselves frequently say or hear said about us. As it turns out ohcrapshesup.com is already taken. Here are some other phrases that didn’t make the cut:

 

What did I say
I said What
That’s what Mom said
That Awkward moment
Married Single Mothers
Sickness or Health
Richer or Poorer
’til death do us part
Why is Everything Sticky
My kid’s better than your kid
Don’t be so loud
Let me do it
Squat right here
What’s that smell
This could be bad
This might end badly

Then there are these jewels that I had written on the back side of the page and I did not share with Michelle. You can see why:

I like my new pen
This too shall pass
Smell the color 9

Luckily we had a bad FaceTime connection so each time the call got dropped we rated our choices and agreed on Pretend to Be Nice. We both quickly agreed on the Tag line of ‘Moms in search of…’ but then we came up with ‘Moms on the edge’, It just suits us better.

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3 comments on “‘Oh Crap, She’s Up’ Was Already Taken

  1. Kevil
    April 17, 2014

    You make it sound like it was so easy and neat – the process we went through 😉 I remember threatening to throw us in the deep end, start a facebook page, get us twittering, and get a spot on the Channel 4 news to get the ball rolling. Funny how the anal, organized one had to push the fun loving free bird out of the nest. And that name list was hard earned with multiple children interruptions and tangent stories that always started with “remember that time when” and ended with MUCH guffawing! I am thrilled with our final decision (and you’re right – I Like My New Pen would never have made the cut). (and I do still want to know what the color 9 smells like, better than 6 I’m sure)

  2. Chris (@lyteforce)
    April 18, 2014

    What does the colour 9 smell like? My guess is purple but I’m open to suggestions. In fact, that could be confusing. “Pretend To Be Nice” is a solid replacement.

    • andreazjensen
      April 19, 2014

      Thanks, Chris.

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