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I don’t know how to break it to you but there will be no 6th kid.

Rick went in for a little procedure on Friday. I still can’t figure out why he would want one of these vasectomies.

photo of rick and kids

I just don’t get it.

Meanwhile (and these things are not related), my mom is in town! She specializes in setting off our house alarm and so far this visit, she has set it off two times. When the alarm company calls, it goes something like this, “Please give us your password. Thank you. Is everything okay Mrs. Folbaum? Yes? Great. Please tell your mother we say hello.”

My Christmas shopping has not exactly been running smoothly. One box got completely lost, it took me 3 days to get anyone on the phone at the company and then the items were out of stock when I tried to replace them. So that was sort of tiring.

And then my girls ran up to me one day and said, “Mom!! We got a scooter for Christmas!”

Yes, their gift from Santa had arrived like this…


I’ve ordered many things through Amazon and they have always arrived in a brown box. So I contacted the company that actually sent it out and asked… “Why are you in the business of crushing the magic of Christmas?”

They apologized for the “inconvenience.”  I asked them to come by each night and move the Elf on a Shelf to make amends. I haven’t heard back. I’m assuming their WiFi is down.

We went to a party on our block this past weekend. Everyone brought food and drinks. We decided to bring some beer and dessert. But due to some kind of marital miscommunication, we never purchased the necessary baked goods. So see if you can spot our dessert item in this photo…


Because there is nothing classier than bringing a box of cookies to a holiday party.

mama bird notes:

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9 Responses to there will be no bobby brady

  • Tara says:

    Boxed cookies aren’t THAT bad….still in the box next to those REALLY CUTE other desserts….yeah, pretty bad. But beer? Now that’s really good! Merry Xmas!

  • beachgirl says:

    Boo…I had hoped for one more adorable kiddie from you! Speedy recovery wishes to your hubbie and happy holidays to you all. PS you HAVE to get to know your UPS / Mailman pronto…ours takes unwrapped obvious boxes out of his truck and hides them on our property for us then leaves us notes…needless to say we tip him very well at the holidays!

  • Nina says:

    We had the same thing happen with our 9-years golf clubs. He was home when the UPS man dropped them off. Luckily I was able to intercept them, but it’s hard to hide a box of golf clubs for several weeks.

  • anymommy says:

    I’m kind of disappointed in you two to be honest. How can I live out my fantasy of having six children vicariously through you if you go and do something like this 😉 Hope he’s feeling okay and that you are feeling okay.

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