Mom’s out of office autoreply

Dear… world,

If you have called, texted, emailed, messaged, or otherwise tried to get a hold of me in the last month, I am not ignoring you. I didn’t even lose my phone. It’s just that I have a one-year old, and I have been busy teaching her not to

grab Logan’s tail

pinch her fingers in the piano cover

unroll all the toilet paper

fall and hit her head on the bed frame (elliptical, kitchen chair, book shelf, etc.)

lick the floor

stick food up her nose

poke the dogs’ eyes

open the DVD tray on the computer

stick her hands in the dogs’ water bowls

put the end of the phone charger in her mouth

eat her own poop (yes, that actually happened)

feed the dogs onions or grapes


And I have been busy teaching her to…

laugh at silliness






drink from a cup

pet the dogs nicely



play on the piano

watch movies

make blanket forts


read books

enjoy food and cooking

play fetch with the dogs

pick up dirty clothes

put things away


SO, I will get back to you— during nap time. And if nap time doesn’t happen, my response may come the next day. If it doesn’t come the next day, you might want to send your message again. It’s not that I don’t love you. It’s just that my response doesn’t prevent your

diaper rash

hunger pangs


attack by angered dogs


pinched fingers

mental underdevelopment

social underdevelopment

spiritual underdevelopment

physical underdevelopment



and the like.



Denise (A.k.a. Mommy-still-in-training)


2014-02-04 09.01.30


3 thoughts on “Mom’s out of office autoreply

  1. Love, love, love! Adorable. I remember those days. But I forget what I learned from those days because my grandkids get away with all kinds of stuff I never notice. I’ve lost those ears that are finely trained to know exactly what the child is doing and what cupboard they’re in. πŸ™‚ You’re an awesome mommy.

    • Thanks Mindy <3. If I become half the mom you are, I will be proud :). They told me my life would change all over again when she got mobile and boy did it ;). Tandis says the first child is the biggest adjustment, so I'm just rolling with it, but I just want the rest of the world to know that I still love them too. Hahaha πŸ™‚

      • My MIL warned me that when I started having kids I would lose ten years off of my life. I wouldn’t know what was going on in the world with news, styles, etc. At the end of ten years, she copies the decade in review off the nightly news and gave it to me. She was right! But, it was time well lost. πŸ™‚

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