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Happy Hour was SHOCKING.


So… you know how we do Friday Family Happy Hour?   Well, we do.  Almost every Friday.   Us and several other families gather at a friend’s house and eat, drink, and are generally merry.    It is wonderful!  My favorite night of the week!

Sooooo… tonight, like all other Fridays was great.  I made a huge pot of soup, we had tons of appetizers for the grown-ups and corndogs and sugar for the kiddos!

The weather is so nice right now.   The adults sit outside by the firepit and the kids are inside with the TV, Wii, music, swords, and all other sorts of mayhem.   The drinks are also inside, which means that the kids get checked on about every 11 seconds…

The kids ages are: 11, 10, 10, 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, & 5.    8 boys, 2 girls.  The older ones are really good about including the youngers.  For the most part 😉

Anyhoo~~ tonight was exceptionally fun.   Lots of laughs.  And LOTS of lowball humor.  Which, of course,  resulted in more laughs.

About 3 hours in to our funfest, the youngest (5 year old girl) came out to see her mom.  She headed down the driveway towards the cul-de-sac.

As she approached the road she started screaming.  {She’s a 5 year old girl.  Most of us have boys. She cries sometimes.  No biggie.)  We weren’t overly concerned.  Until we realized that she was wearing a dog collar.  And was trying to cross the electric fence.   {I can hardly type I’m laughing so hard}.

It’s really not funny.  But  OH. MY. GOD.  It was so funny.

As her mother ran toward her, she tried to meet her halfway.  Which meant trying to cross the “fence line” again.  More screams. And jumping.  {more laughs from the gallery}  Please note~ we are not bad people.  It was awful… seriously.  We all felt so bad for the princess!  But watching it was like something you’d see on television.  On really bad televison.   Have I mentioned how funny it was?   I have a stomach ache from the laughter.

Obviously it was then time to go.   The princess couldn’t wait to go home.  Unfortunately her mama’s car wouldn’t start.  Which put us all back into fits of hysterical laughter.  And sent her into high pitched wails of “I’m NEVER going to get home!! I just want to go HOME!!”.  And that, of course, made us laugh harder still.

In the meantime, I had to go inside to get something and Seven was waiting very very impatiently for me.  One of the kids had a friend over.  A new friend.  As I walked by them, I told the hostess  ” I need to hurry.  Seven is being a cock”.  She said “Uh.. remember J has a new friend over!”   I said ” Oh, I’m sorry.  MISTER Seven is being a cock”.   Hysterical laughter ensues.  Again.

And THAT is why I love Fridays.   It’s not everyday you electricute a 5 year old with a dog collar and teach a 10 year old the importance of salutations.   Just sayin’….

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23 Responses to "Happy Hour was SHOCKING."

  1. Alicia says:

    that is hysterical!! and I want to move to your neighborhood.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      Alicia~ you have to deal with the gators and the bears to have fun like this 🙂

  2. Katey says:


    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      I know! I’m still laughing..

  3. Ice Queen says:

    I’m happy to report the little princess is doing well.

    So funny. So horrible. So funny.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      I woke up at 4am, giggled for 30 minutes, and went back to sleep. I can’t get it out of my head. And I still cannot stop laughing. Poor princess…

  4. Kelley says:


  5. Damn, you are really making me miss living there! and … you are so not right! just not right at all (typed as I lmao)

  6. Savannah says:

    I’ve often wondered how the electric fence feels… brilliant to try it out on the kids!

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      Poor thing! The collar was set for the 55 pound dog. The Princess weighs 35 pounds…

  7. Beth says:

    Um… why is said 5 year old princess wearing a dog collar??

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      That was the question of the night!! She put it on herself…

  8. Grumpy working neighbor says:

    Really you want to live here ?? $150 a sq ft and Circle Time front and center could be all yours. Maybe HMM can sell my house?

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      you’re just pissy ‘cuz you missed it!

  9. sparkling74 says:

    THat is excellent. I am cracking up at the image of this poor girl trying to get to her mother and getting zapped, zapped, zapped. WHat a great time!!

  10. Anna says:

    Oh my gosh – I feel so guilty for laughing so hard – and I wasn’t even there. That is awesome!

    Thanks for linking up to finding the funny!

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:’s a doozy… poor baby.. 😉
      Thanks for having me share!

  11. erica says:

    I freely admit that if it were my kid I would be really really upset but since it’s not….
    I too find it hilarious.
    I think the worst part for the mom is that her kid put it on herself.
    It’s still the funniest thing I’ve read in a long long time.

  12. Leslie says:

    OMG!!I’m EW to your site so I’m reading the old blogs and this one is a HOOT!!! I am DYING OVER here…that poor girl and mom..but damn that sh*t is FUNNY!

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  14. Vacation MOM says:

    I LOVE this idea and just emailed my neighborhood friends that we are going to do Happy Hour Fridays this summer. We are in Oregon so we need to wait until summer but I am going to make it happen. We have 12 kids in our 5 families. Should be fun!

  15. Kathleen says:

    I friggin pissed myself laughing so hard. Who the hell put the collar on the Little Princess? MR Cock. ROFLMFAO. I am laughing so damn hard that my spell check is about to blow up correcting what I’m trying to type through tears. Oh, and did I mention the double sty on my eye? Holy shit. Why sleep when I can read this. When I can’t stay awake I’ll just tell the hubs that I was reading family stories….lolololol

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