Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shape up your arms... AND your Self-Confidence!

Recently, I overheard the following conversation while this commercial was playing in the background....

Thunder:  We GOTTA get that for Momma next Mother's Day!
Lightning:  Okay!!  But, why?  What is it??
Thunder:  Ummm, it's an exercise thing that will make Momma's arms not so chubby. See, like THATgirl's!
Lightning:  Oh, yeah.  Momma does need dat.
Thunder:  I bet it's $19.95, all those commercials that are shows say $19.95.  Let's go tell Daddy!


In other news, The Hud-SONS will be conducting a self-help seminar for people wishing to thicken their skin, and not get their feelings hurt so easily.  Building Self Confidence for Mothers will be a three part series, including:  Truth Hurts, by: Thunder and Lightning, where bitter truths will be spoken from their hearts; as well as motivational speaker, Holly Hudson's Self Deprecating Humor, 'Cause Sometimes You Gotta Laugh (at yourself) to Keep from Crying, sharing her life story, including all the ways her husband and sons have picked on her over the years. It's a sure-fire way to make you feel better about your own life and body type.  Momma Can't Help It, by: Her Highness will teach defense mechanisms to use, as well as the art of the back-handed compliment-- "That's not nice!  Momma can't help it she's CHUBBY!  She hurt her knee, ya know!"
For more information, e-mail  Bert, Director of the Skin Thickening Department, if you would like us to conduct a seminar in your area.

9 comments:

tarheelmom said...

That's so funny and so true. They should hold thick skin seminars in the maternity ward. Being 8 months pregnant I'm getting a lot of "chubby" comments from my kids. But I know...they continue afterwards as well. Bebe once held up a pair of my undies and said, "Wow, I bet all of us kids could fit in here!"

Mandy said...

hahaha Ok, for real. I need one of those. I always say my arms have teacher flab...you know...the kind that shakes when you write on a board. Yep. That's me.

Sara Elizabeth said...

You should write a book. As a mommy of three, I love following your blog. I either laugh till my sides hurt or have to grab a kleenex because I am crying so much. Sometimes it is both! You have a wonderful family!

Nikki McElroy said...

At least they are thinking about you. At least. Yes?

Lindy said...

I would like to sign up for the, "Momma Can't Help It" seminar! Please ask Her Highness if there are anymore open spots. ha! I definitely LOL'd when I read that! You are so funny, thanks for always giving me a good laugh!
Love your friend, Chubbier

Anonymous said...

You just need to send them my way and I'll show them chubby arms. Then they would think you are slimmer than Angela Jolie!
Not so slim, Aunt Peggy

Brittny said...

thank you for showing that!! i've heard about it, but we don't have cable so i haven't seen it! and i could use this too. just yesterday i was trying to show christopher the days of the week on a piece of paper and all her could do was stand there and jiggle my arm. seriously???

Dana said...

Holly,

I would have figured that "The Voice of Reason" would have already built you that thick skin ;). Too funny.

The Hills said...

If it makes you feel any better, TJ brought me these 2 lb weights that we have and said "Mom, try this exercise. You still have a lot of work to get rid of that belly from Tristan!" Aren't they just the sweetest?! Somebody (namely husband, needs to teach these boys some manners...called little white lies!)