Wordless Wednesday: Dear Mom

September 14th, 2011 by Dionna | 26 Comments
Posted in Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, Wordless Wednesday

Dear Mom,

You know I love you . . .

And I don’t mean to sound ungrateful . . .

In fact, Kieran really enjoyed painting the lovely concrete statuary you purchased for him.

But please, for the love of all that is holy, please stop buying us yard art.

Your loving daughter,


Be sure to link up your own Wordless Wednesday posts over at Natural Parents Network, where this week our readers sent us pictures about “Toddlers in Trouble” that are sure to make you chuckle.

26 Responses to:
"Wordless Wednesday: Dear Mom"

  1. Jenn @ Monkey Butt Junction   MBJunction

    I literally *snorted* when I read that last line. That’s hilarious. I bet you’ve got a really fab lawn though.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      It’s a big lawn, but I don’t think anything is big enough to hide a purple concrete duck ;)

  2. Sarah   Sarah_the_doula

    THAT is hilarious.

  3. :) Thanks for the laughs! And Dionna, thanks for replying my messages on Twitter :)

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Of COURSE! I wish there was something more I could do to help – do you want me to post something on NursingFreedom’s FB page? Or mine? I’m happy to!

  4. violetsouffle   violetsouffle

    HAHA :) I totally giggled out loud at this one. I would LOVE yard art, though. Can you send it to me? (even though I have no yard…haha) <3 Also, Kieran has gotten quite big! Did he get a hair cut?

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      I told my sister that she’s lucky she lives in FL – she’s in no danger of having concrete yard art shipped to her ;) If we ever go visit my other sister in SC, I’ll be sure to bring you some concrete.

  5. liz   makingsomegood

    This made me laugh out loud (literally)! My son would completely love painting that duck/goose… lol.

  6. BusyWorkingMama   BusyWorkingMama

    Hahaha, love it!! Now you’re giving me ideas for my own yard…

  7. Tammy

    Look on the bright side… the bright purple, concrete side that is…

  8. Rachael   RachaelNevins

    Ha! Ha!

  9. Anastasia   MotherhoodDblog

    chuckle chuckle =)

  10. teresa   momgrooves

    Ah ha ha ha……… I’m LOL-ing right now!
    Dear Mom… so funny. I hope you have a big yard with lots of bushes to tuck those guys under!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      We have tried to hide the duck amongst some tall grass, but I don’t think we were very successful ;)

  11. Amber   AmberStrocel


    In my family, it’s my grandmother who buys the truly unfortunate gifts. Luckily I haven’t received any yard art yet, though. She prefers to “decorate” the INSIDE of my house.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      My mom doesn’t leave the inside untouched, but it’s not decor so much as battery operated toys and really loud whistles ;)

  12. Gaby @ Tmuffin   tmuffindotcom

    I’m laughing right along with everyone else! At least the yard art is going to good use. you could just use waterproof paint and have him paint it over and over again… it would wash off every time it rains!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Gaby that’s exactly what we did – Kieran paints the rocks in our garden every once in awhile, and so we use waterproof paint so he can paint them differently every time :)

  13. Holly N.

    Love it! They are pretty unique though right? Better than the dull concrete color I think. :)

  14. Ruth Mitchell

    I thought this was supposed to be WORDLESS WEDNESDAY…lol I think that the duck and mushroom will be wonderful additions to your rainbow garden…lol and as you said…Kieran is having fun…that was the purpose!!! (Does this mean you don’t want the dozen other rather larger concrete critters that I bought for you yesterday??????) Lol
    Just kidding!!

  15. Dionna, I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now – Kieran suddenly looks like he’s growing so fast! :-) I love his expression as he’s painting. Very sweet and serene.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Vidya – tell me about it!! It seems like he’s gotten so much more boy-like in the last few months. (sniff!)

  16. Lauren @ Hobo Mama   Hobo_Mama

    Hee hee hee hee hee. My great-grandmother once gave my dad and uncles each a plant stand that was made out of stacked mayonnaise jars spray painted white. Each one was “accidentally” placed near a door and (sniff!) knocked over and broken. Maybe there could be a lawn-mowing accident in that duck’s future…

  17. LMBO – one day I went to the statuary and bought a small concrete statue for each of the members of my household (at that time it was 1 husband, 1 wife, and 3 kids!). We left them all, though, no need to paint them. We just had these cute, small little statues (like a kitten, for instance) hiding around the yard. Lets see how difficult we can make it to MOW! Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

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