You know how I do this “While Mama was in The Bathroom” series? Well, I do. And previous episodes in the series can be read here.
I’m answering emails. My mom is over to watch the boys so I can catch up on work. My mom has magical powers to make kids fall asleep. Kids play nice when she is around. She even manages to leave my house cleaner than when she got here all the while watching the kids.
I have no idea how she does it. Must be magic grandma powers.
I hear her say, “I’ll be right back boys, I have to go to the bathroom.”
Suddenly I hear SCREAMING! And CRYING!
I expect blood or broken bones.
I rush into the room at the same time my mom does.
No blood or bone shards so my mom and I look at each other over their cries and communicate via telepathy.
What are they crying about? I have no idea! What happened? No idea!
Neither one of us know what happened and the boys are too upset to explain anything.
I was in another room working and my mom stepped out of the room for 30 seconds to pee.
And then my mom says:
Apparently grandma magic doesn’t include the ability to pee with out chaos.
So glad she gets it.
Warning: I’m going to beg and get honest and then become hopeful.
Begging: Yeah, I know this post is short and not very good. I’m so busy with book promotions stuff that I haven’t had any time to write a proper post. You know what would help get things back to normal on this blog? If you guys, my faithful readers who regularly enjoy this blog, bought my book. Then I wouldn’t have to be so busy trying to get other people (who don’t read this blog) to buy it. I know 1% of you already bought it, which I am forever grateful. But those 99% of you who read and enjoy this blog and haven’t yet bought the book, pretty please consider supporting this blog by buying a copy today.
Honesty: I’ve started getting a lot of emails, congratulating me about having “made it” and people assuming I’m making truckloads of money. Even a few crappy emails in the bunch. Writing this blog and the book over the last year has been a huge, huge amount of work. And contrary to popular belief I still haven’t gotten rich from it. I always have a couple lovely sponsors on the sidebar and after paying my hosting costs, I managed to pull a profit in 2012. I made $131. For an entire year’s worth of work. That was the total. Sure, I could have made more if I plastered ads all over the site or if I said yes to any one of the lame sponsored posts I was offered. But I didn’t want to do that to my readers. (You see how nice I am?)
Hope: So will you buy it? And help keep this crappy ship sailing? Please? Buy a copy at any of these places:
Thank you from the bottom of my crappy heart.
PS – This is the last time I’m going to beg you to buy the book.
PPS – Bookplates! The address labels were printed today and the bookplates will be in the mail next week to those of you who pre-ordered and filled out the form. Thank you again!