Just Another Morning Where I Present an Emmy

It’s been a little bit challenging around here lately. Ever since the arrest of one of the local moms I’ve been given the silent treatment by a mutual friend. The feedback I get is, “you don’t need her anyhow”. But the reality is that I do and it’s a loss.

I’m not even mad at her because the Grifter Mom is such a talented con artist that I’m not sure I wouldn’t believe her if I was in another woman’s shoes. Fortunately I’m the mom that spent a hour on the phone with a police officer who gave me the details of the nine most recent felonies. I can’t unhear those things and I’m a lot less gullible than I was just a few months ago.

In addition to feeling like an asshole for believing a liar I feel a little lonely being shunned by the folks who were sucked into her world. Which is why I was so happy when Mr. G. came home from work with a giant box. I assumed he had a gift for me (shut up you might have thought so too). In reality he had something better than a gift for me.

“What’s in the box?” I asked him.

“An Emmy.” He said, sitting down to remove his shoes.

“Oh how fun, can we open it?” I asked, knowing that my husband has won several Emmys but since I never go to his office I haven’t actually seen one in real life.

“No, it’s for Loren.” He began, “Do you think you can give it to him or Anna tomorrow?” And then I danced around the house a little bit because I was going to get to deliver an Emmy.

I made a move to my iPhone so I could text Anna and make a plan and to say “OMG this is Loren’s first Emmy and I know there are going to be so many more because he’s SO INCREDIBLY TALENTED….” but I was interrupted by Mr. G. telling me that Loren didn’t know he’d won. So I texted Anna that I needed to see her in the morning and told the kids the fabulous secret, because everyone knows that kids can keep secrets, right? Anna and I would meet behind the school after dropping them off and I would bring her something.

This morning I got out of the car to bring Anna the giant box and she said, “Now I’m so curious what this is.” I told her it was something wonderful. She asked if it was from me or from Mr. G., I said it was from him. He face lit up, “Is it something from the Steelers?”

“It’s that awesome.”

Fifteen minutes later Anna texted me:

Wait. Is this real?

I swear I was so incredibly happy when Anna tweeted this.

2010 emmy award

This morning I was an Emmy Presenter. What did you do?

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  1. Jeanniehayden

    Thank you for sharing this delightful story!

    • It was a nice morning. We all need nice mornings. 

    • Totally disagree. Finding a school is VERY exciting.

  2. I cleaned pee off the floor. Again.
    But seriously how cool is that! I’m glad you were able to present that. It must have been such a great day for both of you.

  3. Ummm stayed in my pajamas all day lol You win. :) That is Cool!!

  4. I was a donkey wrangler today. Your day sounds considerably more fun than mine. Very cool, loved Anna’s response.

  5. I sat in front of a computer all day.  Pretty much got you beat.

  6. That is SO cool! As for me, I scrubbed the toilet bowl and cleaned cat vomit off the carpet. I think you won. ;)

    BTW — I haven’t been to your site in a few days…I’m digging this new look.

  7. That is SO cool! As for me, I scrubbed the toilet bowl and cleaned cat vomit off the carpet. I think you won. ;)

    BTW — I haven’t been to your site in a few days…I’m digging this new look.

  8. Glutenfreeanna

    Bestest Surprise Emmy Win By An Unsuspecting Writer!!!

    Thank you for being the Bestest Emmy Presenter.  You rock.

  9. Shop with Me Mama

    Now that is a GOOD morning :)

  10. Thisbirdsday

    Today I kept a three year old from having a melt down and an infant from being bored.


  11. Not So Average Mama

    How fun!  Congrats to your friends!

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