Mama Diaries

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Giveaway and Mr. Sticky Fingers

It's the hundredth anniversary of Mother's Day here in the United States. At the pad of the Mama Diaries, that's a big deal!  To celebrate the occasion, I'm giving away autographed copies of my books to two lucky winners.  I'll send them anywhere in the world. The winner will be chosen on Tuesday.  If you'd like to have a chance to win, please leave a comment below.

Also, for anyone who missed my previous post, I won the ePublishing Experts contest to have That Mama is a Grouch made into an animated ebook.  Thank you to everyone who shared my article on Why Children's Books are Important!  I couldn't have done it without you!

Now for the story:

I took my nine-year-old son to the baseball game this past weekend.  And of course, we had to get food.  The kid's food of choice?  Chicken wings and cotton candy.  Now, my kid is not exactly the neatest kid on the block.  By the time he was done, his face and hands were covered with a sticky residue of barbecue sauce and cotton candy sugar.  He was a mess!  I gave him a bunch of napkins and told him to clean himself.  But when you're that dirty, nothing helps!

Not long after his meal, it was "High Five" time at the field.  This is a little break in the action, where everybody high fives each other, and the cameras pan the audience to catch all the high five fun.

"Mama, high five!" Bubba said, holding up one of his disgustingly sticky hands.

"Dude, there is no way I'm high fiving you!"

He put his hands together and high fived himself.  Except he had trouble getting his hands unstuck. It took quite an effort, and I could see his skin actually being pulled from the palms of his hands as he tried to get them apart.

"That's ridiculous, Bubba!" I said.

Then he got an evil look in eyes.  Do you know what he did?  He put those disgustingly sticky hands on my hair!

"Bubba!" I yelled, bolting out of my chair.  "What do you think you're doing?"

"Giving you a high five.  On your head!"

Argh!

42 comments:

  1. No!! Tell him to high five his own head.
    Congratulations on winning the contest!

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    1. But it was way more fun to do it on Mama's head!

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    1. We American's are crazy, aren't we? ;0)

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  3. Hmm next time may want to bring your own non sticky food lol

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    1. I would, but they don't allow for outside food or drinks. They search before you're allowed in.

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  4. Bubba needs a spank, methinks!
    Happy Mother's Day, dear!

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    1. He needs something!

      And thank you for the Mother's Day greeting!

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  5. Congrats on winning the contest!
    Those sticky hands would have been good for catching a fly ball.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, those sticky hands would've been perfect for catching a fly ball!

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  6. Hmm. You take things in much better stride than I. I am pretty sure that if my kid did that I would be high fiving their behind in the bathroom. If not, that, the he would be on the fast track home where he could enjoy his bedroom for an hour or so.

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    1. I gave him the threat to leave, and if he would've kept it up, he would've ended up at home and not seen the rest of the game!

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    2. Parenting is a tough job. Kudos to you!!!

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  7. Eek! I know that sort of sticky won't come out for days!

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    1. Fortunately, not much of the sticky stuff stuck to my hair. If it had, I would've been really mad!

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  8. You're a saint for putting up with that. If I've learned anything from my wife, it's that you do NOT mess with the hair!

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  9. I can only imagine the messy combination chicken wings and cotton candy would create! That's a hilarious story, though.

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    1. It was unbelievable! Why can't they just serve hot dogs and peanuts. Why wings and cotton candy?

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  10. Congrats again on your book Sherry! that's really cool
    High 5 in the hair.. I would not have been pleased.. I remember buying tasty cotton candy whenever i went to the funfair, and how sticky it was.. so adding BBQ wings or ANYTHING to that has got to be a mess.. wow , your hair must have smelled tasty!!

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    1. Not much got in my hair, but BBQ sauce and cotton candy don't smell the greatest when mixed. ;0)

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  11. Oh, you gotta love sticky fingers. It may have been a messy, but such a sweet memory. Congratulations again on winning the contest.

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    1. Thanks! It's kind of funny looking back on it, but I didn't think it was funny when he put his hands on my hair!

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  12. Sorry about the Hi Five in the hair, but it has to be memorable. Also I'll add my congratulations about your win, too!

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    1. Thanks! I came home and washed my hair, so any residue from Mister Sticky Fingers was removed!

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  13. Hope you had a good Mother's Day, we celebrate ours in March.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes, I remember reading that on your blog. Was it 100 years for you, too?

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  14. Happy Mothers Day! Ugh, sticky fingers in the hair?

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  15. HA! I feel your pain. Times like that are when I miss having baby wipes handy to clean their little sticky fingers.

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  16. Even clean kid hands feel sticky. I can't imagine how that felt! Eeek!

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    1. I think he could go in the Guinness Book of World Records for the stickiest hands!

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  17. No one can eat cotton candy without getting sticky. That's why I avoid it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm not a big fan, either. It's nothing but spun sugar.

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    2. Yeah. Who needs sugar when there's chocolate?

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  18. Cotton candy reminds me of fairgrounds and feeling sick (too much sugar mixed with rollercoasters = green face)! :)

    shahwharton.com

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    1. There is definitely a lot of junk food at fairgrounds. It's like they want you to vomit on the rides!

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  19. I try not to eat sticky food out in public. I need napkins and a sink nearby.

    Congrats on the contest win.

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    1. I don't eat messy, sticky things when I'm out, either. I don't want to run into someone I know with sauce and sticky stuff all over my face!

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  20. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Congrats on the contest win and wishing you many more wonderful books that children would love to read :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, and thank you for the congratulatory remarks!

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