Saturday, November 12, 2005

Tukey Talk

Tukey: Mom, I’m done!

Manic: You pooping?

Tukey: Yes.

Manic: Be right there! (Holds nose, and enters powder room)

Tukey: Mom, I always pray when I poop.

Manic: That's a good idea. What do you pray about?

Tukey: I dunno.

Manic: You ready for a wipe?

Tukey, while grunting: Uhh, I only have one more to do.

I told you it was going to get graphic over here at the new and improved Manic Mom. I warned ya, yes I did.

15 comments:

J Holden said...

that's

really

just

fantastic

i'm glad i stopped by

tobias said...

It was hypothetical really, the question about age. Er, I'm 27. Almost 28.

tobias said...

You wrote in your profile: "non sexual affection". Does that side of things really drop off when you marry? Do you not miss it?

Manic Mom said...

J Holden--I told you this blog was going to get hot! I warned ya!

Tobias--I thought you were much older, I don't know why--you just seem so mature.

and I think I'm going to address the non-sexual affection in a future post, because I think many women feel that way, and now that my blog is more 'anonymous' I can maybe 'go there.'

Monkey said...

I love poop. It's one of my favorite topics. I look foward to reading more.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, do you really want to get an agent? Because any normal agent who wanders here and sees a post about poop, will wander right back to their e-mail query from you and hit delete. Evidently you don't get that, or don't care.

Manic Mom said...

Anon--Dude, who are you, and do I care what you think?

Anonymous said...

Manic,

Honestly, I really do wish you well. I just think you are getting in your own way with major TMI on this blog, and it could hurt you with agents/editors. That's all I'm saying. I was glad that you seemed to take it into consideration, and then I saw the poop post and just shook my head, wondering what on earth were you thinking? If I were an editor or an agent, frankly, I'd think you were just a little too weird about sharing so much personal crap. You've been getting a lot of rejections. How many of them were influenced by your blog?

Manic Mom said...

Anon, it's really great to see such concern from you, an anonymous poster. If you happen to be someone from the Chick Lit group, I would love to learn more from you further, but there's no need to remain anonymous. I harbor no ill-will toward you.

I do find it amusing that you are certain my rejections are because of my blog. I have never promoted my blog in my queries, and if an agent happens to find it, and doesn't like what I write here, then, that is not the agent for me. I have no problems with that.

Many of the people who read my blog are mothers and can relate to the humor of the daily duties of parenting, of having to help their child in the bathroom. It's not like I was discussing it in graphic detail.

Why are you so hung up on my post? Are you really that concerned for me? If so, I'm flattered.

From every experience I've had with agents, I don't believe they have the time to google every person from whom they receive a query. If they did google me, and did some detective work and searched around and found me, they've got too much time on their hands. (They should be busy selling the books of their clients!) But had they done the research, this would mean they wanted to know more about me, found me, and enjoyed the proposal I sent them. Whether or not they've rejected me based on a post about a child in the bathroom, who said he prays when he's on the potty (which, I personallly thought was a cute sentiment), well, I don't know. I've never gotten a rejection based on an agent not likeing my blog.

I do think it was unfair of you to make the assumption that my rejections are due to my blog. Give me some credit--they could be just because my writing sucks!

(As a sidenote, which I find tremendously humorous, the same potty child is now sitting right next to me with a fake poo telling me he just pooped in his hand. I guess this is just my life.)

Cheers! : )

Monkey said...

I guess I should add my two cents, though it's belated. I was an editor for quite some time, and I really could care less what my writers share on their blogs. As long as they write well and get their stories in under deadline, I'm happy.

Honestly? I didn't have time to google my writers.

Anonymous said...

Manic,

Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not suggesting that any of your rejections are because of your blog, just that you don't know if one or more might be, and why chance it? But, you do have a point too, if they are, then maybe they just aren't right for you. I did think your sidenote was funny. I can picture him with that fake poop. And your writing doesn't suck. It's really all a timing/numbers thing. Eventually you'll connect with the right agent at the right time.

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Oh, forgot to add, I posted initially because I've been seeing more and more agents and editors stating on blogs and in articles, that now they always will google prospective authors.

Manic Mom said...

Hi anonymous--I wish you would at least give yourself a 'fake' name so that we could have more of a connection than me just saying, "Hi anonymous!"

I have taken what you've said to heart. My old blog's URL was my name, and since my mother was concerned about me posting TMI (Hey, this isn't you, Ma, is it?)... I am trying to become anonymous, with not sharing personal info. Now, I'm hoping this blog makes it a bit challenging to find out I am truly the author extraordinaire of that novel I am trying to whore around!

If an agent/editor wanted to google me, he/she would find a plethora of enlightening articles on the subject of parenting sans poop (most of them anyway!). And if he/she wanted to google me, my personal web site would appear, in which I have removed the availablity to view my blog. So, I appreciate what you've told me, and have made necessary revisions so that the googling agent who is so in love with my manuscript will never, ever find out about my passion for poop!

Cheers, and thanks again--I have listened to what you've said, and you've been kind about it. Friends?

Oh shoot, I forgot I enabled that darn word verification:

Crazy Sister Visits Girlfriend In France.

Manic Mom said...

Oops, and Monkey, sorry I forgot to thank you for adding your two cents. I love other people's perspectives on blog topics, ... oops, I mean Monkey's perspectives!

Christa said...

Anon obviously either doesn't have kids or doesn't have a BOY. And this post was not TMI. You want TMI posts, look in the archives from my SIL who has many stories about her children and POOP. Anon should be a good citizen and retract the over-reacted comments. Poop, dahling, is a fact of life...... And I think MM is a great Mom being that her son prays. Even if it is while he's pooping.