Don’t wipe your boogies on the couch! What makes you think it is a good idea to lick the handle of the shopping cart?
Those are just a couple of the many things I have found myself saying that I never thought I would. At least once a week I tell my children something, then chuckle to myself, amused to hear such craziness coming out of my mouth. Were it not for the fact that my sister has children about the same age as mine, I would wonder if there was something wrong my kids. Fortunately, I have been talking to her on the phone when I’ve heard something equally strange, disturbing or hilarious come out of her mouth.
As parents, I think we long for that sense of camaraderie. We want to know that we’re not alone in the trenches of parenthood. We need to know that our kids aren’t the only ones licking shopping carts, putting carrots in their noses, and wearing their underwear on their heads to play pirate.
As parents, we want to hear other people’s stories, successes and failures. They make us laugh, give us hope, and make us realize we aren’t alone. We really like to share our own stories as well. When we have a great success we want to brag. When we experience failure, we want to know that we’ll get through it. Sharing is a great way to get ideas. It provides us with a mental manual for child rearing (since my kids didn’t come with a physical one). Sometimes the method you never thought you’d use for potty training (sleep training, 2-wheel bike riding, eating veggies, etc.) turns out to be the one that works. I remember when my friend told me that she left her daughter naked for the day to potty train her. I thought she was CRAZY! Guess what worked for both of my girls? Yep, naked potty training for one day and both girls were pretty much trained and accident free from then on.
While there are lots of sites out there dedicated to parenting, advice, and creating connections among parents, The Clorox Lounge is a new one that is dedicated to the humor in parenting.
About The Clorox Lounge:
The Clorox Family of Toilet Products’ on-going Ode to the Commode campaign, recognizing the toilet’s vital role in our routine, continues with the launch of The Clorox Lounge, a community hub designed to be mom’s gotta go place for comedy, which launched on January 26, 2012. Hosted by comedian, actress and mom Sherri Shepherd, the site found at TheCloroxLounge.com features hilarious anecdotes, fun contests, exciting give-a-ways, coupons and just the right amount of comic relief.
About Last Comic Sitting Competition & Sweepstakes:
The Clorox Lounge activities kick-off with Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes, starting February 27, 2012. Over the course of eight weeks, 10 of the funniest mom and dad comics will go head-to-head in a stand-up throw-down for the chance to sit on the throne and be crowned the Last Comic Sitting. Each week, they’ll face a new challenge and based on your votes, one will be eliminated. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000. For four weeks, you will have the opportunity to vote and narrow the comics down to the top mom and top dad.
You also have an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Last Comic Sitting Sweepstakes. Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize. You can generate up to two additional entries each day, per day, by logging in and commenting, until April 22, 2012. Fans can also enter for a chance to win cool prize packs. Ten prizes will be given each week, for twelve weeks, until April 22, 2012.
For more information visit: The Clorox Lounge
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