Ask a mom how she’s doing after a day of diaper changing, toy wrangling, and food-fight refereeing, and she might not find the words.
Unless she’s Melissa Sher. The mother of two invents vocabulary about the nuttiness of child rearing and posts it on her website, Mammalingo.com. The Webster’s Dictionary of mommy blogs, it delivers an entertaining slew of made-up phrases and definitions.
Among our favorites is telephony: when a child pretends a household object, like a banana, is a phone. Better yet, bangover: the headache caused by a little one clanging pots and pans.
We love the humor mined from everyday scenarios. But it’s also a relief to see we’re not alone in cursing the UPS guy who rousts baby from slumber (a troublewaker) or the husband who can’t give the Flip a rest (he has camcorditis).
Sher publishes submissions from readers, so anybody can join the, er, momversation.
Nobody else really wants to hear about how you solved Junior’s sleep issues.
But we do. Find us on Facebook.
AJC Decatur Book Festival
What: Performances, story time, and a special children’s stage.
Why: Suit up in pj’s and parade around downtown with Llama Llama series author Anna Dewdney.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Around Decatur Square, 101 E. Court Sq., Decatur. Admission is free.
Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood Sweater Drive
What: Drop off new or gently used knits to ensure everyone stays cozy come fall.
Why: Each one will benefit the Children’s Restoration Network, which helps homeless kids.
When: Thru Sept. 10 at Georgia State University College of Education Bldg.; Sept. 10-30 at Center for Puppetry Arts.
Where: Georgia State University College of Education Building, 30 Pryor St.; Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Midtown (404-873-3089).
Story Time with Conductor Bob
What: Settle in for a tale or two, spin the prize wheel, and tote home goodie bags.
Why: Hop on the Peachtree Express afterward.
When: Wed., 11 a.m.
Where: Town Center at Cobb, 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy., upper lvl. (770-424-9486). Participation is free.
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