Well, we’re a little behind schedule here, but I like to think of it as “okay” and not late. Go with it, alright?
We had a LOT of great entries into the contest. Some of y’all are truly okay moms and we love you for it. Some of y’all think you’re okay but are actually still overachieving. We love you, but try to take it down a notch so the rest of us don’t look so bad, mmkay?
We were grateful to our celebrity judge, Trina Edwards, who took her time reading each one and selecting her favorites. It was so difficult to pick just one, so we let her pick the winner and then the writing team went ahead and picked two runners up. We’re going to be putting together a little gift for them as well.
But on to the Northshore’s Okayest Mom! The one and only!
Celia won okayest mom with the following confession:
I occasionally dress my toddler in play clothes for bed so that my morning routine will go smoother. Change the diaper, car seat, then daycare. Boom!
We love it! And Trina loved it, so Celia is going to be winning $100 to Another Broken Egg in Mandeville (now open!) and a new hair style and product from the rock stars at Lacy Stevens Salon in Covington.
We liked so many other responses, however, that we picked two “Writer’s Choice,” and here they are:
Katy share the follow okay mom moment:
My friends daughter is exactly 1 year old than my 3 year old. We get all her hand me downs throughout the year, and last December, she gave me a leopard print fleece jacket…I checked the tag, it said 4t so I assumed it would work and threw it in the wash. On the way out the door the next day, I grabbed it before heading to daycare.
That afternoon I get a message from her teacher “I don’t think the jacket you brought for Abigail fits her 😊 Please check her cubby when you pick her up.”
Long story short, my leopard print lingerie robe made it to my daughters cubby and because she didn’t have another option that day, she wore it twice to the playground.
I’m sorry, but how great is that!?!
The other favorite for our team was:
Let me tell you about that one time my son ran out of pull-ups and I didn’t realize until very late after a very long day. Like, I totally knew he didn’t have any pull-ups left, I just forgot to buy them at Walmart the three times I had to stop that day. So I did as any reasonable okay mom would have done….I put a gigantic pad in his underware for the night. (You know, the massive ones the hospital sends you home with after delivery, and now I think about it I’m pretty sure they were actually from the hospital).
So those are the winners! Ladies please keep an eye on your email as we’ll be letting you know how to claim your prize.
We hope everyone enjoyed the contest as much as we did. I think I’ve found ten new friends that I want to drink wine with! I feel like the next step will have to be an Okayest Mom meet up!
We’d also like to thank the amazing Trina who read these and graciously declared that all these moms were more than okay–they were awesome. Her humor and good nature were a perfect match for this competition. Maybe we should see if she wants to join us for our okay meet up.