I discovered blogs way back in 2006, and since then have found lots of good ones. But only a handful have remained steady favorites, and Melanie Shankle’s blog Big Mama is one I’ll read as long as she’s game to write it. Her sense of humor is priceless–in my next life, I want to be as funny as she is. I had the fun of traveling to the Dominican Republic with her on behalf of Compassion International several years ago, and also attended a dotMom conference where she and fellow blogger Sophie Hudson (A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet) spoke. (I begged this photo with them at the end of that conference.)
Anyway, Melanie’s SECOND book was just released: The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life. It’s a delightful story of married life that I think a lot of us can relate to, even as we’re chuckling over some of the funny moments. I read it in two days and loved it. My husband is currently reading it, which is a testimony to how funny it is– he rarely reads the same books I do. Several of our teens have read and enjoyed bits of it too. SO! I am delighted that I get to give away a copy of this fun book to one of YOU!
All you have to do is comment below and tell me the funniest or most shocking or most controversial item that you or your husband brought home, to the dismay of your partner. For John and me I think it would have to be a plush recliner that we found next to a dumpster at the nursing home where I worked, and brought home as newlyweds. One of us (OK, it was me) naively thought a good scrubbing with baking soda would get it smelling like roses. Ah, notsomuch. Let’s just say that chairs residing next to nursing-home dumpsters are there for a good reason.
So what was it for you? Tell us your stories. And by all means, if you have more than one funny story, comment twice and share both stories for two entries. You can have another entry by tweeting or sharing this contest on facebook, and commenting yet again. I’ll announce a winner on Monday!