Friday Flip Offs #9

Everybody knows I think Gigi from Kludgymom is a genius for creating this fantastic Friday meme! It’s one of my favorites, and requires no energy other than remembering to jot down things that really make me mad throughout the week so I can flip ’em off! After you read this, head over to her place to see what she’s flipping off…and if you have things to flip off, you can link up there, too!
Much like last week…
Laundry. Enough said. Flip offs from just about everybody reading this.
Ants. You finally made your presence known in the kitchen. I spotted a few rogue spotters, and quickly ended their lives. This year, I’m being proactive. Anything that you like has been moved to the fridge. Bait traps have been set, and ant spray has been sprayed. Leave now before you create your own hell. It’ll be a blood bath, and I will win. Flip off while you’re ahead.
To depression. I’m tired and in pain. I even wrote a poem in your honor. Leave me alone. Please flip off.
To the gods of travel that make it next to impossible to travel with small children. It sucks that I have to miss our annual family camping trip to King’s Canyon. I’m double…no, wait triple, flipping you off!

To wherever the heck the binkies (aka pacis, pacifiers, mute buttons) disappear to…seriously, how can an 11 month old lose/hide a binkie so well that it will never be found! It is astonishing, actually. Flip off (missing binkie land, not the kid)!
And last but definitely not least….to humidity – please flip off! The 100+ degree heat I can handle, but when you decide to join the party, I’m out. Can you please go? And don’t come back!
And I’m guest posting today with some travelling with kids Friday Flip Offs as my topic! Go check it out over at 36×37 and show Maura some love! She is sweet, sincere, honest, and she’s a fantastic blogger…go check her blog out now!
And so it goes…


  1. Dazee Dreamer says:
    I bet you will find the binkies either after the baby is off of them, or in the bottom of the toy box, or maybe even hanging out with the missing socks. Great flips.
  2. says:
    I can't decide which is worse-humidity or no humidity. We have tons of humidity in Alabama but one summer I was in Vegas and thought I was going to DIE. The 100+ temps with NO humidity is brutal.
  3. You crack me up when you flipped off the binkie (and noted "not the kid"!) Great laugh from that one!!! And great list this week . . . I'm gonna join this meme one of these days, I swear. Gigi is the best (and so are YOU, too!!!!) Have a great weekend!
  4. Great flips as usual. I really wanted to flip humidity and bladder infections that have somehow infected not one, but both of my children? I must be doin something wrong. Oh, and accuweather. Much better, thanks. Glad you aren't flipping kids yet. Haha.
  5. Maxabella says:
    Love your flip-offs but sad that you have to flip-off depression this week. Sigh.

    We call them dummies here in Australia and my daughter stashes them so that when I tell her 'no, you can't have a dummer until it's bed time' she can go to her little stash and return triumphantly. Her own kind of flip-off, I suspect...
  6. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    I love that laundry always tops your list and that you're willing to flip it off for me. Thank you!
  7. A hearty amen to all of the above. I am *so* glad my second baby is a thumb sucker...I'll probably eat my words in a few years when I can't take it away from her & have astronomical orthodontist bills, but thank the lord for a full night's sleep & not crawling under the couch three times a day right now.
  8. love the flip offs!! Bink's are so crazy! My son would hide his under his mattress. And once he was off of them I found them mostly in the car but also behind the couch. Good luck and have a great weekend!
  9. Is it sad to say that your Friday Flip-Offs are the highlight of my week? They CRACK me up!! And remind me that I am not alone in my aggravations. Thanks for the good laugh... again.
  10. Pumpkin and Piglet says:
    Great flips as usual! My laundry managed to get away from me this week so now I have a battle to get it back under control! Agree with you on the humidity, it was so humid here the other week and I just don't cope well with it at all.
  11. Oh I so feel you on the humidity thing. Here it's enough for me to strangle someone hahaha but really it's been raining everyday but humidity over 80% ugh. Hope you'll have a great weekend, Mama!
  12. MommaKiss says:
    While I fully agree with the "Triple Flip" how are you going to manage that? Get a guest flipper? Use your 2 middle fingers and maybe a middle toe? Please share cuz there are DEF things that could use a triple flip from me!

    humidity - we have a busted AC and it's like 890% humidity up here. Melting like the wicked witch in water.
  13. MommaKiss says:
    HEY! You're right! I'm on that list over there.
    Love you long time.
  14. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    Yeah, stuff. What she said. Flip off and don't come back. Also humidity don't be thinking about heading North. I'm totally capable of flipping you off too.
  15. Mommying On The Fly says:
    WOW... and I've been just flippin' everything from A-Z off all week.. hmmm sure it feels tons better to get it all out in one big relieving SHOT.. lol..
    Loved the post, and know how you feel.. But MUST tell ya.. I think binki land has opened up a worm hole into my moving boxes, cause I have (no exaggeration) found 18 binkies.. some I swear aren't/weren't ours.. lol.. I think we have YOURS..
  16. MrsJenB says:
    Oh goddddd the humidity! I just walked a measly .4 miles from the train to my desk and ohmygod even at 8:30 in the morning I felt like I was melting. I'm living for fall right now, lemme tell ya.
  17. The Sharp's says:
    "Mute buttons" Love it! So glad we are done with those (for now at least!) They do hide well!!! Thinking of you and hoping you have a great weekend!
  18. Mama Penguin says:
    O-M-Gee, binkys & sippy cups, seriously have some type of pact together in our house, and we lose them allll the time!! I think there is a being in our house that comes out at night just to steal the sippy cups, binkys and socks! hhahaha

    Target has binky's that actually say "mute button", it's awesome!!

    Happy Friday!!
  19. Lula Lola says:
    "Mute Button" is the best ever! Love it!
    I'm flipping off cleaning and laundry!
  20. Belle's Butterfly says:
    I hear you on the lost pacis. Especially the Soothies. We have all hard wood floors and those things bounce and roll like no tomorrow. We have over the last 9 months bought a ton of the pink and purple pack. Some how we have a ton of pinks and down to 2 purples. Where all the purples have gone I have no clue. And the clips for them or ridiculous. They are so large and she hates them. Would rather chew on the holder then keep the soothie in her mouth.

    The humidity here has been horrible. We don't have a/c sadly and no windows that open in the living room or kitchen. It's horrible. 90 + degrees in our house for 2 weeks now.
  21. Allyson & Jere says:
    OH gurrrrrl, those binkies (or nummies as Maggie named them) are impossible to keep track of. I'm down to 2, and I swear once they're really lost for good, Max is ON.HIS.OWN. I have found them several times in the bottom of the toy box. Other than that, they are mysterious little buggers.

    I also so feel ya on the humidity. HOW does anyone regularly live in the midwest to the East. Humidity is just the WORST!!!
  22. I'm casually flipping off the heat in hopes the heat won't notice and get hotter.
  23. Sluiter Nation says:
    love these flips! I am doing them today too for the first time. I love reading yours, so I am jumping on the band wagon!!!
  24. A triple flip off? I want a picture of that please.
  25. Great flip offs.
    I also flip off laundry. It is the clean variety and sits on my couch for days, waiting to be put away.
    Happy Friday,
  26. Megan (Best of Fates) says:
    I definitely second the flip off to humidity - ugh!
  27. I swore you were flipping off wherever bikinis went to hide. I had to read it three times but still keep thinking your swimsuit is MIA.
  28. Funky Mama Bird says:
    I would like to second the flipping off of depression, and I would like to know if the place where binkies go is also the place where a toddlers favorite ball/wooden block/baby leg warmer all wander off to.
  29. Yes to the lost binkies. I HATE searching for them. We even bought a bunch of extra ones and are already down to one binky for each baby.
  30. Aging Mommy says:
    One day you will be thankful for the fact that pacifiers can and do disappear. My daughter never took to any but did take a great liking to her thumb which cannot be removed :-)

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend Natalie
  31. the lady i babysat for always called them "plugs". and i think that's a pretty awesome term!
  32. Monique says:
    Yes, the humidity in Florida is just so heavy right now. You get out of the shower and feel disgusting right away?! OH! I use roundup for ants. They can't win the battle - you go girl!
  33. The Urban Cowboy says:
    Laundry and humidity definitely worth a flip or two. Especially if you're doing laundry IN the humidity.
  34. ♥Cari♥ says:
    I have an award for you :)

    I'm with you on the humidity. I HATE it. It causes me to get sick if I'm outside too long :(
  35. Mama Hen says:
    I agree, flip off laundry! You can add that one each week as far as I am concerned! Yup, the ants are something else this year! Humidity can take a hike too! Have a great Friday!

    Mama Hen
  36. Great flips, as always!! Laundry would top my list every week....and I'm NOT digging the heat either.

    Keep flipping that depression....deserves it!
  37. Oh, do I remember the days of losing those damn binkies. My son only liked ONE kind of binkie that could only be purchased at Babies R Us. Of course, he only lost his when we were nowhere within a 80 mile radius of Babies R Us. I was so glad when we were done done done with binkies!
  38. Mr Monkey says:
    Very funny
    Mr Monkey
  39. Lindsay says:
    I could start the day with six clean pacis (love "mute button") and be scrambling to find one before naptime. How does this happen so fast? Also flipping-off the humidity with you!

    Have a great weekend!
  40. I am so on board with flipping of the laundry and especially the depression! I am flipping them off also for you and myself! I hope you are having a great weekend!
  41. I think I am just giving Friday the Flip off! You know the number one hint/tip for traveling with kids...don;t do it! Ha just kidding..sorry you are missing your annual trip!