Monday, May 31, 2010

Merit Badges?

Eagle Scout Awards
Originally uploaded by Alton Richardson
I was never a Girl Scout, but a number of times in the past month or so I've found myself longing for a wide sash to adorn with merit badges. There ought to be some way to mark our defining accomplishments, it seems, and to share them with the world. Conquering the circular saw, for example, is a little victory I'd be proud to wear emblazoned on my chest. And how about one for driving husband-less for 17 hours with 6 kids? I'll take 4 homebirth badges, thank you very much, and one for each of the unplanned hospital births. I'm pretty sure I've earned my Plunger badge, and one each for Dishes, Laundry, and Sarkiness. I'd like one for Croup Management, one for Tick Removal, and a nice shiny one proclaiming my Coop-Building proficiency. (I'd like one for Thirty Followers, but I guess I'll have to hang in there until the spirit moves someone, huh?)


  1. Wowee! You are hereby awarded the Inaugral Screamstress Award for Bravery and All Round Awesomeness!

  2. I'm with screamstress, you definitely have some sort of awesomeness and braveness award coming your way. Perhaps you could make up some merit badges, similar to the fridge magnets and sell them on etsy. Its a pretty fabulous concept.

  3. Hi Wendy, just found your lovely blog. Followers will follow... you see, already one more ;)
    Have a happy Tuesday! xx


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