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Martha does a particularly excellent job under the couch

Next week I’m going to be on the Martha Stewart Show (!!) on behalf of Cool Mom Picks. It’s the big baby shower episode and I get to dress a bunch of adorable squidgy squeezy little babies in fabulous little clothes and talk about them without clutching my ovaries and weeping openly. Wish me luck.

Because my kids have been hearing the name Martha Stewart around the house a lot–pretty much forever, but this month more than ever–Sage has taken the liberty of naming our Neato robotic vacuum Martha Stewart.

I have told her that should Martha Stewart actually ever come to our home, she would not in fact be doing any vacuuming.

In which case we should really name the vacuum after my college boyfriend’s mother.

Last night I came home to find this note that Thalia left for our sitter.

 

dear monika

I am debating whether or not I should tell the actual Martha Stewart this very thing. It will either make excellent segment banter, or guarantee that I will never be asked back on television ever again. Then again, I did talk about my underwear on a National Morning show. This may be a step up.

If you want to watch it will air 2/17 and again 2/20 on the Hallmark Channel. Oh don’t worry–I’ll be tweeting links.

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  • Heather Solos 2.10.2012, 11:37 am

    How very cool, have fun!

  • AmyBlam 2.10.2012, 11:49 am

    Since I am not entirely sure the Real Martha doesn’t have an army of robot minions, I actually think she would appreciate the honor of your beloved vacuum being named after her.

  • Alix 2.10.2012, 11:53 am

    You rule. And so does your daughter…..

    Hey, Jennifer Garner told MS that her dog’s name is Martha Stewart, so I think your vacu-bot is fair game!

    • Mom101 2.10.2012, 12:14 pm

      That is super helpful Alix. Thank you!

  • Julie Marsh 2.10.2012, 12:00 pm

    I suppose it’s better to talk about Martha’s performance under the couch than *on* it.

  • magpie 2.10.2012, 12:18 pm

    your college boyfriend’s mother comes over and vacuums? hmm.

    martha stewart is a great name for a robot, though.

    • Mom101 2.10.2012, 12:36 pm

      Well, 25 years ago…

      • Jen 2.10.2012, 5:15 pm

        She’s clearly turned into a slacker.

  • Liz 2.10.2012, 12:33 pm

    Dang it, I don’t get the Hallmark Channel. Please post links if we can see it online!

  • deborah l quinn 2.10.2012, 1:35 pm

    The fact that this note is signed “toodles” will endear your daughter forever to Madam Martha (which is how she should be addressed, just be warned). So by all means bring her that note. She’ll love it (or be forced to fake-love it for a national audience, and that’s just as good). Tell me, though, about this iRobot vacuum cleaner. Does it also do email & face time? Can you download music onto it? Because that’s truly marvelous.
    toodles!

  • Jadzia@Toddlerisms 2.10.2012, 1:41 pm

    I kind of suspect that “new family member” or not, Martha will not be cleaning your house–but isn’t it a fabulous visual? You should totally take the note and report back what she said when the cameras weren’t on!

    • Mom101 2.10.2012, 2:07 pm

      Who says that I’ll do it when the cameras are off?

  • Kelley 2.10.2012, 2:48 pm

    Oh this is good stuff! Thalia is such a genius.

    Have fun!

  • Jaelithe 2.10.2012, 3:56 pm

    I say go one better than telling her the story: bring the note and show it to her.

    Like you say: she’ll laugh and think it’s awesomely adorable, or she’ll ban you from the show. Either way the experience will make excellent writing material ;)

  • TheAvasmommy 2.10.2012, 4:16 pm

    I can’t stop laughing at “Toodles”. That is the most awesome way to sign a note in the history of notes.

    Love it.

    Definitely tell the real MS.

  • Leslie 2.10.2012, 11:01 pm

    Haha, this is too cute. And I agree – “toodles” definitely made me chuckle.

  • suzanne urban 2.11.2012, 7:10 am

    I would be charmed by the tale and possibly thing Martha and producers of her show would be too.

    SU

  • Mrs. Q. 2.11.2012, 7:46 pm

    Oh, I’d tell her! I think that’s far less freaky-stalker than if I told her I have every printed issue of Living. Every. Single. One.

    • Mom101 2.11.2012, 11:26 pm

      And yet…why am I not surprised at all?

      • Mrs. Q. 2.13.2012, 12:07 am

        Arranged by publication date in the office. Come visit.

  • Jessica 2.12.2012, 12:56 pm

    Absolutely DVR-ing that, best of luck!

  • I’m sure Martha will be honoured .

  • Elisabeth Bergoo 2.13.2012, 1:41 pm

    I know it will be a fabulous segment and you will do GREAT! Good Luck; I am looking forward to seeing it.

  • Dawn Lee 5.09.2012, 6:38 am

    That was too cute! Kids are so innocent these days. So did you bring the note & tell her (Martha) eventually? LOL

    Love,
    Dawn

  • bier aanbiedingen 3.17.2014, 9:34 am

    Good luck! And Martha: Keep up the good work.

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