Thursday, 6 January 2011

Mommy's Boy

This is another exciting chapter from Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

Now, ladies, I would like to say that at some point men grow up, let go of their mother's apron strings and make their own life altering decisions. This is true, well for some men, at least. Others will probably be 45 years old and asking mommy if they can take their wife shopping on a Sunday afternoon. This is a guy who'll invite you home to his very tastefully decorated parent's house when nobody is home. And no, he's not inviting you over for more decorating tips. He's obviously got some other plans which because you like him, you'll go along with. This goes on, for months. You live together, shop together, share a bed together and then one day you'll send him to the airport. He says he's going to meet his parents .

You ask him no questions because obviously, you trust him but then, that slow, sneaky feeling starts washing you over. There's no word from him, when you do call his mobile, he's not contactable. You have no return date. So, maybe he isn't coming back at all. But no, that's not quite it. Out of the blue, four days of no news, he calls to say he is on the late night flight home. Never mind that the flight arrives at an unearthly hour of 7am and you literally have to drag yourself out of bed and have an ongoing battle with rush hour traffic to get there, you're ecstatic to see him!

He seems to react in the same way and when you both get into bed for a much awaited snuggle, you'll feel like everything is normal again, well almost. See, he'll wait till after he has sex with you to break the news, "Mommy got me engaged over the weekend." Cue, thunderstorms and lightning sound effects. See, there you'll be considering the options that he's making a bad joke or that this really is the worst morning of your life but he'll continue and even tell you that all he could think about during the engagement ceremonies was (cue drumroll please), you.

Once this happens do not for even a fraction of a second think that you can change his mind. If he could go through the entire weekend dancing around mommy's wishes and promising another girl, a happily ever after (as difficult as it is) accept this one fact, it is over. You can ask yourself why, you can ask him why but don't expect any answers, immediate or in the next century. He has clearly chosen the women that matters most in his life, and it's not you (or his future wife, for that matter.) Learn to deal with the fact that you are not a perfect person but you are a person that deserves respect and honesty. If he can't be honest with you, guess who's going to be having a wonderful marriage?

To read other thoughts, memories and lessons from Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped out please click here.


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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom



Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife


My Soul Slippers

Blog-A-Licous - Textbook Mommy

Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

Blog-A-Licious - tbaoo



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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

Rediscovering Domesticity

Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

Blog-A-Licious - Cori's Big Mouth

Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun


Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Toby & Max

Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry


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My Awards - April 2011
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Awarded By Sulekha Rawat

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