Seeing things

by mssinglemama on July 27, 2009

As I’m putting the final touches on Ms. Single Mama Uncensored I’m finding that in nearly every thought and in every piece there is even more I want to write. But at some point I have to stop, right? I guess I don’t want to stop though… so expect a Part II or an expanded version after this one (but I’ll be taking a huge break in between because this is obviously not easy, although incredibly exciting and fun).

In the meantime, I have popped my head up for air every once in a while and noticed that Benjamin has grown really fond of the life size E.T. doll we found for $8.50 at the thrift store.


He takes him into bed, outside to play and even sits him on the potty. E.T. was a perfectly normal alien until Murphy came home with this on his head.


He has a bad boo boo where his “you know whats” used to be, on account of being unable to stop licking the area in question.

After we took Murphy to the vet E.T. started coming down with frequent cases of the flu and I’ve actually had to practice the Heimlich on this thing. But if it all of this madness makes Benjamin smile like this, than I know I’m doing something right…


And guess who has figured out how to pose for the camera?


Watch out Ladies.

Okay. Back to work. Some things coming up soon:

  • Remember the Lion? Of the Lion and the Tiger… well, even though our date didn’t pan out he is an awesome guy and on that date I told him I had met John just the day before. “But,” I said, “I could feature you on my blog as an eligible bachelor. You’re just so cute!” And very soon now — you’ll all be meeting him.
  • A very exciting Ford Fiesta Movement Mission video of John Bear and I’s fashion makeovers.
  • Another big Single Edition contest. You’re going to love the package I’ve put together, awesome stuff for single mamas.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

jen_k_ July 27, 2009 at 6:51 am

Oh. Dang. Can’t wait to meet this Lion.

Love the pictures of Benjamin. What a muffin.



mcornutt July 27, 2009 at 7:46 am

Benjamin….so cute. That little face is priceless!


meditation July 27, 2009 at 7:53 am

I’m so excited about your new book. You’re really an inspiration to me! Hugs to you and Benjamin!


Katherine (SOLO dot MOM) July 27, 2009 at 9:21 am

Great pics and yes I want to hear more about the lion too!!!


Meg July 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm

ET was a staple at our house growing up. My brother used to search for him in our closets! Can’t wait to hear more from the ebook. 😀


Bobbi Janay July 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I also have a life size et doll that I can’t wait to give Ian.


Kathy July 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Off topic here, like whoa:

Alaina, I don’t know if you get BBC America, but they have a show on it called Top Gear that’s about cars, and tonight they did a “review” of the Fiesta. It’s one of my favorite shows because they’re absolutely hysterical, and I think you’d love the bit on the Fiesta. I’m not sure where you could view the episode, but you should totally try and hunt it down. Bug the guys at Fiesta HQ, I’m sure they’ll be able to find somethin for ya.



T July 27, 2009 at 8:04 pm

It sounds like you’re putting a lot of work into this Alaina! How very exciting!!

Love Benjamin’s pics. He’s such a cutie!

OK, back to work! 🙂


Lesha July 28, 2009 at 11:07 am

Benjamin is a doll!
And poor Murphy! One of our dogs had to wear that collar and he drooled so much we thought he might drown himself. And he kept walking into the dressers.

Can’t wait for the book!


A Free Man July 28, 2009 at 7:39 pm

I nixed the name Elliott as a potential for our next kid because of the movie ‘E.T.’….


But seeing that photo of your boy with E.T. makes me re-think it!


Mihai May 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

I love the photos with Benjamin, he is sooo cute! He is adorable!


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