Friday, November 18, 2011

Mommy Has a First World Problem

For the past two weeks, we've been pretty obsessed with the whole notion of first world problems. So we asked you to share your problems with us and we asked The Badger, Mommy Shorts and Pregnant Chicken to choose the most funny, ridiculous and honest ones of the bunch.

It turns out that was a pretty hard job.  There were hundreds to choose from.  To scroll through all of them, you can click here and here.

All the judges liked this one:


A Desi Mom said... "We got so many comments on our contest that we are unable to choose the best one" - Kate and Lydia's First World Problem :D

But because it's about us we can't use it in our top ten.  So without further ado, these are our top ten - in no particular order:

April D. Hunt said... I made queso dip, but I ran out of chips before I was done with the queso, so I have to buy more chips, but then I don't have enough queso. It's a never ending cycle.

Amy said…The Starbucks drive thru is too small for my Yukon XL to fit through so I have to walk into the store.

Mandy said... "This tiny cut on my thumb makes texting EXTREMELY painful." 

Avery said... Last Saturday I had to take two showers because my massage appointment was before my run that day

Sandee Harned said... It has taken so long for the stuff I ordered off of zulily to arrive that I no longer remember what it is.

Amy Renee said... Our fancy new dining room table won't be here in time for Thanksgiving, so we have to use the *other* dining room table.

Erin said... Trader Joe's stopped carrying my favorite "Moondust" cheese. Apparently it was a "Spotlight" cheese and only around for the month. I wish someone would've told me that. 

ilikebeerandbabies.com said... My husband took the iPad to school so I had to poop without playing Words with Friends.

Lisa N said...The backyard looks ugly when the pool cover is on.

Anonymous said... Sometimes, my feet are too warm in my Uggs, but too cold in my socks.

And the winner? Is Lisa N. She gets $50 donated to Toys for Tots in her honor. 

And in case you were wondering if Mommyshorts was insanely awesome... She is. She made us this to go with the crying Dawson Meme. 
Thanks so much to everyone who participated. And thanks for reminding us (especially this time of year) that all of our troubles are really just first world problems.
Peace out, hookers.
K & L

(c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2011

40 comments:

  1. Love these. :D I'm so tired from chasing my 15 month old son around that I read all of these trying to figured out what the heck a first WORD problem was. It wasn't until I finished and reread the heading the I noticed "world." Oye

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awesome. Sharing. Thanks for the laughs!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Melissa at The Whinery in MichiganNovember 18, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Congrats Lisa N.!!! I loved reading all of the great comments, really does put things in perspective. Thanks ladies!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I must have missed the contest, but for what it's worth, mine is "I keep having to clean my stupid stainless steel appliances because they show every mess/fingerprint"

    ReplyDelete
  5. This post made me laugh, yet now I feel like crying.....

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are hilarious, but they also serve to remind us how very fortunate we are. We really have so, so much. Thanks for the reality check, ladies!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Too late for the contest, but:

    -I put my skinny jeans on before my socks, so now I either have to take my jeans off and put my socks on, or try and shove my socks up under the cuffs of my jeans.

    -I dropped my blush compact and the blush broke apart, so now I have to be really careful not to knock any of the little bits out when I dip my brush into them.

    -My Android touch-screen phone won't download updates, so now sometimes it takes up to 8 whole seconds to open Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a sad day when there's bathroom activity without WWF...I weep for that Mommy.

    Mine? The grocery store stopped carrying my favorite flavor of non-fat creamer, so I have to flavor my coffee with the full-fat stuff.

    When my wifi has a glitch, I can't watch Weeds on my iPhone; only on the big-screen TV.

    Christmas time is usually when I get a boat load of gift cards to the local salon for pedicures, but it's too cold to wear sandals, so my boots hide my cute toes!

    The landscaper always seems to come do our lawn right when it's time to put the baby down for her nap! Vroom vroom!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Here's one I thought of yesterday - it's a two-fer. "My spare room is SO cluttered."

    ReplyDelete
  10. The chips and dip one is so me. I may or may not still have a can of pineapple salsa in the fridge because I gave up on the chips...

    ReplyDelete
  11. I know Im too late but I just thought of this last night when I was cooking dinner. How about when the "easy open" bags don't open and you have to, geez...walk over and get the scissors?

    ReplyDelete
  12. I missed the contest but here's mine: "By the time I plan dinner and buy it at the grocery, I'm too tired so I just get take out."

    ReplyDelete
  13. OMG, the picture of Kate Gosselin just takes it over the top completely.

    ReplyDelete
  14. A friend and I have been trading these back and forth. Here is one that occurred to me after I went to a work meeting:

    Having to track my expenditures (and mileage) and filling out expense reports is too complicated.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love these!! Yesterday I actually said to a friend, "My house is so big I had to hire a housekeeper." How obnixous is that!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I just laughed until I had tears in my eyes when I saw you posted mine. Oops. Ha!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have a couch covered with a slip cover, and I obsess over it being tucked, and looking neat. I actually don't like my kids to sit on it. They ask permission to, and I say yes, even though I so want to say no.

    ReplyDelete
  18. LOVE the chips and dip one... as well as the Trader Joe's!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh goodness! I love these. So funny.

    Thanks for the honorable mention :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love you, Mommyland. First World problems make my day. How about this: I forgot the extra battery for my fancy digital camera, so now I don't have pictures from our $300 trip to Silver Dollar City!

    ReplyDelete
  21. This blog made me laugh so hard that I had to mute my teleconference!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Had a First World Problem this morning...
    My daughter started walking and the video camera was all the way on the other side of the house so my husband had to take video with his iPhone and the picture just isn't as clear

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love this! I, too, just had a First World Problem. I just got both babies to nap AT THE SAME TIME, sat down to catch up on Rants from Mommyland when the housekeeper arrived an hour early to start cleaning. Ugh! I hope she doesn't wake the kids up!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I need to vent about my first world problems. Yes I said it problems... So this week is open enrollment at my SO's work. I do not have insurance and well we thought that this would be a great idea... Guess what IT ISN'T! So domestic partnership insurance benefits are considered TAXABLE income! My SO Mr Pennypincher (could he be related to Cap'n coupon?) have been discussing what this would do to our finances. He just got a promotion that is signifacantly more that his last pay but puts him in a whole new tax bracket WEEEEE! SO we have to decide whether to do the domestic partnership or get married (yes get married... The happiest day in a woman's life is now on the table because of money NOT because he wants to spend the rest of his life with me but because he wants to save money.. Just what i have always dreamed of since I was a little girl).
    Oh did I mention we have 1 car? A tiny fit to fit a family of 5(haha fit my ass). Oh and 2 out of the 5 is in car seats.. not booster but 5 point restraint car seats that take up more than the space allotted in the friggin car! So I would like another car...Hell I wouldn't care if it looked like a tampon just as long as my 10 year old has leg room! So since we are in a bigger tax bracket we do not have the allotted funds we thought we would have to buy a car!
    so yeah those are my first world problems... Can someone shoot me
    Oh and I've ate all the chocolate out of the Halloween candy

    ReplyDelete
  25. How about, I had to sleep outside for 9 days to get the best price on a flat screen on Black Friday. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45360711/ns/today-holiday_guide/t/they-lined-black-friday-days-ahead-time/#.TsdC8cO5P1Q

    ReplyDelete
  26. Last night I said, "I can't hear the TV because the heater's too loud!" My husband and I looked at each other and said simultaneously, "First world problems!" Thanks for the reminder of how much we have and how much we take for granted, especially during the holiday season.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hilarious! You guys - and obviously your readers - freaking rock!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hubby just got me an iphone and now I have to switch from a keypad to a touch screen. Ugh! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  29. How about...
    "Grandma and Grandpa outdo me for every birthday and Christmas no matter how hard I try."

    or

    "I lost my bank card and now I have to write checks until they send me a new one."

    or

    My family always argues about where to have Thanksgiving and who is going to make what."

    or

    "This T-box really sucks but I'm going to drink it til it's gone anyway."

    or

    "I had to camp out in the cold to get the best deal on a flat screen on Black Friday."

    ReplyDelete
  30. My first world problem happened this morning. As I was shuffling my 2 kids out the door in their warm winter coats, hats, and mittens, to get in my nice SUV, to drive to my daughter's nice school...I realized how annoying it was that my large diamond ring doesn't really fit underneath my thick warm gloves, and it was really digging in to my finger. Oh, the horrors! By the way, I am commenting from my iPhone. Love RFML!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I know I'm late to the game, but I just found this one in a Customer Review... FOR REALZ!

    "When the Dog bed 1st arrived I was displeased with the placement of the of the stitching of my dog name, it was place more towards the bottom of the bed and you could not see it when looking at it."

    ReplyDelete
  32. I hate it when I buy something new and the package is hard to open.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I don't like the way our live-in folds my t-shirts.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I so wish my diet coke fiasco had happened in time for me to rant about it.

    Last week I debated stopping at McDonald's for a diet coke before work...I determined I wouldn't have enough time but as soon as I was approaching the exit that has McDonalds, I decided I could do it. I get off the exit and realize I really don't have time...but then the arrow turns green and I speed into Md's parking lot. I'm in line when I realize...my debit card is NOT IN MY WALLET. So I'm super pissed and decide I'll just drink a can when I get to work (bleh). I get to work...no.cans.in.the.fridge. pissed. warm canned coke is so much worse than any somewhat cold latte.

    ReplyDelete
  35. My cleaning lady didn't fold any of the clothes or blankets right. Now I have to re-fold everything. AND I can't find ANYTHING! Is everything I do to try to make my life easier just making it more difficult??? :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I just wish I had some if these problems

    ReplyDelete
  37. The funniest part of this was that photo of Kate Gosselin. Perfect!

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Posts