Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Doctor Kate Is In...And Also, Out

Hi girls...

So, as you maybe could tell for the past few days weeks months [Months? - Kate] [Yes, stupid. MONTHS. Gah. - Lydia] my attendance here in MommyLand has been a *little bit* non-existent. In the way that Lydia says that I have a *little bit* of an interest in shoes. 

We know we've told you so many times that things were getting busy -- oh that sounded porny didn't it? -- and that it was getting harder and harder *snort* to find the proper balance between home and McLovin and the IHPs and the Geriatric Gimpy Beagle (yes, he still lives, despite all medical reasons that he shouldn't...stupid science) all the other lovely little timesucks that invade on an all-too-often basis.  

Two-and-a-half years ago when we started this venture, we had no idea where it would go or what it would lead to. But after an almost book deal, a wildly fun and funny Domestic Enemies series, far too many television moments devoted to saying totally absurd things, the most awesome hooker project in the history of ever right up until last week when the Secret Service totally outdid us. [Thanks a lot Secret Service. Now we have to go even more global - Kate] and thousands of pages of posts, comments and stupidity that we are actually binding into a book, it's come time for me to relinquish my co-writer post.

Now, hold on a sec. Before you think it's all over, wait just a tic. I'm so not gone-gone. I'm just -- ummm, graduating. Totally. Lydia has bestowed me with a Mommy Emeritus status. It's like a Doctorate of Whacktacularity. A veritable PhD of Jackhole-i-ness. It means fancy letter after my name. And charging people to talk to me. And giving advice on crap that I know nothing about. It means I get to act like an ever bigger pain in the arse for Lydia because I can write and tweet and be stupid on the internet, but without the responsibility. Wait. Nooooo. But yes, sorta.

What it really does mean is that Lydia has done some epically awesome things that she wants to keep pursuing, and -- as we've all learned here in MommyLand -- friendships morph and change to keep up with what we need when we need it. Kinda like how our pants magically get bigger in the assular areas. And with Lydia fully taking the reins of MommyLand, you all will still get to enjoy all the stupidity that you've come to expect from the two of us, Lydia gets to help RFML morph and change and I get to be that bigger ass. Wait -- what?
 
Stupid Lydia. Talking about pants.

You know at the end of Romancing the Stone when they've defeated the bad guys and Joan is there with her sister and Jack Colton says "OK I gotta go"?


And then he says, "You're gonna be just fine. You always were." And then he swandives bellyflops off the wall? See, Lydia...you did this amazing thing. I got to go on this great adventure with you and find this incredible treasure and maybe even defeat some bad guys -- remember the ones who were trying to thwart the London Olympics. We totally got them. And that rat bastard squirrel who was stealing your tomatoes. And the sink that wasn't a ponytail haircut. Thwarted. All of them.

And, we'll still be here for the big things [that's what she said] like the Annual T-Box Taste Test and Helping Hookers and we even have an epic little something planned for Mother's Day that will once again flaunt our ability to take anything lovely and charming and make it sound porny and inappropriate.

Lydia, you and Guru Louise saved me when I was lost and off balance and my funny had gone to Maui and got a wicked sunburn and then got some sand rubbed in it. You listened and made me laugh and let me cry like a stupid girl and even hugged. Hugged! And I love you both like cake and always will and now I'm going to get some pom-poms and cheer like a banshee murthurfurker for you guys.

You're gonna be just fine, Lydia Coupon. You always were.

And if real life is anything like the movies -- and it is -- you're totally due to write your biggest bestseller. And that's when I'll show up. In a new pair of shoes. Crocodile ones.

xoxo Kate
Dr. Kate McLovin PhD, WK, TWSS, Esquire, M.D.


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39 comments:

  1. Oh, Kate. We will miss you so. If all you'd ever done here was write the post about the Thank You Note, you'd have done one beautiful, unforgettable, spectacular thing. But it isn't all you've ever done here, of course, dear co-founder of my favorite blog. You did so, so, so much more. And I, for one, am grateful. I love your Jack Colton sign off, and I am excited to see what Lydia will do next (because I love her, too). But please know that We. Will. Miss you. And we wish you well.

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    1. AMEN Sister Anon!
      Kate, you are the snarky, sneakily sappy half of this whole fabulous Mommyland, and you're absence will definitely be felt.
      Obviously,Lydia and Guru Louise are the most capable hands for us to be left in...BUT, please know how much you are loved and how much you will be missed by this army of Hooker Stalkers you helped to create.
      No doubts about your future success, but please come back for as many playdates as possible.

      ~KathyT

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  2. Good luck with all you do, but I will say I'm going to be sad, like when Brisco left sad....

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  3. So sad :(. I know things change, it's inevitable, but you'll be missed.

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  4. We will miss you. But Lydia is awesome all by her lonesome, and I'm sure she'll continue to give us the inside scoop on your spectacularity from her perspective. I admit, I have been wondering how you manage to fit it all in, what with being a working/traveling mom and also running this blog. Guess I can't blame you for needing to pare back. So, Kate, go forth and rock on with your bad self. You can do it.

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  5. Thanks for the memories and we'll see you around. I completely understand! I can barely keep up with my own blog and I have no readers and no job lol. We'll miss your snark, Dr. Kate.

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  6. What does one wear to Mommy graduation? Kate we're all sad and proud and excited for you at the same time. You will be missed for sure.

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    1. Lauri Ladd - Marketing MommyApril 24, 2012 at 9:02 AM

      You wear clogs, pajama jeans and the cool gray shirt that came with it. ;)

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  7. I love your whole face off, Dr. Kate.

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  8. Very very sad news. I'm a recent fan of the site and over the last couple of weeks, I've read most, if not all of the posts. Your post about McLovin and you reuniting in church is my all-time favorite. I wish you, your family and Lydia too, all the best!!

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  9. We'll miss you Dr. Kate but you leave this blog in very capable hands...
    Capable hands...
    That's what SHE said.

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  10. Dear, dear Kate, Wow! I know this is the right move for you and I know it couldn't have been an easy decision. You should be so proud of how far you've come in the last few years- I can't wait to see where the next few years take you!!

    XOXOX and all that,
    Dag

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  11. Well, I think this sucks. There I said it. I don't like change, which you can imagine makes motherhood super fun for me. You better be serious about coming back for "very special episodes" because otherwise this is akin to finding out the truth about Santa.
    http://www.thedoseofreality.com

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    1. Agreed! :-( Lydia has always made me laugh, but Kate has been the one to make me ugly-face cry more often than not. It's all about balance. You will be sorely, sorely missed Kate!

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  12. Bummer to see you go! I loved the fencing of the minds, and look forward to seeing you visit once in a while (or at least Lydia ratting out on you- just to keep us updated).

    So who will Lydia fence with now? is she accepting applications? *WAVES ARMS* I have a cape and everything! Okay, so it's an apron tied backwards- sue me.

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  13. Awe Kate, good luck! I don't know how many times your post made me ball like a baby. (a good cry can do wonders) I will miss your sassy, heartfelt, funny words. I know Lyd will be awesome all by her lonesome. Hopefully you can guest write once in a blue moon. You know keep us up to date on all that happens on the outside. Well thank you for everything, keep stomping in those heels girl, and work it!

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  14. Sad to see you go Kate, but totally understandable. I'm glad we still have Lydia, she's awesome. Good luck!!

    http://2bestfriendschubbyroadtoskinny.blogspot.com/

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  15. Aww Kate - I wish you the best! (But I am off to go sulk in a corner like my three year old)

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  16. You will definitely be missed! Who will go to the pool with a big sharpie and write down all the funny things people say? That's what got me hooked last summer.

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  17. Oh, Kate. We're gonna miss you. Not that Lydia and Guru Louise won't take perfectly good care of us, but we're gonna miss the things that make you, YOU. I'm all sad now. Silly, considering that I don't even know you in person, and you have absolutely NO idea who I am. But while I'm happy that you are moving on to even bigger and better things, I'll still miss the Kateness around RFML.

    Here's an air hug for you, dear hooker.

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  18. But... but... I just found out about this wonderful place!

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  19. Bon Voyage, my dear Kate! And also I'll be seeing you. Because dammit, I'm coming to a T-Box test one of these days.

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  20. as a recent fan/stalker i will say: good luck and i have thoroughly enjoyed the many laughs you have given me!

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  21. Damm you Hooker!! You will be missed!

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  22. You're the Kate we will miss, not the one with 8! :(

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  23. Can I please just cry my wittle eyes out now? I am so sad that you are leaving us Kate!! Lydia, and Louise, You both ya got this kk? LOVE and adore you! Kate have a wonderful time being a pain!!

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  24. Kate, we will miss you! My favorite post is about the Target Tea Party. Love that post and have read it more than once. Think of us often!

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    1. I was just thinking the same thing. I think about that post a lot (especially when I am at my wits end while in public with my child). Kate, you will be missed! Lydia, you will rock this!

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  25. Hooker. I do wish you the best in all your endeavors- and don't blame you one little bit for taking care of the family first. I look forward to a (more than?) occasional guest post from you, and can't wait to see what Lydia and Guru Louise have in store for us.

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  26. what what? I missed something get back here and explain yourself woman or I will beat you with a clog!

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  27. I will forever love Kate's story about hanging out with the little girl in Target so that her cranky mom could get a little break while she finished shopping. Best of luck to you and all your shoes Dr.Kate.

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  28. You have to promise if something awesome happens to you in Target again (and it WILL...) that it counts as a super special Big Thing and you will share it with us Hookers damnit.

    Aside from that, I know how hard it is to leave something that you put so much of yourself into behind, so I refuse to be selfish and cranky about CHANGE (which is a four letter word in my vocab) and to be HAPPY for you Kate!!

    Even if we will miss the holy heck out of you and McLovin and the IHP's.

    Family first is the First Rule of Mommy's On The Internets...so...we gotcher back. And your Choos.

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  29. I only just learned of you blog in the last year and had not had a chance to "catch up" on all of the postings before losing my internet 5 months ago. Needless to say I have suffered from some serious RFML withdrawals! Lol. Anyhoo, Kate you will be greatly missed but I wish you (and Lydia too!!) well and best of luck in all of your new adventures. I will continue to follow Lydia and support you both as you have kept it real for me as a mother/wife. You gave me hope and helped me realize that I'm not a bad mom. I'm perfectly normal because there are so many more mommies out there like me! Thank you for that. I love you both and can't wait to get my internet back up and running to continue to get my daily dose of sanity that is RFML.

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  30. Kate, you will definitely be missed. I love your stories, you are a wonderful writer and storyteller, nobody can make me cry before my morning coffee like you. I hope you will make an occassional visit back to mommyland.

    Lydia and Guru Louise, I'm so glad you decided to keep Mommyland running. It has kept me sane on days where everything seemed to be going wrong. Special thanks to all three of you for sharing your lives with us and letting the rest of us T-box drinking moms know that we're not the only ones. :)

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  31. Oooohhhh noooooo!!! Kate, I will miss you like my wine when my glass is empty (which is a lot!). Sadly, my mommy blog partner is considering leaving as well (drat that work for money thing!), so I am in touch with poor Lydia's state of mind...mwah wah wah...good luck to you -- you are amazing!

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