Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wheaton's Law: Don't Be A Dick

In yesterday's post I discussed Wheaton's Law and applied it to why I shouldn't let myself go down the Bad Mommy Shame Spiral. The more I thought about it though, the more I was like - I need Wheaton's Law to play a larger role in my everyday life. 

As you know, I really enjoy making annoying and ugly little signs and hanging them all over my house to remind me of things I think are important. Other people buy them and they look nice. But not me. Noooooo. Because I believe in crafts.

First there was this one:


Because that's what she said. And also, you know I love Glennon.

Then there was this one that I painted for all my kids so they would know how much I love them, even when they act like rabid howler monkeys and I lose my schmidt:


But you know what, it's time for a new sign. Because I need to be reminded of Wheaton's Law pretty much all the time or I will be a big, selfish turd. It turned out awesome, right? Probably because I didn't attempt to craft it.


And here's one for our friends in Canada:
UPDATE STARTS HERE:
One of the extremely attractive and intelligent readers of this blog, suggested I make a sign for all of our homies in the South. So I did. Then I took it a step further because I don't know when to stop.

So to all those south of the Mason Dixon:

Also, California:

And for the kind and welcoming people of Hawaii:

And of course, my home state of New Jersey:

For the folks on Facebook who said they might want a bumper sticker or whatever, just right click and print it out. This message is really for everyone.

And thank you, Wil Wheaton, for your wisdom.

xo, Lydia

(c) Mommyland Blogs 2013

20 comments:

  1. I absolutely love that you have an American and Canadian version!

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  2. The Canadian version might just be the best thing EVER!!

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  3. LOL As a Canadian, my reply is: Thank you for adding please. Sorry that you had to make 2 versions.

    In all seriousness, though. I really needed this reminder today. I've been really snarky lately.

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    1. Your comment just made me laugh out my mouth hole.

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  4. I think the Canadian version further embodies Wheaton's Law with the addition of "please". You need a Southern version that says, "Don't be a Dick Y'all."

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    1. Totally. And a Californian one - "Don't be a Dick Dude.'

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    2. I added both and published RIGHT before you left this comment! WE ARE SO IN SYNC THAT WE'RE PRACTICALLY N'SYNC! And you even get to be Justin. I will be Joey because he was in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and I love that shit.

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  5. FYI it's "Wil Wheaton", not "Will Wheaton". I suspect he would -greatly- appreciate more people passing on the message. I've been a long-time admirer of both WWDN and RFML. Seeing the crossing paths made me laugh.

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    1. We're not so much crossing paths as I am grasping the coat-tails of his message of wisdom/awesomeness and sincerely hoping he won't mind.

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  6. I just love your blog! Even when I have those dark days myself, your blog is uplifting for me. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the world!

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  7. These are great! Possible alternative southern version: Bless your heart. Don't be a Dick.

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  8. If you asked my kids what Mommy's motto is, they would tell you, "Don't be a jackass". If you ask them where and what tattoo I should get they will tell you on your wrist where only you can see it all day - "Don't be a jackass". I like don't be a dick, but jackass is suck a fun word to say, and also I have two boys who use any excuse to say inappropriate things about anatomy and claim they heard it from me. Talk about shame spiral...

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  9. I swear I'm going to get this printed on tiny cards and leave one on the windshield of every ass that double parks here where I work. There are A LOT of them.

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  10. oh wow. you could have one of these for nearly every state and country. I love it.

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  11. Love the law. Need a Vegas version. I'm all about living my life by this law. So far I've been pretty dickless today.

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  12. Minnesota: Don't be a dick, eh?

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  13. I really needed this reminder today. ( http://buffalonydwiattorney.com/ )

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