In his 4-year old brain, Luke thinks everyone is supposed to have their own bedroom. Our master bedroom where his father and I sleep is “Mommy’s room.” The guest bedroom is “Daddy’s room,” and of course Luke has his own room.

Brantley and I have explained to him a million times that it isn’t just Mommy’s room- it’s Mommy AND Daddy’s room. These conversations have all been pointless and you’re about to find out why.

My long-time friend, Robin O’bryant was in town for a speaking engagement, and was staying with us. Luke LOVES her and all day long I had been hearing, “Is Miss Robin here yet?” “Where’s Miss Robin?” When is Miss Robin going to get here?” “Is Miss Robin going to bring she’s girls?”

When Robin finally arrived, he looked at her numerous heavy bags, turned on the chivalry, and offered to carry her pillow upstairs to her room. “You’re going to be sweeping in my Daddy’s room,” he told her.

“Um Lori,” she laughed. “Is there something we need to talk about?”

The “Mommy and Daddy share a bedroom and that’s why they sleep in the same bed,” conversation was had AGAIN.

Later that night, Robin read a book to Luke and told him goodnight. As soon as she gave him a kiss and left the room he started getting antsy and restless.


“What is it, buddy?”

“I sure do wish I could sleep in that other room with my Dad and Miss Robin.”

How a Mississippi Road Trip Turned Into Three Way

Luke and I are freshly back from a weekend trip to visit friends in Greenwood, MS. We stayed with my long-time friend and super author, Robin O’Bryant. (If you haven’t read Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves, then do yourself a favor and order it on Amazon today.)
Luke and I had an amazing time there. Robin’s husband took Luke to a farm where he got to ride in a combine while they harvested corn. He’s still talking about it. “Mom, there wath corn EVERYWHERE!”

Aubrey, Emma, Luke and Sadie

All weekend Luke played with Robin’s three girls while Robin and I drank wine and snort laughed. On Saturday before going to the delta, we visited TurnRow Book Company in downtown Greenwood where Luke lost his mind and had to be carried out kicking and screaming. I told him he couldn’t go back inside unless he was going to apologize to the owner. He refused, so we sat in the car for half an hour while everyone else shopped. I couldn’t help feeling like no one won that battle.

You can see it in his eyes. It was about to hit the fan.

Before we knew it, Sunday morning rolled around and it was time to say farewell. I may have cried a little. “Get it together, woman,” Robin said. So I did. The drive home turned out to be extremely long- much longer than the drive to Greenwood had been.

We were driving along through West Tennessee when we passed through the sleepy little town of Three Way. It was about the size of a postage stamp and I wondered if I had read the name right. A quick google search upon arriving home confirmed my suspicion. As it turns out, Three Way, Tennessee became a city in 1998 and has a population of (almost) two-thousand people. What on earth could a person do for fun in a town that size? Well, according to their events page they’re scheduled to have their annual “Three Way Festival,” on September 29th. So remember, if you’re in West Tennessee on September 29th, and you’re looking for a good time, you should head on over to the Three Way Festival where the man at the ticket booth can expect to hear from quite a few people, “Can I get a refund? I thought this was going to be something else entirely.”.

Author, Robin O’Bryant Comes To Nashville

Funny woman and author, Robin O’Bryant is in town this week for the Nashville leg of her book tour… and to visit me. Incidentally, the Wescotts provide excellent accommodations to their house guests, and would NEVER put a whoopee cushion in someone’s pillow case. Never.

She will be speaking tonight at the Hendersonville First United Methodist Church at 6:30 pm, AND reading/signing copies of her book tomorrow night at Parnassus Books in Green Hills. Details below.

Her book, Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves,  is available for sale on Amazon. It has been rated #1 by reader reviews in two genres- Humor Essays and Parenting & Families. WARNING: You may wet your pants with laughter while reading it.

Wed, March 21, 2012
Discussing the topic of “Mommy Guilt.”

Hendersonville First United Methodist, 217 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075


This is a can’t miss event! Please bring a friend, and get ready to laugh till you cry (or pee) about the journey we call mommyhood!

Free for MomUp Members, $5 for nonmembers

They will be in the Genesis Hall to allow for more people.

Thurs, Mar 22, 2012

Robin will also be doing a reading and signing at Parnassus Books

Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37215, 6:30-8:00pm

***If you’ve never read her blog, then click HERE immediately to see what you’ve been missing.***