Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your smart, witty, funny tee-shirt ideas. Seriously, so impressed with so many of them. Below are a few, in random order, SBS and I thought were particularly awesome. Just a few; we loved so many, but figured just cutting-and-pasting the comments was lazy. Plus, I'll be honest: I'm on solo parent duty until Wednesday afternoon. Despite having not run a step in over a week, I'm a little wiped, and still have 72 or so hours of being the string-cheese-opener, sunscreen-slatherer, butt-wiper, and fight-breaker-uper to go. So I gotta be brief so I can be asleep before 10 p.m. (Yes, it's been a rockin' holiday weekend around these parts.)
But I digress. Read and enjoy.
You will never guess where my car key is hidden.
I'm slow, but I'm here.
Front: Stop laughing.
Back: I'm setting an example.
Front: I run before making important decisions.
Back: If only Eve had done the same.
Our kids will follow in our footsteps. Make those footsteps strong.
In it to finish.
I can go any distance. I have kids.
I run because “Dora” puts me over the edge.
My other shirt is a nursing bra.
My kids think I am sleeping.
—Amanda (I think all three of these came from the same Amanda; apologies if that isn't the case.)
Run, Rest, Repeat (in a little recycling type logo)
Run for your lives! The toddlers are coming!
The early bird feels the burn.
Crack of dawn. Running shoes. Open road. Bring it.
There were two, though, that stick out--one literally--when it comes to representing the whole tribe. The lot of us who range from nursing moms to moms of college kids, and our collective get-'er-done-even-when-it-hurts-and-I'd-rather-not mentality.
We couldn't pick between these two, so the two $100 Asics gift certs, plus the three tees (once they're designed and printed), will go to Laurie and Deanna.
If we can find a tech tee for preggo ladies, we're going to have this, a slogan from Laurie that brought tears to my eyes, printed on it. (And I didn't even run through pregnancy.) If not, we'll settle for cotton.
"This is not a speed bump. And I am not slowing down."
The other comes from Deanna, whose motto got copyedited slightly to read like this:
I (rl)am, therefore I am.
So we're going to start with these 2, plus 2 others SBS + I dreamed up (oh, the suspense, huh?). As things grow, we're planning on printing more phrases; for right now, our laundry rooms are only so big, and we still need plenty of space to hang out our sports bras and running skirts to drip-dry. But in the future, if we use one of your phrases, don't worry: we'll definitely put together a nice thank-you package for your contribution.
Thanks again for all your help. Stay tuned, and, in the meantime, enjoy the back end of a long weekend. I'll do my best to do so, even if that means a few more videos than the pediatric experts recommend.