Jan 27, 2012
As part of our Thomas Crapper Day celebration, we paid our favorite blogger Carissa Rogers in Charmin Ultra Strong to submit a post about her latest toilet paper adventure. Happy Thomas Crapper Day to all the toilet paper aficionados and plumbers who celebrate with us. See our giveaway for a chance to win a case of toilet paper as part of our celebration!
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I have a group of fantastic girlfriends in my tiny town. We get together as often as we can… pretty much any excuse will do. We play ‘old lady basketball’ once a week, and let’s just say: we’re a hoot on the court! We meet for book club monthly, okay.. it’s more like magazine-club, but we bring food that’s heavy on the calories, and yummy on the tummy.
We’ve been known to toilet paper a grandma on National Toilet Paper day. And one time, we donned black clothing, fake moustaches and panty-hosed our heads in order to ‘abduct’ one of our friends off to her ‘baby shower’.
So it should come as no surprise that we needed a heckuva great idea when one of the ‘sister wives’ (shhh don’t tell our husbands we named ourselves) was turning 40.
A few months back this friend, I shall call her Amy-is-Amazing-but-forgets-a-lot, forgot to stock up on toilet paper. And at the same time she had taken in a family of abandoned quail baby birds (see? How amazing is that?). The gang kept stopping in to visit the birdies and play with them.. and enterprising Miss ‘forgets-a-lot’ gently suggested everyone bring her a roll when they came to visit the birdies!
We took it upon ourselves to create a ‘Forty & Forgetful’ themed surprise birthday party for her. Everyone was assigned to bring one roll of TP for the honored guest, as well as a ‘slightly’ inappropriate gift for the soon to be ‘old lady’… You know: reading glasses, stool softener, denture cream.
Everyone came thru with flying colors. The best gift by far was a print out of ‘how-to duct tape your boobs’, along with several different packs of duct tape in sparkly girly colors (1 for every occasion)!
And since Diet Mountain Dew is her current drink of choice.. we made a special cake JUST for her out of Toilet Paper and DMD. (Thanks goes to April for MAKING the cake!)
What everyone did not know is that I had a separate plan with an alternate-theme for the party. I figure every forty year old woman needs to hear from those who will NEVER forget her. I called this part the Forty & NEVER Forget theme.
I emailed, Facebook’ed and wrangled up several friends of hers from way back in her ‘college’ days. Asking them to send me a letter about how and why they could NEVER forget her. The surprise letters provided a meaningful moment to a very silly party. We ended with her mother reading her own ‘Never Forget’ letter.
Wait, no… that wasn’t the end, because it was time to celebrate by eating Thai Food, since the whole thing was held at birthday girl’s favorite Thai restaurant!
Don’t you wish you were part of our goodncrazy girlfriend mom-group?!
In a former life, Carissa Rogers was a molecular biologist. In her current life she is the chief researcher of blogging karma, parenting dos (and some don’ts) and for spice she pretends to be a photographer…a mom of all trades. Connect with her on Twitter and check out her website GoodNCrazy.com.