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A Behind-the-Scene Peek at the Insanity

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The following is a true account of the email stream that occured after I asked our Mile High Mama bloggers to volunteer for an assignment. Reader beware: this is a disturbing confirmation of what occurs when “Mama” leaves the children alone.

Amber: Who has Rockies fever? Is anyone in your family totally gung-ho? What are you teaching your children about this big event? Anyone sporting Rockies paraphernalia? Personally, I’m not a huge fan but am getting swept away in it all!

Is anyone interested in writing a fun post about the Rockies from a “Mama’s” perspective? It will publish on the first day of the World Series.

Aimee: Well, I have a small one up right now… and I am not all that into it like yourself but I can definitely do it if no one else really wants to. Let me know!

Julie: Likewise, I can do it if no one is a HUGE fan. I fear that my credibility is flimsy though, as a transplant and a former Mets fan and Reds fan (I do stick with the National League though, if that helps).

Mitch: This sounds like man’s work ladies….I don’t want to read about how many touchdowns Matt Holliday hit. Let me know if you want me to help out on this.

Julie: oooooohh…them’s fightin’ words!!

(seriously, LMAO!)

Gretchen: We’ve caught it. The kids are thrilled the Rockies are going to the World Series, but with their limited perspective have no clue what it really means. I think they feel our excitement and make it their own.

When Mommy and Daddy are excited, good things happen. Like Pizza Hut at the door, late bedtimes, the promise of new t-shirts.

I can put something together, unless someone else has already written something or has a very itchy, must-write-it idea.

Catherine: So glad ya’ll got this one covered. I think I got Rockies Fever once, but it involved headaches and nausea…. probably something different altogether.

Amber: Wow, I leave for a few hours and look what I missed! Let’s have Gretchen cover this one and Mitch is welcome to write a Rockies post as well (mom vs. dad perspective). I will ignore his little comment, though admittedly the only reason I watch baseball is for the Tight Ends….

Editor’s Note: Next Wednesday, Gretchen will be bringing you a Mile High Mama’s take on the Rockies in the World Series. I think. 🙂

Have a GREAT WEEKEND, everyone!

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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  • comment avatar Candice October 19, 2007

    Nice to know that everyone needs to put their two cents in. 🙂

  • comment avatar Kari October 19, 2007

    And that Mama always gets the last word!

  • comment avatar Annie October 19, 2007

    “Nice to know that everyone needs to put their two cents in. :-)” – Candice

    Amber’s two cents-Check
    Aimee’s two cents- Check
    Julie’s two cents-Check
    Mitch’s two cents-Check
    Gretchen’s two cents-Check
    Catherine’s two cents-Check

    Annie’s two cents?- Curiously missing

  • comment avatar Amber October 19, 2007

    Sadly Annie’s two cents were given long after the uprising had ended. 🙂

  • comment avatar Annie October 19, 2007

    🙁 A day late and two cents short.

  • comment avatar Amber October 19, 2007

    The gorgeous and illustrious Annie Payne could never be late…or short! Well, except for the one time at the Cheesecake Factory. Blame the construction. 🙂

  • comment avatar Gretchen October 19, 2007

    Yep. Wednesday. I have it written…in my head.

    But if I manage to get tickets on Monday morning at 10am, I may have to edit.

  • comment avatar Annie October 19, 2007

    Awww…how can I stay mad? You had me at “goregous and illustrious.”

  • comment avatar diana/sunshine October 19, 2007

    lol. i see what you mean, amber.

    i’m a little disappointed tho. probably because i’m a huge rockies fan. are none of you ladies (sorry mitch) sports fans? or is it just the rockies? it’s a huge thing to make it to the world series. and part of the series will be played here in denver. and you gals (sorry mitch) are the mile high mamas. let’s get into the spirit, ladies =]

  • comment avatar diana/sunshine October 19, 2007

    btw amber…

    i love your last statement – about the tight ends. cracked me up =D

  • comment avatar Aimee October 19, 2007

    Diana, seeing as Amber was so sneaky about posting this, i.e. I had no idea my comments were “on the record!” 😉 …I have 2 posts up on my personal blog already that are very excited about them making it. I was actually more meaning that I am not a sports nut and would make room for other Mamas who are far more qualified than I (who usually goes to the games for the beer and people watching), to do it the justice that it deserves.

    So, heck yeah, GO ROCKIES! 🙂

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