A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Ambush Wisdom

Sometimes surprises are good. Like finding a dollar on the street or running into a long lost friend.

Sometimes surprises are bad. Like having a dead battery when you’re running late for carpool, or opening a package of raw chicken only to discover that it’s gone bad.

One thing I know for sure, it’s how you react to life’s surprises that can make or break your day, or week, or life.

When in doubt, choose laughter.

And take your calcium chews.

Because it’s really hard to laugh about being knocked down and dry-humped from behind when your hip is broken.

mirthfully yours,


© Copyright 2011, The Bearded Iris.


  1. Kate Yarris

    OMG… I have seen this before and LOVE it. My mom told me (right after I saw this the first time) that when they were visiting my brother, his English Bulldog did this to her and wouldn’t get off her. She was upset everyone sat there laughing at her. I was upset no one filmed it.

    • Ann

      I’d have been furious that nobody filmed it! That could have been holiday footage for years to come.

  2. Megan

    Where did you find this? Too funny. Again — running for the inhaler! (and WHY did you look for it???) 🙂

    • The Bearded Iris

      Ha! I know, right? How does one find such a thing? Girl, you do NOT want to look in my Internet browsing history, ever.

      Truthfully, someone emailed it to me a long time ago and I have just been saving it for a rainy day. It makes me laugh SO HARD. Every. Single. Time. And I needed a boost this morning. So there you have it.

  3. Alison@Mama Wants This

    Hahahahaha! That made me laugh so hard. Thank you.

    • The Bearded Iris

      You’re welcome! Me too…I could watch it over and over! I think the laughter in the background must be contagious. What a hoot!

  4. Allysgrandma

    My jack russell did that to my BFF who was visiting from Salem, OR after she had moved away. We had not seen her for about 6 months. He jumped up on the couch, started licking her face and then we realized he was humping her arm. We both about peed our pants we were laughing so hard. PS He was fixed the day before I picked him up at the animal shelter.

    • The Bearded Iris

      Awesome! What a welcome wagon!
      Our dog was so humperific that when we rescued him from the Humane Society his name was “Hubba Hubba.” We changed that right away! (The name, not the humping…that behavior was much harder to change!)

  5. Kris the Colts Fan

    OMG….that’s hilarious and humiliating. I’m glad my pug never has humped people. He just humps his dog siblings.

  6. Didi

    I actually showed my “teens”, after laughing their little behinds off, they said to me and I quote… “mom, your so gay”!!! Okay????

    LOL!!! Thanks for sharing, I so needed a laugh today!!!

  7. Megan at declutterdaily

    You’ve done it again.

  8. TheBargainBabe

    Ohmygosh I was laughing out loud. That poor woman! hahahha

  9. Lafemmeroar

    This is literally doggie style. What confounds me is that the other ladies just stood there and watched!

    My motto is that laughing at the malfunction of the universe is better than crying about it.

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