Cloudy, With a Chance of Wine

Dani Ryan is a mom, wife, blogger, obsessive cleaner, and mega germaphobe. She writes about parenting and general nothingness on her humor blog, Cloudy, With a Chance of Wine.

What's the funniest thing your child has ever done or said?

My child is not quite 2-years-old, and has been a late talker compared to her peers. This used to cause me a lot of anxiety, but at her 18-month check-up, her pediatrician told me to stop worrying and that the words would just come one day. So I put the flashcards away, turned the TV back on, and let her just be a kid again.

Christmas rolled around, and we had a lot of family events on our agenda, the last of which was a trip to my in-laws on Christmas night. By the time the table was cleared, the leftovers were distributed, and the presents were packed into the car, my child had officially had enough. She started to kick up a fuss when I was bundling her into all of her winter gear, and when I momentarily stopped dressing her to say something to my sister-in-law, she decided enough was enough and yelled, "PUT MY SHOES ON!"

What always makes you laugh?

People who take themselves too seriously.

What's the funniest gift you've ever received?

Prior to a trip with a bunch of friends several years ago, my Aunt gave me an early birthday present. My mother has always been really anal about making us wait to open Christmas and birthday presents on the actual day, but my Aunt insisted I open this one early.

So I did.

When I opened the box, I found my very first piece of sexy lingerie inside. She told me she thought it might come in "handy" on the trip since my boyfriend was also going.

Did I mention this was a school trip, and I was only 17?

My mother was mortified.