• WebSavyMom

    –>I bet Jon was bummed he missed all of the action.
    The text exchange made me laugh. Cami sounds very cool FOR A MORMON. ha!


    laughing very hard here!!! glad everyone’s OK.

  • Bollocks

    now that i fucking remembered my login, and am able to comment…i’m not laughing nearly as hard!!

    irregahdless of how frustrated i am right now…that was FUNNY AS HELL!

    and now i’ve failed CAPTCHA like 8 times…WTF?

    as of now…still funny…

  • crooked_teeth

    A naughty-headmaster lookalike Dumbledore? Count me in!

  • utahbeach

    Ha! Cami sounds like the perfect person — and with her looks, how in the world is she not TAKEN?

  • Daddy Scratches

    I am reminded that you’re an exceptional storyteller … because I could see so clearly in my mind Cami’s hair blowing back from her face as the fireball erupted in your kitchen. Nicely done. Glad no one died.

    I am also reminded of the time I almost burned down my house trying to cook, um, toast … so you’re LIGHT years ahead of me with the cooking wine and salmon.

  • raineboyd

    I just had a similar experience with dog shampoo this week:


    Dumbledore look-a-like….awesomeness. Keep it coming!

  • helmer

    I need to get me a cami. ass cream and wine coolers, what could be better?


  • thejenson

    You are a great storyteller.

    Cami is beautiful. Thanks to HBO, I associate Mormon culture with Big Love (can’t help it– I LOVE THAT SHOW!. Cami reminds me of Amanda Seyfried only some how more beautiful.

    And by the way, Chuck’s modesty patch cracks me up!

  • missusclark

    Luckily for me, my 4-year-old twin girls always “poop for Daddy”. Without any prompting on my part, I might add.

  • fat mum slim

    I love that it all sounds so completely normal… and like a page right out of my life.

    There is lots of cause for laughter here too. Just the way I like it. x

  • mommaruthsays

    I didn’t know Mormons were so laid-back (because I’m sheltered and I’ve never met one). I just thought they were all total prudes with zero sense of humor! Good to know they can be pretty and funny and semi-normal like the rest of us!

    How far in advance do you plan your menus? I’ve never really heard of that either.

    Damn, I must live under one big ass rock.

  • simpliSAHM

    Cooking, Mormons, “sister girlfriends” and kitchen disasters. Who could ask for anything more?

  • HeckYes

    Woman, I live in Utah and I will come teach you how to cook. Plus, I haven’t set my kitchen on fire in like, 8 months.

  • josephine

    If I had Cami’s hair, I would have cried if it burned off!

    I think she sounds like a pretty cool person, Mormon or not. :)

  • coolcatana

    You are so funny. Have you ever seen the show Mercy? The main character, Veronica, reminds me of you A LOT! (not with the cheating on husband part or the alcoholic part, but with the funny sarcastic part. Also, she looks like you).

  • Robyn L

    Oh my goddddd that’s funny! Cami must have peed a little.

    I think I need your salmon and dill sauce recipe.

  • JustLinda

    This is a great post, and imma let you all read it, but my comment is about the previous post – the picture of the dog all decked out in winter wear.

    Why is the name of my blog on his junk??? Huh? What am I supposed to read into that?

    And? Imagine how that makes him feel… doggie emasculation. Poor guy. No wonder he suffers from self-esteem issues and sits quietly with spaghetti on his nose. You called his doggie junk “nothing to see”.

    Carry on. :)

  • amedame

    It’s all because you used cooking wine. (Kidding, but seriously. Don’t do that.)

  • Coffee Milk Toast Jam

    Very funny!

  • aslapintheface

    Next time tell Cami to be sure to interview those hookers a little better. Find one that cooks !

  • Tanna

    My 4 year old son calls out from the bathroom when he is done pooping, “Come and find me, Mom!” I have no idea how that started! Very funny post, I enjoyed the good laugh today.

  • solaana

    I think what worries me is that there are a ton of perfectly normal people out there that would love to go into that bathroom and tell your daughter that her poop is awesome. I’m not one of them, but I can think of a few. This is what you get for having such freakishly photogenic babies.

  • Rebecca Siewert

    Ha ha I’m laughing so hard I’m about to pee myself!!! This post made my day!

  • mommica

    So I still have to be a part of the bathroom thing when my daughter is FIVE?! Ugh, I thought I was nearing the finish line…

  • The Fabulous Mrs. Chevy

    @ #16 coolcatana – Every time I see the actress from “Mercy” I think the EXACT SAME THING!

  • Greta Koenigin

    Okay, as an unsavable, non-Mormon from the SF bay (who once dabbled in armpit hair), I need more info about the sister girlfriend sharing in the name of Joseph Smith, Steve Young and Jesus in American. Perhaps Cami needs a blog with a Dooce link.

  • William


  • JillyLly

    Lol “poop for daddy!” I love that one. Thank you for this. I just got back from a funeral and this really made me laugh.

  • MeMyselfandMommy

    This is nothing short of something I would manage to get myself into on a Tuesday night… minus the dog shampoo. We don’t have pets

  • Purple Tree

    My life is so boring.

  • paul in kirkland

    After seeing the picture of Cami, I’ve come to the conclusion that Mormonism is a scam for hot women to hide behind religion in order to be more selective about who they get to have sex with.

    And have sex they do. Tons of it. I’m telling you, it must be true!

  • agablack

    How was the food??? Salmon in dill sauce is one of my favs!

  • The Dalai Mama

    That is hilarious. Congrats on cooking the meal. It made me think of the time that my mom singed off her eyebrows, eyelashes, and bangs trying to start the bbq in the days of charcoal and lots of lighter fluid.

    Thanks for the laugh.

  • MelissaJ

    okay…this just made me laugh.

    and i think it shows…you SHOULD NOT COOK!

    or maybe it shows, what a great multitask-er you are…that is if Cami is still among the living.

  • kitchenbeard

    Picture it: Kitchenbeard in Culinary School

    He leans in to take whiff of what ever he was cooking. He stands back up with less beard than before. Chef Instructor proceeds to make example of kitchenbeard who never did that again.

  • Parsing Nonsense

    Congrats on making it through dinner in one piece! Served Cami right for not taking one for the team. I once agreed to wipe my friend’s child’s butt because my friend was in the exact same position (breastfeeding and finishing dinner) and her oldest was hollering from the bathroom.

    No free meals, yo.

  • babier

    sooo Funny! Everyone needs a Cami…I have one, her name is Camie!

    So listen, I teach cooking classes not far from where you live. I would love to have you as a guest. My classes are totally a “girls night out” and we pig out at the end.

  • AmyMusings

    Not to sound creepy or anything, but the part that sticks out in my mind is Marlo unlatching and staring at you, like WTF?!

    I’ve freaked my son Skye out when he was at the boob with the same thing. And I’m a loud laugher. So the look on his face…priceless.

  • melissaann

    Hey there, I was wondering what you meant by “sister girlfriends”? Mainstream LDS certainly aren’t polygamous, and we most often here that terminology used with fringe polygamists, ie “sister wives”.

    Are young BYU students now embracing non-monogamous dating and referring to the others as “sister girlfriends”? And do the girls have multiple guy friends, aka “brother boyfriends”? (I doubt that!)

    Super curious about this – hope you have time to answer… I’m not LDS myslef, really not even religious, but I lived in SLC for awhile and enjoyed reading up on the twists & turns of the LDS history/theology/culture…

    btw – I don’t cook either and I also would have been super proud of myslef!

  • pineapple princess

    Oh, my gosh! So hilarious! Best story of the week!

  • annabelle151

    Literally, LITERALLY just laughed right out loud. That doesn’t happen often. Thanks for the story, Dooce.

  • barbara

    I have accidentally washed my hair with dog shampoo before and almost burned my hair off with my parents gas stove. I need to meet Cami. Thanks for giving me a good laugh.

  • thatswhatisaid

    Ahhhhhhhhhh… the perfect friendship!! :-) My sister and I have a relationship like that, and it’s heaven!

  • pixiegolightly

    I like Cami. Where can I get me one of those?

    Also, well done. I can just about cook a meal. I can not however cook a meal and do a single other thing at the same time.

  • theotherlion

    You know you’ve worked in a preschool too long when you are surprised that someone wouldn’t go in and praise a child’s poop. Gotta say I wouldn’t bat an eyelash at that, or wiping a butt. =)

  • Queen Bugaboo

    I’d prefer a lookalike Snape.

  • FutureMama

    So funny! I don’t think I’ve ever commented on your blog before but I must say I love your writing style! I know you probably hear that all of the time but anyway, yea… Thanks for the good laugh! :)

  • hmduey

    At least yours stays in the bathroom when finished pooping – both my boys come wherever I am in the house, spread their cheeks, and say, “Is my butt clean???” It’s especially fun when we have company. :)

  • Meanwhile I Keep Dancing

    I did the same thing this summer, just a month after we moved into our first house, with my first gas stove. There was also a leaky lighter on the counter…Fried a good amount of my hair, which thankfully I wear short and needed a trim anyway. The little hairs that were burnt short are finally grown out…I was mostly fine after it happened, until I realized I didn’t know if I had burnt of my eyebrows: I finally cried with relief when I got to the bathroom mirror and saw they were still there…almost cried again when I say how much hair I rinsed down the drain. Then, so I wouldn’t forget my suffering, I told my high school students what had happened. They still give me a hard time once in awhile.