YAY! It’s time for another Super (Silly) Mom interview! Ann Imig is another one of my favorite bloggers. I’m pretty sure I could show up for a play date at her house, with dirty hair and no bra and she wouldn’t even look at me funny. She calls herself the Stay-At-Home Humorist, which I think is totally genius and I would be green with envy at her creativity if she didn’t make me laugh so freakin’ hard.
Ann has also taken her Mommy Humor to a whole new level, by producing the stage show Listen To Your Mother, where local women came together at the Barrymore Theater to read their written reflections on motherhood.
How old are your kids?
My boys are 3 and 6.
What were you doing before you had kids?
Bugging my husband to have kids. Before that I spent some years as an Administrative Assistress (stage actor), sold :30 chunks of advertising in Entertainment Tonight and Relic Hunter, and got a Masters in Social Work.
Most surprising thing about motherhood?
The beauty, the pain, and the pee smell.
Have you always wanted to be a writer? How did you get to where you are today?
I have always been a writer, but only in the past year did I attempt to bring it under the perfectionistic and self-sabotaging umbrella of “professional.” Clinically speaking I am “Hobby Incapable with a dual diagnosis of financially delusional.”
Tell us about Listen To Your Mother.
Listen To Your Mother is a Mother’s Day production in which local writers read their own writing about motherhood to their own community. I created the show in order to celebrate the collective human experience of mothering, and to take the audience on a journey that validates, inspires, educates and most importantly– makes everyone laugh so hard they resent me for not scheduling an intermission.
How can people get involved with LTYM?
The second annual LTYM is scheduled for Mother’s Day May 8, 2011 at The Barrymore Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Auditions will occur in 2011. I am in the process of considering how/when to bring the show to more cities. In the mean time, people should join the Facebook fan page and watch the website www.listentoyourmothershow.com for updates.
Bonus Question: What’s the most absurd thing you have ever heard yourself say to your kids? (Mine is “WE DO NOT BITE BALLS! DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?”)
“Good night stars, Goodnight room, Goodnight Chow jumping over the moon.”