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January 20, 2014 12:20 PM   Subscribe

I've got a few fellow mom friends who play bluegrass and old-time, and we're starting a Ladies' Pickin' and Playdate, so we can combine childcare and playing a few tunes. Of course, we need a motto.

Any thoughts? The only one I could come up with is "If the baby's wailing, don't stop frailing," but that's all I've got. Ideas?
posted by Ollie to Grab Bag (9 answers total)
 
"We've had a request, but we're going to keep playing anyway." (Applies to kids as well as musicians. Oh, please say you're The Mother Maybelles!)
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:54 PM on January 20 [2 favorites]


"It takes a stinkin to stop our plinkin."

"Piddlers and Fiddlers Unite."

"Mama DO allow pickin round here."

"(number) Girls, (number) Boppies"

"Down home stay at homes."

"Pickin hags with baby bags"

"Foot thumpin and breast pumpin"

" Dancin beats and new car seats"

" Jams, jammies, and lunchtime sammies"

"Old time, nap time, snack time."
posted by timsteil at 1:28 PM on January 20 [8 favorites]


Hot Tamales and Their Rug Rats.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 2:22 PM on January 20


Stroller Wheels on a Gravel Road?
posted by fixer at 3:34 PM on January 20 [1 favorite]


Hartford Wailers
Can I Have My Waistline Back?
Lactation Station
Colic & Frolic
We're in Tune - They're Just Teething
I Left My Sanity In The Other Diaper Bag
Mashed Peas And Strained C's
posted by plinth at 4:14 PM on January 20


There's got to be a motto in the lyrics to Motherless Children. Maybe just "Nobody treats you like Mother will."
posted by mumkin at 7:17 PM on January 20


"This Bluegrass doesn't stain."
posted by TooFewShoes at 3:15 AM on January 21


I literally LOL'd at "Stroller Wheels on a Gravel Road." There's already an all-gal band called the Maybelles around here, MonkeyToes, but thanks! Good idea. And Mumkin, I like the Carter family reference. Thanks all, these are hilarious.
posted by Ollie at 11:10 AM on January 21


Bum ditty bum ditty bum ditty bum dirty bum
posted by metroidhunter at 5:40 PM on January 21 [1 favorite]


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