We’ll Get There When We Get There!

“You kids stop squirming around! Shermy, I don’t care what Marcie put in your lunchbox, stop hitting her! No, Rupert, we’re not stopping, so you’ll just have to hold it! And what’s that smell—Harold, have you been bathing in milk again?”

Happy Mother’s Day from Josh N. and everyone at Cute Overburden.



  1. Mom…..Jimmy’s touching me. He’s touching me again. Make him stop touching me.

  2. Hon Glad says:

    A woman’s work is never done, hey can someone remind me of the joys of mother hood, I keep forgetting. Sheesh!

  3. happy mothers’ day

  4. Zaferina says:

    Are we nearly there yet?….Are we nearly there yet?….Are we nearly there yet?….Are we nearly there yet?…What about now?…..Are we nearly there yet?….Now?….Now?….Now?….Now?….Now?

  5. paulajeanne says:

    To all overburdened moms like this poor creature out there, please don’t ever go on strike!

  6. ffleur says:

    10 kits?
    10 kits?
    Are you kidding me?

    No wonder the adults are so mean-tempered. If you had 10 kids at home you’d have a mad on too.

  7. ffleur says:

    I was so astonished, I mis-counted.

    Believe there are 11 kits hanging on there.

  8. Hahaaha, too cute, I love the curl of that one guy’s tail; adorable.

    I don’t get why a lot of people don’t find possums cute but maybe it’s that I’ve never lived around them. I only see them in pictures and I find their long schnozzles and beady eyes to be adorable. They look like furry, sneaky rats and I LOVE rats.

    Poor that mom, she must have the patience of an angel.

    Except an angel would totally have left some of those brats with a sitter.

  9. Rachael says:

    There really are 11!! No wonder mom looks all weighted down… with babies and with worry. How on earth is she going to afford new shoes for all of them???? She’s probably just thankful she didn’t have an even dozen like her sister Marge.

    Happy Mother’s Day to the Great Moms of the World (and I do mean you)!!!

  10. wannadance says:

    dang!! the world weary and downtrodden expression say it all. she needs a weeklong vacation, leave the kids at grandma’s, loads of alcohol or street drugs, whatever. a tree to hang from that doesn’t try to nurse and a few pool boys…

    oh, makes me tired. happy mother’s day, lil’ possum…

  11. bookmonstercats says:

    We’ve had Mothering Sunday in the UK, but HMD to you all. Look after yourselves, because remember, if we don’t look after ourselves, we can’t look after them.

    Climbs off soapbox and takes cheesy smile off face.

    Counts baby possums AGAIN in disbelief. No wonder she can’t lift her head.

  12. Elanor says:

    Poor mummy possum looks exhausted. No wonder too – kid overload!

  13. Mike T says:

    the cling-on family 🙂

  14. Queen of Dork says:

    Mom’s expression in that pic is priceless. And she looks so…trudgey. I would be pissed if that was me. And it looks like it’s really hot wherever that is. Man, I thought I had it hard when I had my ONE baby to carry around! Happy Mother’s Day to that…what are those animals? Oh. Scrolled up. Happy Mother’s Day, overworked possum mommy!!!!

  15. Super Bunny says:

    Just thought I’d let you know, I hate those ads blocking half the picture. I wouldn’t buy anything from those companies just becaue they’re so annoying!

  16. janet2buns says:

    @ffleur: 11 kits that we can see…..there well could be more hanging off her other side. And they’re all the same age, meaning no one is heading off to kindergarten anytime soon to lessen the burden for at least part of the day! Happy Mother’s Day, poor possum mama!

  17. Queen of Dork says:

    Super Bunny: I agree. That is annoying. But I think maybe that’s how the CO staff makes money? I’m not sure. But I think maybe that’s how people with a free blog make money is from advertisements? I’m really not sure how that works.

  18. Queen of Dork says:

    janet2buns: Here is my mom experience with kindergarten. I don’t know how it works in other states/countries, but here, kindergarten was only half a day. I worked swing shift in a casino on the strip here in Vegas at the time so I got home around 3:00 in the morning. I would take a quick little nap around 4:00. Then turn around and wake back up at 7:00 to walk my daughter to the bus stop to catch the bus to take her to kindergarten. Then go back home and sleep for a bit until 12:00 to meet her at the bus stop again to walk her back home. Then talk to her about her day and stuff and give her lunch and maybe try to nap some more until it was time to go to work again at 6:00 pm. Her dad would take care of her then. Man. That exhausts me thinking about that schedule. I don’t know how I did that. Happy Mother’s Day to myself! I’m glad things are easier now that she’s a teenager. (yes, things are better now that she’s a teen. to all moms of little ones out there, they really don’t become horrible when they become teens. My child is a teen and she’s FABULOUS AND WONDERFUL!!) :).

  19. janet2buns says:

    @Q of D: Indeed, Happy Mothers’ Day to you for sure. Actually, you’re right sometimes kindergarten is more trouble than it’s worth. I got really lucky, I took turns with 2 neighbours doing the back and forth thing to the bus stop so I only had to do it 1/3 of the time. We had kids the same age and we worked it with the school that they all had either morning or afternoon kindergarten. Around here they’re phasing in full day kindergarten but it’s expensive and it’s going to take awhile. And I would take a pouting teenager over an infant with colic anytime at all!

  20. Queen of Dork says:

    janet2buns: Happy Mother’s Day to you, girlfriend! It’s nice to have somebody who understands! 🙂

  21. wow. that possum needs ‘happy mother’s day’ to inifinity!

    i love the title of today’s post, lol. and i love possums!!! too cute!

  22. You can barely see the mama possum for all the kits.

  23. cambridge_rat_mom says:

    Poor dear. I count 12 hangers-on!

  24. We should name that poor possum mother Minivan.

  25. cellarmouse says:

    those kits are gettin pretty old to live at home – i think mommy oughta read “Atlas Shrugged”

    well … of course, mommies never shrug … it’s in rheir dna … happy mother’s day all you mamamouses!

  26. They look old enough to be walking. Why is she carrying them?
    Spoiled brats if you ask me. They probably only get off her back to sit in front of the TV or computer! Kids these days, grumble grumble… 😉

    My hat off to all mothers out there!

  27. alexes says:

    poor little mom. she needs a wagon to pull behind her.

  28. Queen of Dork says:

    Gigi: Yeah. They probably watch some of that newfangled crap like Blue’s Clues or Little Bear or something. Instead of watching The Flintstones or the Jetsons or something cool like that. *grumble* 🙂

  29. chanpon says:

    Oh, poor mom will need some Calgon to take her away after this!

  30. kibblenibble says:

    😯 Oh my goodness! Happy Mom’s Day, all you moms out there.

  31. Ghost Rabbit says:

    Whose bright idea was it to take the Brownie Troop hiking, anyway?

  32. cheerydumpling says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the CO moms, all the possums, and most of all, to my very own Mumma. You’re the best, Mom! Thanks for carrying me on your back all those years. 🙂

  33. @Queenie, Happy Mother’ s Day! And to everybody else!
    Just all you kids wait til you have kids!!! That’s a LOT of possums!! 😆

  34. Michelle says:

    Yikes! Can we get a warning if you post possum pics??!!! I don’t mean to be a Mother’s Day bummer but ewww…. I will have to tell my mom I don’t want to go out for breakfast now because I lost my appetite!

  35. Thanks for making me laugh today! 🙂

  36. flutterbye says:

    @Mike LOL Cling-on family! Now I unnerstand why the Klingons are so ill-tempered! If I had to lug around a dozen snarling kits, I’d be teh quintessential grouch too!

  37. flutterbye says:


  38. @ Queen of Dork LOL! The older I get the more I catch myself saying thing like:
    “In my day…” and “Kids today!”
    And then I wonder just when it was I turned into my mother! 🙂

  39. Queen of Dork says:

    Gigi: I know. I find myself telling my daughter about The Olden Days when one had to actually stand up and walk across the room over to the TV set to manually turn the knob to change the (one of three) channel.

  40. Oh this poor mama!! I want to pluck each baby off of her and give her a cocktail and a foot rub!!! And then write a nice check to Planned Parenthood.

  41. Paunchie says:

    Get offa mah back!

    I love their little tailios! And pink nose-ies!

  42. Just last Wednesday, I lost my, “Mom.” She was my mother’s sister, Ann, who had been mothering me since my Mom died in 1984.

    I woke up this morning and thought about calling her for Mother’s Day, then realized I’d have to make the call from my heart, not my phone.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you CO moms of every kind!

  43. Yitzysmommie says:

    Oh Fern, {{{{{FERN}}}}}}} – Big Hugs to you.
    I too was thinking of my late Mom and my late Mother in Law who loved me like her own. Lends poignancy and a few tears to an otherwise joyful day.
    My stepdaughter’s birthday is tomorrow, so instead of having a Mother’s Day off cooking I am making her favorite requested meals for her birthday today!
    Happy Mothers day out there to ALL our CO Moms – from kids, kittens, puppies, opossums, otters, ellyphants, ducklings, piglets, baby birdies and assorted other babies today! Even baby squidlets.

  44. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    What the…? I think the third one from the left is the neighbors’ kid.

  45. For all the Mothers!!!

  46. Queen of Dork says:

    I’m sorry Fern. Hugs to you from me! I know how that feels. It’s not good. But you’ll be okay. (more hugs to you)

  47. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: Check mate.

  48. Mamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! OoooooooooOOOooooooooo!!!!


  49. opossum says:

    Yay! It’s my peeps (er…opossums)!

    Factoid: The baby opossums hang onto mama for the early portion of their lives and when they get old enough, they simply fall off her back and begin their new young adult lives where they land. Kind of bittersweet, but it’s the way of the opossum.

    And what good mamas they are! Happy Mother’s Day!

  50. Opossums are very protective mothers. Never go near one, especially if she has babies!! I do think they’re gorgeous though. Love their fur and beady eyes. I see them around my neighborhood all the time.

  51. T.U.M. says:

    I call the big one “Bitey.”

  52. KatieKat says:

    This hooj pile of babies makes me nostalgic; I used to pet-sit for a wildlife rehabilitator. Possums tend to be shy and stinky in the wild but they are sweet as babies! They would ride on my shoulders and eat scraps when I cooked. They hold food with their little paws and wrap their tails in your hair.

    Evolution tidbit: they are almost unchanged from several million years ago. The earliest mammals probably resembled possums. The more you know!

  53. Shermy? As in the one from “Peanuts”? (Hope so).

  54. cute or sad!!!

  55. JoshN. says:

    Happy Mother’s Day everyone 🙂

  56. tavella says:

    Aw! I rescued two orphaned opossums the last couple of weeks, they are off at the Wildlife Rescue, soon to graduate to the Possum Pen outdoors. Apparently they have a bunch, because it’s the time of year when they start falling off their mom’s back because they are too big (though mine were truly orphaned.)

    Sadly, I have no pictures, they were so scared I didn’t have the heart to stress them out any more by hauling them out for the camera.

  57. *puts nerd glasses on*

    Actually, because opossums are marsupials, their babies are called “joeys” not “kits”. Moms have 13 nipples in their pouches, and the little jelly bean joeys latch onto them and stay there until they’re ready to be weaned. So this mum actually would have been able to accommodate two more bebehs, at least in the pouch. ‘Course, she prolly would have had to add a sidecar to carry them.

    *takes nerd glasses off*

  58. Oh. My. GAWD! That’s priceless!

  59. @Linda – I’ve lived around possums and I still think they’re cute — the haters are just weird, as far as I’m concerned. They’re nowhere near as mean as raccoons (nonviolent resistance!) and their saliva is very clean. They’re one of the least likely wild animals to carry rabies. Possum pride!

  60. They must have fed in shifts.

  61. just testing out the log in thing because wordpress doesn’t seem to know I have a log-in!

  62. victoreia says:

    ……and that’s why I don’t have children of the human variety…..

  63. When I see names like “Shermy” and “Rupert” in the caption, I don;t need to check the byline to know it’s a NOMTOM post.

  64. Have YOUR pets spayed and neutered!

  65. eternalcanadian says:

    aww, so cute!