I can't believe it, but I have been nominated for the "Best Homeschool Dad Blog award." This is the second year in a row...and I just don't get it. Honestly, nominated once...well that's cool...but two times...what's the deal with that? Golly...considering theMangoTimes exists for an audience of about 5 people...I'm thankful just for the nomination.

But...let's get serious people...I'm not here to hang nominations on the wall. I'm here to win and win big...and it's only going to happen with you!

I'm not sure that ridiculous candy or posts about my best friend or pictures of me as a kid qualify me for an award called "BEST."

I'm also not certain that I should be considered alongside "Doug's Blog" because he has about a bizillion readers. But remember this...with theMangoTimes...what you are getting is the real deal...I am in fact "a homeschooling dad" and I asked my kids today and they already told me that I am the best. So if you need proof or confidence to place your vote...there you have it.

Yup, this is the real deal here at theMT...I'm a homeschool dad, married to a homeschool wife, and we do our best to homeschool all eight mangokids. And get this...there is no agenda with theMangoTimes. I do share some homeschooling thoughts, but by now you should know that if you read theMangoTimes, it's because you want to turn your head sideways and look at the world a little differently (well...that or because you really like Coke in a bottle that is made in Mexico). I realize that one of you reads this because you are my mom and you feel obligated (and you don't want to be embarrassed by what I write).

Remember, voting is based on actual votes...whether I win or not, I'm gonna keep posting my thoughts and updates about the mango kids and the goofy junk they do. But, let's remember why you are reading this post, it's because you want to vote for do that, I need your, swing by...and drop a vote for Fletch at theMangoTimes!

Oh yeah...don't forget to vote for Kendra too!

Quietly making noise,