My Favorite Child (Ralph)

April 1, 2011

Note from Design Mom: I went on a date with Ben Blair tonight and apparently forgot to log out. Ralph saw his chance and pulled another prank. In case you’re worried, I’ve never called Ralph sexy.

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Ralph is but an angel. From the heavens he looked down. Now he is here for us. The following are the words of a haiku I wrote for him.

Ralph is my Angel

He is my bestest fave child

I love you Ralph Blair

Okay There was the haiku now back to more ralph. Here is the list of the 5 best things about him. Although there are infinite reasons, I have chosen but a few…

1. He is cooler than everyone

2. He is better than everyone

3. He is stronger than everyone

4. He is hotter than everyone

5. He has 612 girlfriends

Now I move onto the lyrics of the song I wrote for ralph ( to the tune of twinkle twinkle little star)

Ralph you are my favorite child

Can I keep you for awhile

Your so perfect

In all ways

I love you

I’m in a craze

Ralph your so cool, cooler than me

lets go drink a cup of tea!

Now lets move on to the best ralph quotes. (one of my favorite sections)

“Hasta la vista, baby.”

“To be or not to be. That is the question.”

“e=mc2.”

Ralph is too sexy for his shirt.

Finally, here is a video featuring his rad moves. Rad people don’t freeze. They burn.

Here is the video ( worth viewing)

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{ 127 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eryka Glover April 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Ralph – You Rock!!

We miss you guys.

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2 raleigh-elizabeth April 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

ralph, last year’s was better… but this was almost as good : )

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3 Julie April 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

April Fool’s Day Joke from Ralph maybe? :)

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4 alyssa April 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm

BEST THING EVER!!! :)

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5 Caitlyn April 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I am jealous of Ralph and his 612 girlfriends.
I don’t even have one. <(

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6 Sarah April 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Totally awesome.

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7 Bridget April 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Looks like you need a new password, Gabrielle! :)

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8 elisabeth*itsyfactor April 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

You are adorable Ralph. If only I were 20 years younger.

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9 Karli April 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

So I’ve read your blog for a while but never commented. I just have to say… I don’t even know Ralph but I think he’s the best too! This is my favorite blog April Fool’s of the Day! Good on you Ralph. You crack me up!

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10 Adventures In babywearing April 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

LOL I love the video! :)

Steph

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11 Brenna @ Almost All The Truth April 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Love it! Way to go, Ralph. :)

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12 amanda April 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

What a way to kick start this month.

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13 amy April 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

does your mom know you did that?
I hope my kids do stuff like that when they get older!

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14 Ms. Amy April 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

That is pure gold. Worth framing on the wall….. or at least printing out & keeping for his future bride.

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15 Christine April 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

That guy has a great future.
Totally awesome.

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16 Kim April 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Love it!!! Good one Ralph :)

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17 Kaila Lifferth April 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm

best April Fools yet. Way to go Ralph! I had heard rumor that you were the favorite, this only confirms my suspicions.

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18 Jaimie F. April 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

This is so great! Oh my, he will be so embarrassed some day. But what an awesome guy!

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19 Kim April 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Hilarious.

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20 Danielle B. April 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

that’s hysterical! Go Ralph!

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21 Jocelyn Naquin April 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm

HA! That is hilarious! Great job Ralph! I’m so impressed!

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22 Laura April 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Hilarious! Let us know when he gets his own reality show.

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23 S April 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Too funny! Ralph is an rather witty, no?

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24 Laura Barlow April 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

This is perfect! By now Ralph will have at LEAST 947 girlfriends!!!

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25 Mrs. Cox April 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm

That was just all sorts of awesome. Nice work, Ralph!

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26 Tamsin April 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Oh my goodness, the wink! The wink! That made me laugh so hard :)

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27 Lindsay April 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Ok I absolutely love Ralph this is so funny and so cute! Just like a tween boy to do something like this and how perfect on April Fools day! Go Ralph!

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28 Lissa April 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm

You’re the bomb Ralph! Do you answer all the comments like you mom does?

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29 Jessa April 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

That is hilarious! Love it!

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30 Kimberly April 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

As a mom with four boys – you should be incredibly proud of the parenting you have done. What a great, creative, and funny kid! I would guess he adds quite a bit of personality to the house…
Great post Ralph – you are fabulous!

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31 Heather April 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Ralph – SO DANG FUNNY! Nice work. :)

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32 Aliesha April 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Oh man…I love that you pointed out that you’ve never called your son sexy. Too funny!

I have to say though, I LOVED his joke last year…I guess he didn’t have quite the opportunity for such a good one again this year!

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33 the emily April 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

That is one cool kid. I mean really really cool. What kid his age–BOY his age–has ever been cool enough to videotape himself and let your thousands upon thousands of readers watch it? Insane. I love it!

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34 esther @ Amateur Housewife April 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Can Ralph get his own blog?

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35 Amanda Gann April 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed that.

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36 elisabeth April 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Dear Ralph:

Thank you for making my day. I have someone I’d like to set you up with in about 10 years..

Love, Elisabeth

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37 Sarah S. April 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

you and your whole family are too funny! Great prank Ralph!

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38 m e l April 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

You guys are hilarious!!

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39 Tarin Raffferty Inspired April 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

LOVE IT!!!

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40 Laura April 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Hahaha! I was wondering if we would hear from Ralph this year. What a clever guy.

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41 kalanicut April 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

This is hilarious, witty, charming and sweet. What a fun boy you have! I’m sure he learned some of that from somewhere. ;) Well done, Ralph!

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42 Sara April 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Too, too crazy hysterical!!!!!

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43 nic April 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

this made my day!

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44 Nick April 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I wish I was that cool at his age.

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45 Robyn April 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

What a great April Fool’s Prank.

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46 Tegan M. April 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Oh my. That is the funniest thing I have seen in a LONG time. Dying! Ralph is my favorite, too. :)

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47 Karen M April 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

BRAVO! Well done, Rad Ralph!

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48 tracy April 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm

He must be prepping to become a future member of divine comedy with those dance moves. I loved it! Great April Fools!

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49 Jan @ Family Bites April 1, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Absolutely the best. I hope my boys are as creative and clever as Ralph when they’re thirteen.

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50 Lucie B. April 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!! Sorry, that is brilliant!!! Very clever!

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51 Maureen April 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Although it is impossible for parents to pick a favorite child, tonight, Ralph is MY favorite of your children! What a awesome sense of humor!

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52 Colleen April 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Okay, as the mother of two boys, that is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. It made my day. My compliments to Ralph.

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53 Elizabeth {e tells tales} April 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm

What a personality. I hope my sons are just as brilliant and funny with their little pranks one day!

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54 nicole h April 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

HILARIOUS!!! I want a son as awesome as Ralph!!! Seriously though thanks for the laugh today!

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55 Diane @ kitchen-dreams April 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Love this! Fantastic sense of humor you all have. Love the video and the voice over and the tiny little flash on his partner in crime at the very end. So, so funny.

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56 Dee Wood April 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

That is one cool kid. Go Ralph, you rock!

And I know as parents we aren’t supposed to pick favorites, but seriously, how could this little charmer NOT be?!

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57 liz April 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

hilarious! he really is pretty cool.

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58 pepper April 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

giggling

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59 sarahjane April 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Who is this child that he could not only think of a prank of this caliber but also execute such a stunning video?! That’s fantastic.

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60 ellen patton April 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

He’s a character!

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61 Cecily April 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm

This is awesome! One of my most favorite things is when people don’t log out of facebook or email – I always change their status to something completely off the wall and one time I even sent emails to everyone in my sister’s address book saying how amazing she is and how blessed everyone is to know her. BUT I’ve never been gutsy enough to post on blogs!

Ralph – you have given me wings!

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62 Andrea April 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

That video was hysterical!!! love it!

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63 Susan Aust April 1, 2011 at 9:07 pm

That was hilarious. Bravo!

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64 Rachel April 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Awesome sauce. 100% PURE awesome sauce!

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65 Angela April 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Oh my gosh. I can’t stop laughing!!! I. Love. This. Video.

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66 Cathi April 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Ralph is a treasure Gabby!! Sneaky and talented too!!

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67 Janet April 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

That was simply awesome!

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68 april's craft nest April 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

now that is what i call a post, baby! brilliant!

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69 Nicole April 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Oh my god, that is hilarious! Go Ralph!

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70 Lynda April 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm

TOO FUNNY and ADORABLE! :D

Ralph,
Being a totally cool young man, I have a feeling you will really get a kick out of what I did to my class as a prank today!
http://whirlwindblogger.blogspot.com/2011/04/they-tried-to-get-revenge-all-morning.html
What do you think?!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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71 Kath April 2, 2011 at 12:47 am

A haiku for Ralph…

Ralph totally rocks
A talented Blair child, non?
Gabby must be proud :-)

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72 Ale April 2, 2011 at 1:08 am

Gabrielle please let him have a blog, and please please give us the link to it!
And probably it’s time to leave a little space on this blog to your other kids, too!

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73 Jenny also April 2, 2011 at 4:10 am

That video rocks! Ralph is one talented kid.

(If anyone is looking for validation of the Oedipus Complex; they’ve got it here!)

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74 Sara April 2, 2011 at 6:06 am

Pretty impressive Ralph! Confidence and a sense of humor – what a perfect combination! Still cracking up!

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75 HollowSquirrel April 2, 2011 at 6:12 am

Ha! Nice work, Ralph. You made me LOL.

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76 Susie April 2, 2011 at 6:22 am

I love it! That is a funny kid.

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77 Cassie April 2, 2011 at 6:28 am

Modest! Haha!
That was pretty hilarious!

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78 jjzach April 2, 2011 at 6:59 am

Love how he took on Design Mom’s writing style!

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79 Morgan April 2, 2011 at 8:17 am

What a clever child! Cute April Fool’s joke!

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80 Amanda April 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

That made my morning! So hysterical! That kid is going places.

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81 currystrumpet April 2, 2011 at 9:44 am

Hilarious! Good one, Ralph!

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82 marta April 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

Juajaujauajauaa! Funny kid! you are good Ralph! keep going…

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83 Autumn April 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm

FUN!

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84 Christine April 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Ralph. Rocks.

That is one cool kid!

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85 Melanie Holmes April 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

This is the perfect video to show at Ralph’s wedding.

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86 christine mchale April 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm

i have a funny brother just like him, except he is almost 30 and still pulling these crazy pranks. gotta love the humor in big families. cheers to ralph!

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87 Heidella April 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm

That was the coolest thing I’ve ever read on a blog. I hope it was all Ralph. Awesome.

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88 miggy April 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I think Ralph is my favorite child.

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89 sara April 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Ralph will never cease to please me.

Sigh… if you guys can’t move back, can Ralph come live in our attic for a year?!

The haiku was the best.

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90 Colleen Schmitt April 3, 2011 at 7:54 am

Fantastic Ralph! Every part is better than the next!

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91 Tina C. April 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

Ralph is amazing! He should start his own blog.

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92 Cathy Lane April 3, 2011 at 8:58 am

This made me laugh and smile all day. Gabby, you are in for so much trouble. You should have prayed for a shy, homely son. I well remember taking my way to cute and confident son to back to school night his Freshman year. As we entered the already crowded room and moved down the isle to find a seat EVERY girl came up to greet him and then giggle. I longed to have him copy his older brother who was so shy and scared of girls that he became mute any time one approached him. Much easier for a mother. Urge Ralph to use his powers for good only. He’s too cute for words.

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93 Margie April 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

What a turkey! Love it.

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94 Kristen E April 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Go, Ralph! :) This post made me and my husband laugh a bunch. We’re childless right now, but we hope our future kids are as cool as Ralph!

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95 M'Liss Shurtleff April 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm

What a cool kid. Great self esteem. Someones doing something right in raising this creative kid. Must be you!

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96 Kristen Duke Photography April 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

that was really cute;) what a son you have.

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97 vanessa @ silly eagle books April 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This was absolutely adorable and hilarious. I love it. What a creative son you have. Way to go, Ralph!

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98 Olivia April 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I love, love, love this! You have the most adorable family!

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99 whitney April 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

This is my favorite post ever in the history of the internet. Ever.

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100 Marti April 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Too funny! Kind of spooky how much he looks exactly like you.

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