Yeah, I'm A Mom - Deal With It!

It is true; I am a mom. In fact, my daughter has called this a "Mom Blog" and it somehow made me feel vaguely insulted. Kind of like I had nothing to say that wasn't related to my "momness." Of course, that's not true or maybe I just didn't get it - "Mom" is who I am to her (and my son) and consequently everything I say is related to that in their eyes. Now while I haven't yet blogged about diapers or nap-time or time-outs or teaching your teens to drive or curfews or finding time for yourself to keep from going crazy or any of that mom stuff, I do have that capability.

So watch out! I may not go off like Anita Renfroe with her "Momsense", but I absolutely could.

William Tell Overture for Moms @ Yahoo! Video

In fact, I'm also a woman. So while yes, I may have rebuilt a carburetor or two, repaired the occasional broken mechanical object and programmed electronics, I can still relate to most things female. Hence, I will also be buying Anita's book, "The Purse-Driven Life", for my mom for Mother's Day. While I am currently not that into purses and shoes, I could be. I really could be.

So "Yay!" for complexity. "Yay!" for women (and kids and men and all creatures) not being pigeon-holed into stereotypical roles or likes or dislikes or even jobs (diaper-changing is not necessarily gender or age specific, by the way) and for being who they really are!

So this is what a mom looks like:

But so is this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

Well, okay, maybe not her.

And now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go make roll-out cookies ...


Delighted Scribbler said...

LOL Hysterical way to come out of the mom closet! I love your style.

I'm not a mom and can't rebuild... well, anything much. But I shopping is a form of torture to me, and I have a teflon memory for celebrity gossip, despite my double-x chromosome combo, so I'm right there with you on the stereotypes-suck perspective.

Georganna Hancock M.S. said...

Keep it up! You're hilarious.

Now, if your daughter REALLY wanted to insult you, she would have called this a "Mommy Blog" and you a "Mommy Blogger". "Mom Blog" sounds, kinda O.K. to me. But whatta I know, if I had antecedents, I'd be a Great-Grand Mommy Blogger, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Mom's are wonderful women!