I just finished reading Jenny Allen's hilarious article titled, "I'm a Mom". When I started reading it, I was confused. Is this for real? She writes:
When Michelle Obama calls herself Mom-In-Chief, I am, like, "Amen, sister!," because Mrs. Obama knows what we all know: your husband may be a very important person, but who runs the show at home? Not Dad. Mom. But I think Ann Romney carries the day here. Unlike Mrs. Obama, when Mrs. Romney talks so movingly to the women of America, she leaves out the childless gals . . . Because, if you're not a mom, you may not be a bad person, but you are an extraneous person."Then, I knew this article was a satire. And loved each word of it. It's this kind of banter that I hear at the playground sometimes and find on mommy blogs all the time. It drives me bonkers when I here stuff like this (from the article):
No one ever thanks us [moms] for anything, and we moms learn to be fine with it, learn that our children's smiling faces . . . are thanks enough.
The single gals, the gals who haven't had children, don't understand that. They expect to be thanked for things. . . Giving is our job. You [single gals] may understand expensive shoes . . .but you don't understand that it's all about the giving.Hahaha. I hate that I've actually heard similar conversations. I've probably even been guilty of participating in conversations like that in my early months of motherhood. Not anymore though! I'm much too wise to do something that repulsive now.
I'm so glad someone wrote the article. It long over due. I just hope it gets read by the right people! And they pick up on the sarcasm. Especially the Ann Romney/Snooki BFF part. It's just like the time Tori Spelling and I laughed together in solidarity and were bonded for life thanks to motherhood! Isn't it grand.