Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I'm Not That Kind of Mom

I've been paying close attention to the moms that are around me lately and I'm just different.  I went to an indoor play area lately and a lot of moms were completely decked out in high heels and everything.  I think it's great to look good and feel good, but is that really practical?  But it's more than that.  When I was growing up and it was time to leave the park my mom would holler across the play ground to tell me that it was time to go and if I said no she'd yell something else back at me somewhere along the lines of, "Get your rear in gear and let's go before I leave you here."  But this is what I hear, "Mommy really needs to leave and you're hurting mommy's feelings by not coming down from there.  Can you pretty please with a cherry on top come down?  No!  Oh you silly boy, get down from there.  No? Ok, a few more minutes pumpkin."  These moms give me the death look as I throw my screaming toddler over my shoulder and carry her out.

Also, I get that Isabella is the most common name in like the world.  And usually wherever we go there's another Isabella.  I couldn't care less.  I think her name is beautiful.  But people pick names for there kids that they chose specifically because they're out of this universe unique.  I understand you not wanting a popular name, but some of the classic names are so beautiful...Sophia, Danielle, Jennifer, Michael, Jacob...there's nothing wrong with being classic.  Just because the name Moon Man hasn't graced the top 100 names in Social Security does not make it a fitting name for your child.  And really, they'll probably get teased if you name them Facebook Myspace Windjoy.

I'm all about nutrition.  I think it's really important to put wholesome, organic food into my family, but I am not spending $9 on an organic clove of garlic.  I don't know what a carbon foot print is, and while I love the idea of a farmer's market, I'd have no idea where to find one.  I think breast is best but I don't want to crucify the makers of Enfamil.

Maybe it's just me.  Maybe because I live in the suburbs now when I grew up in the inner city and things are different there.  Maybe I'm just a little bit old school, but I'm just not that kind of ultra modern mom.
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Emily said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I'm pretty sure I've hauled my kids out kicking and screaming before and nope I won't pay 9 dollars for organic anything. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

I'm right there with you, in my flip flops with my yelling toddler with a classic name not getting what she wants while I feed her non-organic garlic.

Lindsey Brackett said...

I feed my kids poptarts and pawn them off on my mother-in-law so I can blog. I like our kind of moms better. Plus, our kids are going to know the meaning of the word "no".

Rachel said...

I think your kid will respect you one day! That is not a bad thing! These people who are afraid to tell their two year olds no scare me a little! Those two year olds are eventually going to be 18 year old adults who don't know how to take being told no! The whole tantrum thing? Much cuter and more acceptable to get it over with at two!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

When I hear "those" kind of moms begging their kids to behave, I just want to smack them.
You are MY kind of mom!

Desi said...

I think that I might love you after this! and just to be clear, Olivia is the 2nd most popular name in Canada. I guess it just wasn't something I thought about at the time I named her...but it's ok, she is def. and Olivia.

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