When I started this blog I had no idea what blogging really was. I was a new young mom and I had a lot of things to talk about. Questions, antidotes and humorous mommy things to discuss. Before I knew it, I woke up and found myself a “mommy blogger.” For a long time I delighted in being a “mommy blogger.” I was good at it, possibly because my child seems to be more monsterous then most of yours but also because I have no qualms about embarrassing myself. I enjoyed being a “mommy blogger (oh fuck it I’m already sick of using quotes) mostly because I loved reading comments that I wasn’t alone. In real life face to face women often find it hard to admit their child isn’t perfect. They find it hard to say,
“you know, I’m really having a bad day today. My son poured pink robitussin all over my $150.00 bed sheet then sopped it up with tissue which he stuck to the walls and dresser, then poured it all over my earplugs and carpet. While I was cleaning that up my son pulled all his coats off his wall, buried his brother, tipped over his chairs, threw his socks at the fan and filled a bucket with water and poured it over him and his brother. While I cleaned that he dumped cheetos all over the table then poured milk over them in an attempt to clean it up. After all that I was minding my own business brushing my teeth when I turned around to see my son opening up all my girl products and sticking them all over the walls, the toilet AND HIS BROTHER. He then opened a crest white strip I didnt even know I had and ate it.”**
You never hear that in real life. You also don’t hear about how some moms lose it. They yell, they get mad, they say angry things and put their kid in time out. But, you come here, to the blog world and you find clarity. You see your not alone and it’s relaxing and refreshing and fucking relieving.
After a while I started reading negative things about mommy bloggers. Mommy blogger became a stigma. It was like a disease. I noticed people saying, “oh don’t read them, they are just mommy bloggers.” So I shied away. I backed down from the mommy gig and made it more about me. I stopped posting as often because with out my kids, I’m really nothing. I started fearing people would peg me for a mommy blogger and stop reading me. At the same time I noticed my comments winding down. My friends, my blogger buddies were moms. I suspect I became someone they could no longer relate to. I think I got caught up wanting to please asshole people out there who have something against being a mom and being a blogger. Those people who are to selfish to have kids and appreciate the humor in a good poop story. People who think they are above the rest of us because they write about bigger better more important things like sex drugs and rock n roll.
Shit, my version of sex is cramming it in when the baby sleeps, or figuring out where and how to do it while the baby sleeps in the center of my bed. My version of drugs is a good stiff one a day followed with a Vitamin C chaser. My version of Rock N Roll is viewed daily on my Yahoo messenger by my friends, just ask how often I get laughed at for blasting “the wheels on the bus at work.”
So what. I’m a geek. I’m a mom. I have tissue, and wipes, and a dirty diaper in my purse.
I AM A MOM!!!!!! I’m sick of conforming to what people want me to be. I’m tired of being embarrassed of who I am. I’m a mom. My kids do stupid shit daily. I fuck up as a parent daily. I take really cute pictures of my boys. I AM A MOM!
I’ve been holding back great pictures of the boys, for fear that people would click away because I was deemed a mommy blog. I’ve held back hysterical stories about poop, and about daycare, and boogers, and POOP for fear that people would remove me from their blog roll because I was a lowly mommy blogger.
But no more. The photos are returning. The tales of how misguided I am are coming back. The stories about how much I struggle with being a good mom will return. The antics of all the poop and boogers and vomit shall come back with a vengeance.
I know my audience. I know my friends. I know who out there has my back. If you don’t want to read me because I”m a mommy blogger THEN GO THE FUCK AWAY AND STOP READING.
I am a mommy blogger HEAR ME ROAR!
**This was my morning this morning