In an era when it is generally accepted that one sex is the same as the other, I have taken on the final frontier of thought: I have decided to become a Mommy Blogger.
This may seem strange at first, and you may question my bona fides as to being a Mommy Blogger, because I am not a mommy and do not even have children, but I find this not to be a problem. After all, car bloggers write about cars, and they do not manufacture or fix them; sports bloggers write about sports, but do not play the games they write about; and political bloggers abound, written by people who have never run for office, so I am qualified. I want this established.
We are the results of our genes, and by age five or so our personalities are shaped. Most of that shaping is done, for better and worse, by our mothers. When we grow older we often mirror or echo those same traits, so the topic of today's Mommy Blog by Rich, is the Mommy in all of us.
How does this carry over to adulthood. I will just list some positive mommy traits and some negative mommy traits, and then let you reflect on your own actions (as an adult) and on the actions of others you know.
Positive Mommy Traits:
Negative Mommy Traits:
In most Mommy Blogs, I've noticed a mix of all of the above. Usually the negative mommy traits are thinly disguised by sarcastic humor or scatological references. The positive mommy traits are stated and elaborated on, as if good behavior should be noticed and applauded: "Look at me, I changed the diaper". Almost always the mommy blogger is projecting the mommy's personality and ethics upon their child or children. Writing about baby is writing about them: ego, pure and simple.
Nothing wrong with that. Everybody has an ego, but is drivel about your child or what you do to it necessary or good?
The question of the day. No, two questions are this:
- Why do mommy bloggers exploit their children thus?
- Does any mommy blogger think that the rest of the world is interested?
Is your mommy blog a reflection of your mother, good, bad or ugly?