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8.12.2009

a mommy what!?!

Forgive me if I have written about this before, because right now i fall into the ambiguous territory of being merely functionally retarded. And despite my abundant free time, I am too lazy to scour my archives, so suck it up cause I am writing about it, again (?): The first time someone called me a "mommy blogger," i had the figurative reaction of looking over my shoulder to see who they were talking to.  When i turned back around and questioningly pointed to myself, the eyes were indeed on me. I'd never heard this term before. "Mommy" yes. Thousands of times a day. "blogger" yes. Reluctantly...but only because blog is such a farty sounding word. I wear both labels with pride, but together?? Something about it made me feel haggish, used, written off. Cause who really wants to know how many times I've been thrown up on? or how many days it's been since i've shaved my legs?? But last night as I very pregnant and nauseously leaned over the kitchen sink, crying, nose running, with my sweet helpless husband by my side, I knew that being a mommy is predominantly what I am.  It's not everything sure, for I am many things, but it IS a big fat amazing part of me...
(This isn't to say I think i am an amazing mother...CONFESSION: while other moms were sobbing in the school hallways, I was basically skidding out of the parking lot on my daughter's first day of kindergarden).
...but rather that I know motherhood is an amazing calling....my most important on this earth, in fact! And since blogging about it is one way i chose to connect with the world...well that makes me a "mommy blogger". There I said it. So even though i never intended to be a "M.B"....by recognition of my readers, that is the content that has predominantly, and often times ungracefully, come out of my head. And I am so totally proud of that! So whether I am deserving or not, I have been pleasantly surprised by my nomination for the Project Mommyhood: 
I don't know all the details yet, but I know that voting is from Aug 15th to Aug 31st, and the winner gets a swag bag of a whole lot of mommy amazingness ;) I am SO thrilled to be up for discussion! (And even more thrilled that Sheamus finally fell asleep after and hour of crying that he wasn't tired while I tried to write this post AND email Lesley from Project Mommyhood ). So even though my brain is like scrambled eggs, i have still managed to scratch something halfway coherent here...thanks to the multitasking and selective hearing skills I've picked up throughout my seven years of motherhood. That has gotta mean something ;)
now go vote!!

7 comments:

Lauren Elizabeth Crazypants said...

well, i will most definitely be voting for you!

valerie said...

Can't wait to vote!

"you are funny" just sounds so bland. But really. You are.
You're just funny.

Krista said...

got my vote. and your boys eyelashes are ah-mazing!

Sara said...

Congratulations on the nomnination!

(And I would LOVE to know how many times someone has thrown up on you.)

jasmine said...

eeeek! how exciting! you're definitely getting my vote!

Renee said...

Congratulations on a deserved nomination! You've got my vote!

(Also, I too had the "Mommyblog" fear at first. Owning it is pretty liberating, because now we can make it mean what it want it to mean. And you've made it mean something kind of awesome.)

missy. said...

congrats mommy blogger. you and your children are beautiful.

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