Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Contributors wanted

I am not the most eloquent, or the smartest, or the most fed up--and I would love to have some help from you. I don't care what kind of a Mommy you are, as long as you don't try to get me to finger paint.

9 comments:

waldo said...

I think you are a great mommy no matter what. And I love you. And you are also a great wife, and I don't care who knows it.

Love,

w.

~j. said...

Tia bought fingerpaint for the girls for Easter.

Just wait 'till she has kids... (tee hee)

So...how do we contribute?

La Yen said...

Thanks, honey. Here is your $20.

~J, however you want. I know that you are a great mommy, and I want to know what you do that is different than what I do. And I want to know what makes you feel inadequate, and I want to know what you see as hypocrisy, and what you see as divisive. I want reassurance that you can be different than everyone else, and still be a good mommy. Get it?

La Yen said...

And Bing! you are now a contributor

Queen Scarlett said...

By the way...do we have to be either a good or bad mommy? Can't we all just be mommies? If you want me to ...let me know how I can contribute...

La Yen said...

email me and I will sign you up! johnsongalan atyahoo

And that is EXACTLY what I am talking about.

cabesh said...

Count me in!

compulsive writer said...

Love it! I learned something interesting once (and only once.) I read a rather gritty autobiography of this girl who had been neglected and abused. But through the worst of it she loved her mommy and she needed and wanted her mommy. I'm not saying either way that she should or shouldn't have had a shot in foster care. But what that tells me that on a very core level kids need and love their mommies--even when they are a bad mommy.

Bottom line: we are almost always the best our kids are going to get--even when we are not at our best. And for most kids that's OK. That's life.

Good mommies love their kids. (Even when they don't particularly like them.) And somehow those good mommies learn to deal with all those conflicted feelings sorting themselves out in their hearts and minds and it's all a part of the mommy package. That's life, too.

Great idea--I can't wait to read more!

Bek said...

I love this... and I agree with what QS started and you followed up with. What works for one mommy doesn't have to work for another. We can take what we need from the wealth of advice out there and use it to deal with it how we want...

I am in... if you want me...