Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Real Truth About Real Moms

I've been tagged by Queen of the Mayhem and Janet a.k.a. Wonder Mom to tell you about real moms. Honestly, these two women each hit the mark dead on with their posts. I'm not sure what I can add, but since they were nice enough to think of me I'll give it whirl.

Real moms? You want to know the ugly truth? Our deepest, darkest secret?

We have NO shame.

Sure real moms look around the table at a work meeting and secretly want to look like the single fashionistas, but they'll wear an outfit from Target if it means their chilren get the birthday present of their dreams or a memorable vacation.

Real moms gag at the smell of vomit, but they'll go to the pharmacy with it in their hair when their toddler is running a fever and can't keep anything down.

Real moms will clean toilets at a bar if it means their family has food on the table.

Real moms will exhaust themselves raising kids by themselves rather than modeling a "normal" relationship as loveless or violent.

Real moms might try to have children naturally, but they'll love the ones they get with every fiber of their being regardless of any genetic relationship.

You can try every trick you have to put down a real mom, but it ain't gonna phase her. When it comes to her family there isn't anything she wouldn't do.

You want to demean her? You want to degrade her? You want to make her invisible? You want to treat her as less than equal?

Fine. As long as you're willing to be met with the ferocity of tiger. Because a real mom will battle to the death to protect her family and provide a safe and loving environment in which her children can grow up to be healthy and happy.

Oh, and she'll have an army of Target clothes-wearing, toilet brush-holding, vomit spewn-haired women standing behind her to take you on. Because that's what real moms do.

28 Deserve Mamma's Love:

karrie said...

Love the closing image!

We're fierce...and stinky!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Fantastic.
And the army behind us...rules!

Thank you for playing..I'm working on your questions!!!

Oh, The Joys said...

I too love the Target clad, toilet brush waving army. That's us!

Deb said...

I love it! Toilet brush waving army!!! You are awesome!

Plain Jane Mom said...

Requisition me my toilet brush, I'm with you 100%!

That was a wonderful, fierce piece and I loved it. You even made me tear up :)

BethGo said...

Here! Here!
I couldn't have said it better if I tried.

shaz said...

very lovely post. you had me at "We have NO shame." :)

Mizdizstezz said...

so true.

Blog Antagonist said...

So true, and very well said! There's nothing a real Mom won't do to make her kids happy or keep them safe and you captured that beautifully with your piece.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Excellent post!

I just was whining today that I hardly have anything in my closet that isn't from Target or Walmart!

I got your back....but can I do it without the toilet brush? That thing makes me ill!!!! (hee-hee)

SuburbanOblivion said...

Wow, best Real Moms I've seen yet! Awesome, and you now have a new reader!!

Mitch McDad said...

Really GREAT post. Real mom's kick some serious ass.

www.nolanotes.com said...

Great blog! I think I've been behind you in the Target line!

MamaLee said...

GREAT post!!!!

I've stood behind you in Target as well!!

Kristin said...

You go Mamma... Target rocks and a little puke never killed anybody...

SuperSnark said...

AWE. SOME!

Made me all warm and fuzzy. Real moms rock!

Attila The Mom said...

Love love love it!!

Lisa Fine Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Amen! Great post. I am in your army!

Lisa

viciousrumours said...

I loved this. Read the other two as well...couldn't agree more. Sometimes people forget that "mom" and "women" are mutually exclusive terms.

Burg said...

I think this has been my favorite "real mom" post so far!

Mamma said...

Wow! These comments from so many real moms (and a dad)...I'm blushing.

I was all worried I had gotten up a little too high on my soap box.

You really can't imagine how honored I am by your comments.

DangerDoll said...

Oh honey, make a permanent home on the soap box. You project really well from up there!

I sent you an e-mail with some header tips...let me know if you don't receive! Disregard if you don't want it.

(formerly SuperSnark, now DangerDoll)

Terri said...

Okay... that does it...

I simply can't do one of those "Real Mom" things ... I was tagged by Janet and Queen as well a couple weeks ago ...

but after reading theirs, Mamalee's and yours...

I simply can't add another thing!

YOU ALL HAVE NAILED IT!

BSuze said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Lotta said...

LOVE IT!

moodswingingmommy said...

Wonderful! I'm linking this one.

Mama Zen said...

Furiously waving my toilet brush!

mylitlbratz said...

I could not have said it any better...