Friday, May 11, 2007

Real Mom's Have NO Shame (Enter the Contest)

In Honor of Mother's Day, I'm recycling an ealier post I wrote in response to the "Real Moms..." meme. This time you get a photo taken by me as an added bonus (can I get Amen?!).

And, it serves as an entry to the Real Mom Truths contest.

Go ahead, you enter too! I want to read what everyone has to say.

The winner will receive this amazing 4G iPod Nano and Chocolate gift set, plus a link to their post on True Mom Confessions on Mother's Day

So without further ado, I present you with my original words (okay slightly edited) because I still believe them, and well, we all need to stick together.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!

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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 that's five years old 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 baby 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 that is 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 their 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 below her.

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Oh, and by the way, she'll have an army of out-of-date outfit-wearing, toilet brush-waving, vomit-spewn women standing behind her to take you on.

Because that's what real moms do.



And apparently real moms will take photos of their children even when they're mad
because they don't have a black nose like their brother the leopard.


15 Deserve Mamma's Love:

canape said...

omg. That picture is awesome. The look on his face reminds me of A Christmas Story and the bunny suit.

btw - clicked right over from Bloglines with no problem. Glad to see the purdy banner again!

Jenny said...

this is such a great one. I think you deserve to win!!

Lawyer Mama said...

LOVE the picture!

Also love the mental picture of the Army of Mom standing behind you.

Slackermommy said...

Excellent!

Patois said...

Bravo. Bravo. Love the image of all the real moms standing to defend!

Paula said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Attila The Mom said...

Awww, I really do love this post!

Southern Fried Mom said...

You rock!!! Have a great Mother's Day!

andi said...

Brilliant. And love the pissed off kid pic.

Dorky Dad said...

Yup. Don't mess with mom. That's just asking for trouble.

That was/is a great post! Happy Mother's Day!

100 Words said...

Real sons, meanwhile, 'borrow' money from their real moms, even though they're 30 and in full-time employment.

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

I love that picture...how funny are you?

MamaLee said...

LOVe that pic. i have my sweetpea in a pic with blues clues - very similar!

Hope you had a great mother's day!

Gunfighter said...

Well done!

karrie said...

Oh, god. The look on his face is priceless. I think you should win for that alone. :)