Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Middle East?

Naw, the real action is in the Mommy Wars. Another installment was found in today's Times.


Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

So spill, SD. Are KM, Scotty, and Stewwife slacker moms? [And maybe they'd care to tell us if the dogs are slacker dogs?]

August 05, 2006 1:09 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

I wouldn't dare characterize KM or Scotty in any other terms than "Top 10 All Star all league" moms.
The Stewwife is practicially retired on pedastal, with the pups at 19 and 23.
But if pushed, I doubt if the 3 of them have a slakermom bone in their bodies.
The thought of being bored with your children is beyond me. Terrified at times, yes, but bored? Wow!

August 05, 2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Scotty said...

Thank you, Stewdog, for your faith in all three of us. I appreciate your comments. While I think that any mother who 'blows off birthday parties to get her highlights done' is probably a mother I would choose not to socialize with -- (though, I bet she's refering to other kids' birthday parties...not her own children's) -- (and espcially since she'd probably be dropping her kids of at my house without any supervision)...I don't entirely think her 'confessions' are either new or surprising.

Parents are often said to sacrifice for their children. We sacrifice our time, we sacrifice our money and we would gladly sacrifice our lives for them. I sacrificed my career so that I could raise my children myself. I chose to. It was all my choice and my sacrifice. Though, you could say my husband is sacrificing as well since we now are much less able to buy the things we want. And while I try to fill our days with fun and education, do I still sometimes get a little bored?? Sure I do. That shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. I'm an intelligent women who enjoys intelligent, grown-up conversation and activities. At the same time, my children fill my days with joy and laughter (not to mention diapers, crying, screaching, messes). But I wouldn't give it up for anything, anybody or any amount of money in the whole world (...and I was offered quite a bit of money from my boss to stay when my first son was born).

But there are plenty of women out there (yes...I'm picking on mothers here) that choose not to stay home. Yes, it's certainly true that many women are financially unable to stay home and I feel truly sorry for those people who would choose to but simply can't. But there are lots of them who would rather have, say... a new car every few years than stay home and raise their kids. There are also those who... (and I'm going to offend lots of women here) ...don't want to sacrifice themselves to stay home. Even for just a few years of their lives. And I'm stepping up on my soapbox here, but they choose to put themselves first and dump their kids off at the 'best' daycare they can find. Their children are the ones who sacrifice and in my opinion are truly sacrificed.

August 06, 2006 2:29 PM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

Well said, Scotty. Not only are the children in some families sacrificing and being sacrificed, but all the rest of us end up "paying" for them, in one way or another. (See: KM's Friday Pet Peeve . . .
. . . other parents who use me as free day care service.)

A pat on the back and round of applause for Scotty, KM, and Stewwife.

August 06, 2006 5:40 PM  

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