Look! It's an upper-middle class Mom! She has so much to do...take the dog to the vet, pick up (looks like the only) child from karate class, plan a birthday party, and water the houseplants! I know I've said this blog isn't meant to address actual serious, societal problems, but come on. At this moment people are really suffering and really struggling. Complaining about all the stuff we "need" to parent (so much stuff, in fact, we need to by more stuff just to deal with our original stuff) is tacky at best and just plain awful at worst.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I've recently met some new moms in a big move my family just completed. I haven't written in a while because, frankly, moms can be the best, and I just didn't have a lot of mom-induced irritations to vent about.
AND THEN I SAW IT.
An adorable little girl. Featured in an adorable photo on her mother's meticulously updated blog. On the toilet.
ON THE TOILET!
I thought my contemporaries, people in their early 30's, were relatively tech savvy. We may not be 15-year-old wonder kids, but I was sure we weren't like the slightly older Gen-X variety, like, say Anthony Weiner, who have iPhones, but don't quite grasp the fact that Twitter is omnipresent.
MOMS: The internet is everywhere. It does not go away. Your kid is going to hate you for putting a picture of him or her on their toilet in the privacy of his or her baby book. We as a society are not prepared for the tween-age hysteria that will erupt when Jaydyn or Kaylen or whatever made-up name your kid has, when they realize they are on the fucking internet, on the fucking toilet.