I am surprised by how often I hear this from my mommy friends. Candidly, I think that if you have to google "how to start a blog", which I did, then you are far too uncool to write a blog. I know! That is unthinkable for a 20-something to admit, right? But I digress.
Anywho, so people tell me I should write a blog all the time. Either I am hysterically funny with a smashing personality... or, more likely, they just find pleasure in my many misadventures as a rookie mom. "Hey Sandra, did you hear what she did THIS week?"
Ya, I'm that mom. The perpetual fodder of mommy groups. My favorite is when someone tells me a story about what some crazy berzerko mom did, and the story is about me. You can't make this crap up. "Oh honey, don't feel bad. We all have our mommy moments." (Mind you this was over not returning an email quickly enough) "At least you aren't as bad as this one mom I heard about. She actually left her stroller in the parking lot the other day. I mean, the baby wasn't in it or anything..but the parking lot! Can you imagine? The police and the fire department had to come out because someone thought there was an abandoned baby in it! When she finally realized what had happened she had to go pick it up from the evidence department at the police station!" I smiled politely and admitted that the wacko mom was me. In all fairness, its my husband's job to load up the stroller..but "whatevs". Water under the bridge. Another chink in the fantastic mom armor. Anywho, that certainly put a damper on the conversation.
I guess that's what sets me apart. I swear that all moms must have moments like this, mind you I have a hell of a lot more of them. But I admit to them. I am no cop out. I'm new at this. I lost my parenting manual. Whatever. I have a ton of these moments and I have a few choices. My first choice is to crawl into a hole and miserably pine away about how I will never be like Martha Stewart, June Cleaver or Supermom. Another option is to get up, dust myself (and potentially my baby) off, and laugh. I choose the latter. And because I do have that award-winning sense of humor, I choose to share these moments with other moms. So you guys can have a baseline to compare yourself with as well.