Monday, March 07, 2005

Ubiquity, thy name is Warner!

Here's yet another article on the new Warner tome. This has the local viewpoint, as it's about DC area moms getting ready for a little "meet the author" chat with Judith Warner at a local school.

Not much new to be said on this, but here's one thing I do have to say:

I agree with Warner's proposition that we need to end the so-called "Mommy Wars." Any feuding or begrudging based on whether a mom stays at home, works part-time, or works full-time is bullshit. We're all moms. We're all in this together, or at least we should be. But, that being said, just as there are crazy lawyers (no one I know, of course), crazy Frenchmen, crazy teachers, crazy bicyclists, crazy brunettes, and crazy any-noun-you-can-think-of, there are gonna be crazy moms. Like this one, mentioned in the article:

One Washington woman spent the night before Valentine's Day baking cupcakes with her two sons. She woke up the next morning to read Warner's New York Times op-ed piece on how we now celebrate the holiday for our children instead of our husbands. "Is our national romance with our children sucking the emotional life out of our marriages?" Warner asked. The woman dumped the cupcakes in the garbage and declared herself a failure.

OH. MY. GOD. Who lets an opinion piece in the editorial pages of a newspaper dictate her life, dictate whether she is a success or a failure as a mother and/or wife? And please tell me what the fuck she says to her two sons when they wake up on Valentine's Day and ask to have a cupcake that they'd worked hard to bake the night before?!

"Mommy threw them out because she realized she's not giving daddy enough head"?!

This woman is a nutbar. There. I judged another mom. Let the casting of stones begin.


Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Damn. All those innocent cupcakes. Don't blame the cupcakes for your failures in life, lady. There is no need to harm the cupcakes.

Anyone who would throw away a perfectly good batch of cupcakes is CLEARLY a nutbar. If that qualifies as a mommy drive-by, so be it.

12:52 PM, March 07, 2005  
Blogger corndog said...

As a husband and father, let me ask one question. Why can't Valentine's Day involve both cupcakes and fellatio?

4:38 PM, March 07, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Glad you guys understand my horror at this scenario.

Plea to anonymous crazy lady: Call me before you toss any other scrumptious baked goods in the trash. No sense in them going to waste!

8:10 PM, March 07, 2005  
Blogger Laura said...

yeah, the cupcakes lost in this round. And I'm with corndog, why can't there be both? Maybe cupcakes after? Just saying.

9:18 PM, March 07, 2005  
Blogger corndog said...

Geeky Mom, you just earned a spot on my blogroll.

10:02 PM, March 07, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Cupcakes and fellatio: bringing people together since 1954.

10:09 PM, March 07, 2005  
Blogger corndog said...

Now you know the slogan for your Cafe Press coffee mugs.

10:37 PM, March 07, 2005  
Anonymous Lisa V said...

I now have the new excuse as why I can't help at the class party, or drive on the field trip to the library.
"Sorry, I have to give head."

10:23 AM, March 08, 2005  
Blogger Scrivener said...

LOL at this entire thread.

11:56 AM, March 08, 2005  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I'm glad I wasn't drinking when I read those comments, or I'd have shorted out my keyboard.

I can't believe no one's made suggestions about multiple uses for icing yet...

12:12 PM, March 08, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, now this puts a whole new spin on those awful (but entertaining) CoverGirl ads where the foreign model talked about how her lipstick "smells like cupcakes."


6:35 PM, March 10, 2005  
Blogger Jody said...

Where WAS I when this discussion went down?

2:11 PM, September 05, 2006  
Blogger fenny said...


3:54 AM, September 04, 2009  

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