I have a confession to make: I am “that mom”. You know when people, usually groups of women, are gossiping and someone will eventually roll their eyes and exclaim, “Ugh, she’s ‘that mom’.”
“That mom” is a catch all phrase that can be invoked to refer to many different kinds of moms: Helicopter moms, PTA moms, hot mess moms, best-friend to the kids moms, crafty moms, yoga moms, crunchy granola moms, bad ass moms … you name it. “That mom” covers it all.
I have accepted that my personality and my brand of parenting will not be for everyone. How could it be? I have decide to really just embrace my title as “that mom”… and what kind of “that mom” am I? I’m the dreaded, outgoing, try-hard, Pinterest mom. UUUUUGH. I know ;).
I enjoy doing crafts with my kids (up to this point the ones I nannied and cousins that would sit long enough for it). I like making experiences for them. I like to try inventive new things like turning a toilet paper tube into a house for mice or using cut up pool noodles in the bath. I take pictures of EVERYTHING. The better to post up on social media, you see.
I will probably be the mom that brings an annoyingly fun snack when it’s our snack day. Everyone will roll their eyes and bitch that I have too much time or money or spunk… someone should really punch me in the face, yadda, yadda.
Perf! Thanks for noticing.
Anyone else? What kind of “that mom” do you foresee yourself becoming? Because really, we are all somebodies “that mom”.