It took me quite a while to come up with a name for my blog. I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to include the word “Mommy.” Yes, I am a mommy, but I am so many other things as well. I hated to have that word be the single definition for who I am. I’m also a wife, a daughter, sister, friend, employee, Denver Bronco’s fan, Democrat (who can be easily swayed), Southerner, smart mouth and as many would say overall pain in the ass. By using the title of Mommy for my blog am I taking away from these other “me’s”?
I looked at each me and realized that being a mommy has in fact taken top priority over my other roles. There’s much more time at home with the boys now than time out with the girls. A bad daughter, I visit my parents much less frequently because let’s be honest, unless there’s a pot of gold waiting for me at the end of the runway I have no desire to fly with a toddler and infant right now. The poor Denver Bronco’s, who need fans now as much as my baby needs a boob, have been one down during these last few terrible years. My smart mouth took a backseat as soon as my son began repeating everything I said. God forbid he show up at school and tell his teacher to grow a pair.
Then there is the wife role. As I am sure many of you out there will agree, this one has fallen WAY down on the ladder. I assume I’ll wake up 18 years from now, roll over, and realize there is someone lying beside me. He looks vaguely familiar, I don’t recall that grey hair or pouch in the belly area. Hmmm… oh yes, my husband!
So I came to the conclusion that indeed Mommy is the role that has become predominant in my life. And since I wasn’t planning to blog about politics, primarily because my opinions are based on what I hear on Jon Stewart’s show, it was decided the Mommy fit. But just so you wouldn’t think my whole world revolved only around my kids, I added my second favorite thing into the title, a cocktail!
Lighten up! I’m totally kidding, its my fourth or fifth favorite thing!