Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mommy Blog? NO!

I really don't want this to be a Mommy blog.

Not that I have anything against Mommy blogs. There are some that I enjoy very much. Of course, there are also others that make me want to slit my wrists and start pushing for the sterilization of everyone on the planet. It's how I feel about most styles of blog though, whether they be about celebrity gossip, home decorating, sex, or NASCAR (haven't really seen a lot of those though). No, it's not the genre as a whole that makes me want to eschew being a Mommy blogger, it's just that I never intended this blog to fall into that category. Just because I have a child now (and a really cute one at that, really I feel bad for other babies), and I like to talk about her, I don't see why I have to move to the Mommy blog ghetto.


Maybe it's the name "Mommy blogger." It implies that there is nothing more important in that person's life than their children, and writing about the cute things they did. That they are defined by their children. Look, I love my daughter, and there is definitely nothing more important in my life. However, there are a
lot of other things that interest me, and that I want to write about. For instance, did you know that 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the movie "Goonies?" Yeah, I have been working on a witty piece about that crappy flick and how everyone around me loves it for some time. Or, how about the fact that Tara and I have decided never to go hiking together because it might end with one of us killing and eating the other. And I am not talking about climbing Everest, I'm talking about walking up to a small lake in the mountains. That could be a multi-part post. Oh! Or how about television shows where the main character is a total douchebag, but you still watch because of the supporting cast? "How I Met Your Mother," anyone? That post will be comedy gold!

Hmmm.

Meg is definitely more interesting than all of those things.

Oh, and she did the cutest thing in her sleep last night when she yawned and then put her hands over her head like she was a professional wrestler! You should have seen it!

Fuck. I might be a Mommy blogger. At least for the next six months. Can you blame me, though? Just look at this face...
It's just not fair to ugly babies. I know. And you can totally tell she wouldn't put up with that "Goonies" claptrap either. Nope, She's going to be a "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" fan, just like her Mom... Maybe I can get a post out of it!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am a total stranger to you and yet I can see from the pictures that you have the world's prettiest, smartest, sweetest, wittiest, sleepiest, most wonderful-ist baby girl. I'll bet if she had a boy cousin, he would also be the smartest, handsome-ist, sweetist (on some days),never sleeping, wonderful-ist six-year-old child in the world. I'll bet your mother thinks your child and her cousin are the world's best, most superior grandchildren in existence. Trust your mother, she is wise.

Yellow Trash Diaries said...

I saw on some Discovery Health show that babies excrete some sort of hormone that makes us super maternal and that's why we love kissing on them so much. They stop producing this after age two-- I'm totally serious. So looks like you're screwed for awhile. Also, she hasn't even hit her peak cuteness stage-- jsut wait a few months and you will be squealing incoherent gibberish wherever you go.

*Akilah Sakai* said...

(Nom, nom, nom.) I will gobble your baby!

Kim's right, she is gonna get uber-cute as more of her features come in and she will change right before your very eyes. You will be the one needing a bib to catch the drool as that personality grows. Within a few months my kids looked nothing like they did when they came home.

I can try, but I can't cut it as far as being a Mommy Blogger. I'm too spastic.

Jules said...

You are LUCKY she's not an ugly baby! For real!! And the Goonies ROCK!
And if I wrote about nothing but NASCAR, would you read it?

SRR said...

I enjoy the mommy-blog aspect. It brings back wonderful memories of my beautiful babies. Dote all you want. It is fun to hear. I was amused when you worried about bonding with the baby in one post. Sure enough, you were gaga by the next. I think Yellow trash has a point about the hormones. Enjoy it, because it is natural and wonderful, and helps you handle the sleepless nights, exploding diapers and unexplained fussiness.

Scribe said...

No worries about the mommy blog status - you are so much more. And Bill and Ted kicked The Goonies ass to hell and back. And, George Carlin was in it so that made it even that much better. George is my god.

I was worried that if I blogged too much about my dog I would be relegated to the dog lover blogger status so I try to avoid it, but when they do something ever so cute, it's hard not to share it. I can't imagine resisting the urge to gush about your daughter. She's even more beautiful, special, intelligent and captivating. Enjoy the time and you can gush all you want.

Scribe

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Badass Geek said...

*does the truffle shuffle*

Lauren said...

We all want to hear about Meg, so keep posting about her please! She is absolutely gorgeous...

Badass Geek - do you have a tide pen I can borrow, beacuse I just laughed/spit coffee on my white shirt.

Summer said...

Um. She's adorable, and I can tell she's a genius.

I understand your feelings on the whole Mommy blog thing. I'm new here, but I can absolutely tell your more than just a Mommy blog. I have the same conflicts, but having three boys creates great blog material. There's always some crazy shit happening.

Cate said...

At least you are finally admitting that you have become lame. Ha...I told you this would become a mommy blog.

Amy said...

So, you're a total snob then? That's OK. Most of us are. Especially about our kids and a lot of bloggers are about their writing. (My blogs are nothing to write home about, so...) Again, it's OK. You're a great writer so you're entitled. You also have the second cutest baby girl ever, so you can definitely brag about it. I also reject the mommy blogger label, but then again, I reject most labels. Rock on.

P.S. The Goonies vs. Bill and Ted: Two entirely different things. When you start getting around to Beavis and Butthead, let me know. Yeah, I'm a loser. What of it?

She Said said...

"I believe our adventure through time has taken a most serious turn."

I think Ted just summed up your blog.

Phil said...

It's all over. You might be a Mommy blogger. Well it was nice to know you. Uh...gotta go. I think I left something burning on the stove. I think you're really going to have to step up your blogging game now Libby.

Aunt Juicebox said...

Mmmmmm, a young Keanu Reeves, what's not to love?

You mommy blog all you want. You'll eventually start slipping in the other stuff.

Dunc said...

Of all bloggers, I wouldn't mind if you became a mommy blogger, just because I know you would still be hilarious.

melistress said...

Nothing wrong with a few (or more) mommy posts....that is absolutely natural and of course we all want to hear more about your beautiful daughter and her milestones.

A word of caution though, be careful not to lose who you are. One day those babies grow older and less dependant on you and you will need your own identity. Take it from a mom of thirteen years.

I'm sure Libby is a strong enough personality to shine through, however.

Dana's Brain said...

I still don't really understand the whole "Goonies" fascination. Seriously.

I think any blogger who has kids is bound to write about them at some point. Especially when they have such a beautiful, clearly brilliant baby girl such as yourself. It's all good, most people who become parents don't lose their sense of humor!