I'm pretty sure we're all readers of The Bloggess around here.
Here's her Mother's Day blog post.
And here's just one perfect reason why she resonates with so many different kinds of people -
"Celebrate the hell out of yourself. You deserve it. But you know who else deserves it? ...The women who don’t want kids and have to listen to a bunch of bullshit about how you’re only worthwhile if you’ve pushed a human out of your vagina"
Thank you, Ms Lawson. Thank you for fucking getting it.
I'm so tired of being treated like a second-class citizen because I'm 28, single, and childless. My life has just as much meaning as the lives of the members of the cult of "mommies".
I've said it before, it's not all mothers who treat single, childless women in this way - but to those of you who do - seriously, just stop.
The same thing goes for the cult of "my boyfriend is the best thing that ever happened to me and I will talk about nothing other than the inane things we do together and oh how I wish you could find the happiness that we have. Yes I had to remind him to flush the toilet, and teach him how to peel an apple today, but other than that, it's just a really great relationship!" Seriously, if that is what supposedly great relationships are supposed to be like, no thanks!
To all my single, childless friends - let's go do awesome things on our own this weekend and make all these ladies jealous of our independence!
Hugs n kisses,
PS to anyone who thinks "Oh, she's just bitter and jealous". Yeah, no. No I'm not. I'm not jealous that as soon as you found a sub-standard boyfriend or had a child you began to feel like you had achieved your life's goals. I'm not willing to settle for a person who is anything less than exactly the awesomeness level that I deserve. And even once I've found him, I have other things that will keep me pushing my life to be freaking awesome. xoxo