Mommyish annoys the shit out of me. As blogs-I-read-and-then-regret-wasting-my-time-reading, it’s worse than HuffPo. However, as a hate-read, it’s right up there with A Practical Wedding (too precious and sensitive for my stomach).
Both of which I read daily. Naturally. I’d say about one fifth of my daily internet reading is dedicated to hate-reads. Wouldn’t you?
What prompted me to write about this was a recent blog post on Mommyish called “It’s time to face the fact that you may never have a cool mom friend.”
I feel like I am being trolled. Friends, AM I BEING TROLLED? You can be honest.
But if not, I’d like to have a word. Mommyish, I say this gently: it’s because you are not cool. You’re not that cool mom friend. You know how I know? Because you said “other moms with similar interests and snarky senses of humor and the same love of a soy latte on a rainy afternoon.”
You sound like pretty much everyone in every square state in the middle of this fine country.
It reminds me of that episode of Will and Grace where Grace calls herself “kinky” and Will responds with “Sweetheart, people who are kinky never use the word ‘kinky’.”
Sweetheart, bloggers who are cool never talk about being cool.
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