This post is to put Jodi Meltzer on BLAST. When I read her post in theStir, I like most mothers was appalled. I couldn’t question her position until I knew more about her so I did my research. The last thing I wanted to do was blast a woman with multiple children who really puts in hard work like most of the mothers out here in the world who don’t have time for full makeup when dropping their kids off at school, just so that they can come back home and scrub the toilet after a son who couldn’t aim to save his life. I don’t know how many mothers out there put on pearls to do laundry and wash dishes, but I’m not one of them. As a matter of fact the only mothers out there I know of that put on full makeup and jewelry just to drop their kids off at school also have maids. I’m sure Meltzer does as well, because when I see her profile pictures she not only strikes me as someone who doesn’t do housework, but someone who doesn’t do all the cooking she claims to do for her MommyDish blog. Ok, I take that back, I’ve seen the pictures of her food and I can believe she prepared that bullshit. I guess I can cut her some slack on that because after all, she did just lose her crockpot virginity last year.
I don’t know why, but I get the feeling that she has a Rosa or Lupita that visits her house often. And I know I’m not far off here because she’s a vegetarian that shops at Macy’s. Most of us moms that wear the dreaded yoga pants she speaks of are lucky to be able to grace a Target and seldom ever have a Mall Budget.
I knew when researching her she was a mother of just one, because her expectations of motherhood were just too unrealistic. I understand that she has a teenage step daughter, but when we’re talking about sheer exhaustion brought on by children we can generally count out teenagers because they can wipe their own asses and make their own snacks. But when you have multiple children under the age of ten, you have a full time job in which you are always on-call for. And God forbid you are a stay at home mother because unlike many people want to believe, you don’t get to sit at home and do nothing all day. You cook, clean, do laundry, shop for household supplies (not shoes), and manage a family schedule. Having multiple children also means that you can’t afford to hire help. You are the help. Meltzer says in her post, “there’s no reason to literally roll out of bed and into the car.” Seriously??? Are you for real??? First of all Mrs. Privileged, most of us moms don’t roll out of bed and into the car. There’s a big gap that you left out in between these two events, which further leads me to believe that you have hired help. Most of my readers know that I have four children under the age of 6 and one teenager. My mornings tend to be a blur, but my children look picture perfect when we leave the house. And that’s my job. When I had children I elected to put them first and my own vanity on a shelf. So if I don’t have the time to shower, or dress before I get them where they need to be on time, then that’s what I signed up for. I’m happy with that and I don’t need a mean girl bully like you to pick on my attire at the bus stop because I can’t afford to look as fabulous as you do in the mornings. Frankly, none of us mothers should give a damn about what Meltzer or people like her think about our attire or grooming practices because when it comes down to it, they could never do what we do. Not without medication anyway. Mrs. Meltzer, I know that much of what I’ve said here probably hurt your feelings, but perhaps now you know how your judgmental post hurt the feelings of the many moms in your social circle who probably read this and thought you were talking about them. (Which you probably were) I hope you’re reading this because if I could, I’d tell you that until you walk a mile in our shoes, you need stay the hell out of our yoga and pajama pants.