"Just" a Mom?
Some "Mom" terms drive me nuts ... and some really tick me off.
Mom jeans. This is a negative term to describe jeans that look awful. The jeans that are ill-fitting. Jeans that have elastic waistbands. Moms like all kinds of jeans.
MILF. I want to be thought of as sexy, but I'm not some sort of freakshow novelty begging to be objectified. MILTMSPLT (mom I'd like to make sweet passionate love to) doesn't have the same ring though.
Mommy porn. I was watching a round-table discussion on Fifty Shades of Grey and the commentators were negatively describing the book as "mommy porn." What in the heck is that supposed to mean? I felt it was an insult to moms everywhere because they were basically saying Fifty Shades is dumbed-down writing. Personally, I thought it was a really poorly written book.
Single mom. Arrgh! Hearing the term "single mom" brings up some sort of "failure" feelings, but mostly because of the way people say it or use the term in a half whisper. It is nothing to be ashamed of! It is to be exhalted! From now on, Single Moms should just be "Super Moms!"
She's "a stay home mom" or better still, "JUST a mom!" This gem of a phrase is typically muttered when someone wants to point out that a woman is doing nothing else in her life except being a mom. Because, you know, moms do nothing. Moms were just waiting around to get impregnated so anything and everything accomplished before becoming "just a mom" could be erased forevermore.
Regarding being a "Stay Home Mom," are they KIDDING? On your BEST day, you have to leave the house to do all that "mom" stuff at least four times. "Stay at home Mom?" Ha! They should call it "Live in Car Mom!"
Thanks to http://thestir.cafemom.com/toddler/163160/6_mommy_terms_that_are for the inspiration.