If Betty White Can Do It…I Can Do It
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to write a book. And while I’ve written a couple of drafts in the past I haven’t been too inspired to pursue those projects because, well, they didn’t exactly knock my socks off. But thanks to this blog and all of your supportive comments I can say that I have finally found my “voice.”
I’ve been working on a new book project for a while now and the good news is that I think I am on to something with this one. In a nutshell, I am putting my sarcasm to good use to write a non-fiction, humorous look at motherhood. From the sleepless nights to the non-stop vomit, from the never-ending diapers to my now-crappy metabolism…I plan to make fun of it all.
Carl Jung once said, “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become,” and thanks to Betty White, I feel a sudden and compelling need to make this come true. I mean, if an 88-year-old TV star can write a book on “celebrities and zoo animals,” surely I have a chance, right?
I’ll take your silence as a “yes.”
Anyway, I’ve started a “Confessions” page on this blog to
- Get inspiration/anecdotes for my book, and
- To make myself feel better about my own wrong doings.
I’ve done things that I’m not proud of. Lots of things. I’ve lied to my kid about where her Dora the Explorer book really went and for years I let Ali believe that my Chicken Salaan (which evidently tastes just like his mom’s) was homemade. The hard truth is that it comes in a glass jar. From Trader Joe’s.
Can anyone relate? Do you have any stories to share? Any confessions to make? Any new moms want to tell us why they want to shoot themselves in the foot? How about you underpaid teachers – any kids throw up on you today? Anyone just need to vent and complain about their husband/boyfriend/the rude salesperson at Bloomingdale’s?
Sick of me yet? If by some miracle you aren’t, please check out my guest post on The Mom Chef’s blog. The Mom Chef is one super talented cook and is also a fabulous blogger. Head over if you have a minute!