I’ve been inspired to start a blog. Inspired by the movie Julie & Julia, inspired by my hilarious girlfriend Jen, inspired by Audrey, the uber-mom blogger from my hometown, inspired by all my friends who have told me over the years “You should start a blog.” And I always thought, “Eew, how queer is that?” But I’m mostly just blogging because EVERYONE else does and I am a total follower that can’t stand being left out of a trend. So, even if, like Ugly Betty, I am so late to the party…Rival assistant’s Mark’s reaction to Betty’s new blog:
“Congratulations, welcome to six years ago. I’m sorry, that was unfair. Welcome to two years ago.”
Other days I think of the moms I observed on a trip to the Netherlands when my kids were babies, who rode bikes around town in skirts and without helmets, while I wore workout clothes and pushed a double jogger the size of European cars. (I’ve made a conscious effort not to wear workout clothes outside the gym after that trip.) I saw those pretty scarves tied on their handlebars and just knew why French (or Dutch) women don’t get fat.
But then I freakin’ love my fully loaded minivan. I love facebook and Gossip Girl and I text like a teenager. While I wish my kids went and skated on the ponds in the afternoon, I spend embarrassing amounts of money on hockey camps and clinics. Being a mom of school aged kids in 2010? As they say on facebook…it’s complicated.