As a fellow mommy blogger i've been invited to do a phone interview with the (more famous!) Daphne Brogan of Cool Mom and chit chat with her about mom stuff, holiday thoughts, and whatever else pops into our mom heads...
So in preparation, I was brainstorming some questions and thinking about the holidays. I was chatting with my own mommy, and she mentioned the fact that every year, even now that her daughters are grown and out of the house, she becomes stressed and a bit depressed about all the things that the holidays require of women (and the helpful men out there.)
"I sometimes think that all of the holiday cooking, decorating, and shopping we as women are supposed to do started back in the 50's, when women could stay home and spend all their time making everything fabulous," my mother noted. "Now it's 2009 and women work and are STILL expected to do it all. What gives?"
Good question. My mother can be so clever.
It makes me wonder, what ARE the other moms out there doing to make it all happen the way it's "supposed" to be - and continuing to keep their sanity?
For example, I have to hand it to one of my girlfriends, Tami. She posted a "Happy Holidays!" facebook photo and message to everyone, and (basically) said, "Merry Christmas folks! Here's a photo of my daughters... please accept this in replacement of a card in the mail, cause, well, I just plainly don't have time to mail cards this year."
I love this. A mom gettin' the job done, but doing it a bit outside the box. Tami works full time and is trying to be in her own words "the holiday cheermiester in Whoville this year".
Just makes me wonder if we all need to re-think some things rather than simply upping our doses of Cymbalta during the holiday season. (Joking, but not also not really. Ha.)
I'd love some other ideas if anyone else out there has some. We mommas need to stick together. It's 59 years after 1950, but the holidays continue on just like they used to.
So let me know what YOU think. Tomorrow, I'll ask the Cool Mom herself what she thinks, too. Stay tuned!