Bad Mommy (Blogger)

A few days ago, Little Man and I went out for dinner after his Parkour class. We got to talking to someone at the restaurant when he sort of bragged that his mom is a blogger. We were talking about Star Wars stuff, and after bragging that his whole family is a bunch of nerds, he backed that up by mentioning my blog.

The girl didn’t look terribly impressed. “Mommy blogger?” she asked with a hint of derision. (Okay, maybe that derision was imagined, but she definitely wasn’t impressed.)

“Eh. Something like that.” I’m not much of a mom blogger since you won’t get advice or read anything introspective here.

Little Man wasn’t feeling the eh, though. “She draws these AMAZING doodles! And they’re so funny!” he bragged.

I felt a surge of pride — here is my almost tween bragging about his mom to a complete stranger. It might not be anything bragworthy to other adults, and is light years away from being amazing, but I’ll sure as hell take it.

And then he added a warning:

Maybe one day I’ll draw decent arms.

No, he didn’t read the post where I mentioned a certain word being my favorite, but I have shared a few posts with him. (I usually just show him the doodles, though.) My use of “damn” or “hell” or whatever it was certainly didn’t get past him. Then again, this is the child who commented, “They said two cuss words” after watching The Force Awakens, so I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that he’s keeping a running tally for my blog.

(Is this what he talks about on the playground? Other kids talk about their moms doing crafts and stuff and Little Man talks about his cussing not-quite-a-mommy-blogger mom.)

I’ll take my Mom of the Year Award now.

Thanks for the promotion, Little Man. I think.

Want to connect on social media? You can find me on Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram, and Bloglovin. You can also vote for me as a Top Mom Blogger here. (Maybe that last once should be omitted for the post where I claim I’m not a mom blogger. Hmm.)

Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

40 thoughts on “Bad Mommy (Blogger)”

  1. Mommy blogger. What’s that even about? Moms are people, too. I remember the first time someone said that to me. I was all, “Obviously you don’t read my blog.” LOL
    I love that he was proud 🙂 AND I LOVE YOUR BLOG, Mom Person Who Doodles ❤

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  2. This is funny and reminds me of the trip to Target with my wife and daughter. Nothing to do with blogs. My daughter has really tight curly hair, my wife has a snarky attitude that my daughter is all too willing to absorb like a sponge. A lady walked up one day and said “Is this her real hair or a perm?” to my wife. My daughter, without missing a beat, turns to her and says “What the hell lady? It’s real!” I just stood there, shocked, while my wife and daughter high-fived each other. I just shrugged to the lady as she walked away in disgust. Anyway, this post reminded me of that interaction a few years ago. 🙂

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  3. Take the praise, you deserve it! you have an awesome blog and even better sense of humour! How did you get such a non sweary kid if you cuss so much?! Teach me your ways, my toddler has a new word she loves….it starts with Fu and ends in ck. Oops!

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    1. Aw, thanks! I try not to swear around the kids *too* much. Little Man knows not to repeat certain words now, but Baby Girl is a different story, lol. There was the one time, though, he stepped in mud and yelled “dammit!” when he was 5 😀 Haha uh-oh!

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    1. Haha! It really is. Little Man has dropped the f-bomb once, I believe. I made a comment about the Transformers moving having too many curse words in it (among other things) and he said, “Oh, you mean like ‘fuck’?”

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  4. I have two boys, and I can totally relate to that conversation! Just when you think you’re getting a rare, almost non-existent compliment….BAM! They hit you in the gut with the classic “throw you under the bus” move! They’ll keep you on your toes, that’s for sure, and if you’re ever getting a little too big for your britches, they’ll remind you that you’re not as cool as you think you are! Great post! Enjoyed it!

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  5. I love that your son bragged about you! So awesome! My almost 11 year old wants to start his own blog, he knows I have one but I’ve never offered for him to read it, it will probably bore him!

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