Guess what girls? Mommy’s gonna be on one of the most-watched television shows in the country! Crickets. Blank stares. General ignoring.
I recently appeared as a mom-correspondent to expose nasty, hidden germs in kid-friendly places for The Maury Show’s ‘Hidden Dangers Caught on Tape’ special, but who cares about the drama of hidden germs when you’ve just figured out how to put real life baby shoes on your baby doll and learned how to show a green dinosaur who’s boss with the only two little bottom teeth you have? I’ve officially been beat out by a pair of miniature pink sneakers and a plastic dinosaur whose neck looks like he’s been bitten by a baby vampire.
This is what I love most about being a mom: PERSPECTIVE.
Yes, my Maury experience was fun, a good little boost for my career and earned me a decent paycheck for a day’s work, but the two miniature people that I care the most about in this world didn’t even bat an eye. AND I DIDN’T EVEN MIND.
The pre-baby me would’ve watched the segment once, then cued it back to watch it again to analyze my hair, then cued it back again to scrutinize how many times I paused in my speech, then cued it back AGAIN to worry about if my dress looked too long or short, then cued it back YET AGAIN to finally come to the conclusion that I was happy with it and excited about this new phase (as a mom-correspondent, of sorts) in my career.
Guess what I did? I watched it ONCE. ONCE. And I was happy. (I must say I love the Mom-Me.) I did my job to the best of my ability that day, I watched it, and now it’s back to real life until TV calls again. Afterall, there are babydolls that need to try on shoes. Not to mention, I still had to start the fresh turkey soup for dinner. How else do you think we’re going to fend off all those nasty, hidden germs this season?
DO YOUR KIDS GIVE YOU PERSPECTIVE?