This was going to be a blog about the family I saw chasing their toddler through the parking lot during Easter mass on Sunday, but then, the Today Show called. This sort of thing doesn’t happen every day, though I have always believed that when Oprah talks on television, we are having a conversation, just the two of us.
Today wanted to do a segment on moms cyber-bullying moms and they needed a victim. I am that girl. Two years ago, I was chased across the Internet by an angry mob of moms who took issue with my tongue-in-cheek holiday for at-home moms, Please Take My Children to Work Day. These working moms felt it was a slap in the face to working moms, even though I explained that a. I do believe working moms need a holiday and b. I am a working mom.
It started out cordial, then angry and then they called me a “F— Trophy,” whatever the heck that is. I still don’t know, but I admire their creativity. The whole thing felt a lot like high school, only it happened in cyberspace, not the girls’ bathroom.
So, today on Today, I will be on the air sharing my experience and explaining why I still blog after all that. I blog because of the thousands of other moms who have shared their stories here at MommaSaid and the couple dozen offering “Okay I admit it” and “It worked for me” info in my books, Stop Second-Guessing Yourself. (There you go, bullies. Something to start with…”She plugs her work on her own web site! B—h!”)
I would love to write more about it all, but my son, who was up all night with the stomach flu, just got up, and the segment airs at 8:38. So tune in and most of all, place nice. Okay, moms? Can’t we all just get along?
Pssst! Hey, you! We’d love to hear from you. Anything. A little hello. A “that was funny.” A “I’ve been a long-time fan” or “I’m new here.” Let’s get the conversation started. Some of you provided such great quotes for my books, that I’d love for everyone to hear from you here, too. You are such clever fans, all of you. Thanks!