Did you know Jenny McCarthy is in the latest issue of Playboy? She says, "The pictures are really gorgeous and classy." In honor of Ms. McCarthy, here is one of my favorite exchanges from 30 Rock:
Jenna: I'm classy!
Tracy: People who say that about themselves usually are.
|Klassy with a K|
Did you know Bristol Palin is a horrible example of a single mom?
You probably already knew that. But here's one of the many, many reasons why: On her new reality show, she makes sure to talk as badly about the father of her child as possible.
I have no tolerance for this. I don't care who the father of your child is.
Because guess what? Your child is HALF that person. That is how your child will see himself or herself. As a mother, if you don't understand that, you're a fool. Every time you say something nasty about your ex, your child hears that and internalizes it and thinks, "Half of who I am is from a horrible person."
Don't be the sort of asshole who does this. If your ex doesn't love you anymore and cheated on you, too bad for you. It's not something your child needs to know about. If your ex has a stupid job or doesn't make enough money or doesn't pay child support on time, your child does not need to know that. Why would you think your child should know that? What purpose does that serve other than you trying to get your child to be on "your team"? Because you want company in your little club of hating your ex?
Here's the thing: As your child grows up, he will figure out on his own who and what his dad is. He will develop his own relationship with his dad and it won't involve you. Let him. Do not take it upon yourself to decide how your child should feel. Your child might want to love his dad because it feels good to love your parents. Both of them.
If you love your child, you will allow him this.
Did you know today is George Michael's birthday? In honor of that, here is Freedom! '90. Back in the 90s, this song was my jam.
Instead of signing up on eHarmony to fight my loneliness, I'm just going to see this movie the minute it comes out.
Please go to my friend Kerry's blog to see the greatest movie blurb in the history of blurbs.