In discussing mom stereotypes, a friend told me to check out an article Erin Mantz wrote for the Huffington Post’s parenting blog.
I was in tears laughing so hard at the blog post, “The 5 Kinds of Moms Other Moms Love to Hate.”
No mom is perfect. I’m far from it. I worry way too much and can barely get anywhere on time.
But Mantz was dead-on with her five mommy descriptions.
And now for an abbreviated version of her post:
THE CRAFTY MOM
She always knows what’s on sale this week at the local craft store and you can always count on her to have a great selection of fabric markers in a pinch. She is not only crafty, but creative and patient as well — how could her creations be so perfect if she wasn’t?
THE WORRYWART MOM
She not only hovers, she hints at potential disasters. She backs up her fears with the latest statistics and scenarios about when so-and-so’s son or daughter got hurt.
THE STYLISH MOM
She looks like she’s stepped out of Glamour magazine and into real life, appearing ten years younger and way better rested than the rest of us.
THE UNDER-THE-GUN MOM
Run into this mom anywhere and within one minute she will seem like she’s busier and under more pressure than anyone else. She is always running late, running around or running in circles, and she wants everyone to know about it.
THE LAID-BACK MOM
Her motto is live and let live — and she’s fun. Breakfast dishes in the sink at dinner time simply don’t get her down. Schedules are for suckers. Bedtime is flexible. Life is easier.
Mantz wrote her article after reading Sasha Brown-Warsham’s “8 Meanest Things Moms Say to Each Other” blog post on The Stir.
“A lot of times, some of this meanness comes from seeing five kinds of moms,” Mantz wrote. “None are perfect and not every mom falls into one of these types, but they do pop up a lot. (Note the absence of “Helicopter Mom.” We’ve heard enough!)”
Hmm, I’d have to read more about “Helicopter Mom” to figure out which type I truly am.
What about you? Do you recognize someone you know in these descriptions?