I wasn't very fond of her, and at times she really pissed me off - mostly when she started ragging on 2Js (like me). At the same time, deep down, I knew she was right and that pissed me off even more. Well, suffice it to say, I have changed my mind about good old Dr. Laura and Kudos to her for getting on the radio and making types like me mad.
So this morning I tuned her in as I was making a quick run to the grocery store. Her topic was a certain perky Juju Chang of ABC and her recent video blog entry titled The Fix: Juggling a Sick Child. When I got home, I watched perky Juju
Her options were:
- Give the kid some Tylenol and hope the school nurse doesn't call (hee hee)
- Fob the kid off on friends or relatives (hahahahah)
- Bring the kid to work (giggle)
- (D) All of the above
The thing is, perky Juju is just that important! But not to me, and probably not to 99.99999% of America. The only person in the world that measures her importance as highly as she does is that little boy in the video. To him, she is everything.
So it hurts a bit to watch her asking her son to "cough for the camera" although I guess I should be grateful his ailment isn't accompanied by projectile vomiting. And I kind of resent perky Juju's co-conspiratorial tone about "the other mothers complaining" when she sends her sick child to school to infect the other kids - so that she won't be hindered in the pursuit of her career.
What a crock. Make no mistake, this is not a Mommy issue. This is an ego issue. Perky Juju is telling you that she doesn't mind imposing on others when the need arises - that she is more important than you, while trying to pass it off as some higher-cause "feminist" issue. Perky Juju is just plain selfish. Notice she didn't even mention forking over some of her busy, career woman dough to hire a sitter or a nanny.
I call BS, perky Juju.
1 (2J = Job + Job, I am hereby doing away with "working mother" meaning working outside the home, because as any mother can tell you, raising kids and looking after a family is a full time job - I am open to suggestions on the 2J thing)
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