Today my dear friend sent me a text message from her 4-year-old’s dance class. She was trapped in the sitting area with a bunch of other moms:
“I’m at dance listening to these women. All they talk about is their children. I find it annoying.”
Thus began a string of texts back and forth between us discussing all of the things there are to discuss OTHER than our children. Like food. Or celebrity gossip. I mean, really — it’s endless. Why do some moms constantly talk about their children, when there is so much more to discuss?
I call it Mom-Talk, and it drives me insane.
Yes, there is a place for it. I certainly love to talk about my kid, and love it when people ask me about him. However. Just because they ask, does not mean it’s okay for me to go ON and ON and ON about meaningless tidbits. It’s quality over quantity. No one finds him as fascinating as my husband and I do, and I’m aware of that.
Excessive Mom-Talk is what separates the normal moms from the irritating ones. Some people may find this offensive, but I’m a firm believer in having a balanced approach to life. Just because I’m a mom, doesn’t mean that is ALL I am and all I do.
If you’re a mom, and you think you might excessively Mom-Talk, take a gander at http://www.perezhilton.com. That will give you something else to discuss.