Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Being a Mommy

I was thinking... If I'm so uncomfortable driving my new minivan (yes, I still am), then am I really comfortable being a mommy at all? I mean, it seems like every mom I know with more than one kid has a minivan, and they drive them and look normal while doing it. I just feel that I look odd driving my minivan. Like I'm just driving my mom's car or something. Not that I think I look young or anything, I just don't think I look like a minivan driver.

As for being comfortable with being a mom, I've wondered this before. I feel very uncomfortable at places where lots of moms gather, like "momtopia" at the mall, baby gym classes, and busy playgrounds. I even feel weird at Chick-Fil-A if there are lots of moms there. But, I also feel very strange if I go anywhere without the kids. Like I forgot something.

So I'm not really sure what it is that makes me feel different around other moms. Inadequacy, I guess. Age, maybe. Of course it helps that my kids are the cutest in the whole world. (sorry other moms)


Beck said...

I always feel like I'm PRETENDING to be a mom, like I'm a total fraud and anytime now SOMEONE WILL CALL ME ON IT.
But I still love my minivan. We can haul so much crap around!

Anonymous said...

I'm not comfortable driving a mini van either...Im like you I feel like I am driving my mom-in-laws car...I also feel like your first commentator like I am pretending to be a mom and someone is gonna call me on it. But on the other hand I feel like I forgot something when I don't take the kids with me. Chrissie

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