I’m Not Only a Mother
My Facebook feed has been blowing up with Mother’s Day posts. My least favorite? The one above. I actually got into a Facebook fight–something I actively avoid, because even when you know someone in real life, people be crazy on Facebook.
Look, I love my girls more than anything. Does that mean I don’t have good memories pre-kids? Nope. Does that mean I don’t have non-kid-related projects and plans for tomorrow that I am really looking forward to? Nope.
My children are my favorite thing about my life, but they are not the only thing. I would die for my girls, but I won’t stop living for them. Like Edna Pontellier, but with less selfishness, drama, and suicide.
I am a writer, an attorney, a sister, a friend. I think if I weren’t those other things, I would be less of a mother. I believe all people have more to offer society than only procreation. I certainly hope for more than that for my daughters.
Do you think motherhood should be your entire life? Discuss.