It has long been a source of great sadness to me that I am not a [fill in the blank with a sport, hobby, or other activity] mom. I told my daughter about this recently, in an attempt to convince her to play hockey or soccer, but no, she refused to take up a new sport just so that I could be part of a voting bloc. This selfish attitude of course only adds to my sadness (wait a minute.. I seem to be channeling my mother-in-law..).
My daughter asked why I couldn't be designated as a professor mom, scientist mom, or even a trains-tabbies-to-do-Lipizzaner-stallion-tricks mom, so I explained that the mom-blocs aren't related to the mom's career or hobbies but to the activities of their offspring. That's why they are hockey moms instead of hockey women, or whatever. My daughter takes piano and guitar lessons, but for some reason piano moms aren't highly sought after as a group by politicians. She also swims, but the term swimming mom just doesn't sound good to me for some reason.
If anything, I probably have the best chance of being in a blogger mom voting bloc, unless the next president doesn't know how to use the internets.
6 months ago