About the brilliant blog STFU Parents? No -- you haven't? Please go check it out. You are bound to read something that will make you laugh until your cheeks hurt. Hell, you can go now, you don't even need to bother reading the rest of this posting. THAT is how good it is over there.
Still reading? Well after I spent awhile persuing the posts on that blog and laughing at some of the more absurd entries, I realized that I am very, very fortunate. Many of my friends who have now become moms do not see life as an us v. them -- moms v. non-moms. And trust me, I feel reeeeeeeally lucky for that. But I can's say I don't know some folks who are have tendencies and attitudes straight off of this blog.
To my friends IRL who are now moms -- if you are reading this, thank you. Thank you for still maintaining your friendships that you have with women who are at other points in their life and mommyhood isn't in the mix right now. Thank you for being real and expressing your struggles and strifes with humor, grace and dignity. You all maintain such balance and authenticity and don't take yourselves too seriously. and I love you all the more for it. You give me absolutely nothing that I can go and submit on STFU Parent, and for that I really do thank you.