Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Giving Up on the MOTY, Going for the MISC
I have been working on winning a MOTY (Mother of the Year award, of course) for so many years, but one thing after another keeps getting in the way. There was that one year that I missed the pick up for a scout's meeting by nearly an hour...at night. Then there was the year that I got pulled over for traffic or vehicle maintenance violations...three times in one week. Oh, and who could forget the year that I didn't believe my daughter's shoes were too small already and made her keep wearing them for weeks, thinking she was just faking it to get a different style...oh, her poor little cramped toes! It's always something, it seems, keeping me one step out of the running for a MOTY.
This year, I decided to ignore the nominating committee and distinguished panel of judges and just go for the MISC award instead (that would be the "Mom Is So Cool!" prize). My 14 year old son, shown here displaying the work of my own hands, has nominated me and I think I am in the finals round at this point. But even if I don't win a MISC award, the hugs and I-love-yous and long talks that I'm getting from him these days are totally worth it.
Who really needs a MOTY anyway? I say, when all else fails, lower your standards.