Disclaimer: I am writing this as a woman, so it’s going to have a womanly slant. No, I do not hate men. Yes, I know there are plenty of great Daddies who do a good job of helping out–and I salute you, Good Daddy!

 

I spent the majority of the past 3 weeks in a haze of Christmas frenzy, family, and…trying to avoid the news. I really think if I hear the word “Fiscal Cliff” one more time, I may have to go find it and fling myself over it!

As I was driving this morning, I thought of something.

 

We live in a pretty great country. I mean, I am as patriotic as they come. I cry during the Olympics. I get goose bumps when someone sings the National Anthem well. I even teared up when I was voting. You know, it’s just my thing.

However, if I may say so, I think the way we get people elected is ridiculous. A person has to be worth 570 bazillion dollars to run to begin with. Then, sh can’t really say what she wants, because she doesn’t want to make anyone mad. He makes promises that he can’t keep. So, we have a boat load of rich folks, who’d rather be on a yacht somewhere, making decisions for…me.

Now, if things went the way they should…a bunch of Moms (and probably a few Special Moms too!)  would run this country. Seriously.

  • A mom can balance a budget. So what if you have to eat beans and rice for dinner the entire last week of the month…be glad you get food at all, there are starving children in Africa.
  • A mom wouldn’t deal with the bickering and fighting. She’d send one to that chair and one to the other chair and threaten to ground the offenders until they were Yoda’s age.
  • If anyone showed up late, a mom would pitch a fit and demand to know what was more important than showing up on time, because that is disrespectful!
  • A mom would make everyone hand write thank you notes.
  • A mom doesn’t care who is Democratic and who is Republican. Dang it, if y’all can’t get along and be nice to one another, you’re getting your mouth washed out with soap.
  • And don’t let her hear you talking bad about the President. She may not agree with him all the time, but that man deserves respect, because he is the President of the United States, and you will remember that, Missy.
  • A $9000 party dress is not necessary. Mom can run to TJMaxx and find a perfectly suitable dress, shoes, hosiery  earrings, necklace, bracelet, purse, and a curling iron and not spend but $29.99 (See also: balancing the budget).
  • A mom would make sure everyone called their Granny on holidays. Or whenever else she says you need to call Granny.
  • Who cares where you went to college? You went, right? Momma says that the guy who graduated last in his class in medical school is still called Doctor…
  • If you lie, you fry.

 

So, as you can see, I’ve lost my mind over the holidays and I think far too much about things that I will never have any control over.

I wish you all a Happy New Year…may 2013 be the year of change, hope, and love for us all!

 

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1 SoCoMom 4James January 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I think about this all the time as I teach my kids lessons on how to behave and be responsible. And when I read articles about how our elected officials stonewall, name call, and play petty power games at our expense, I wish I had their mothers’ phone numbers, so I could let them know how disappointed I am in their behaviour and asking if they always behaved like that.

I recall the days when I was growing up, where a call to your mother was not considered out of line, and helped keep us more accountable for our actions.

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