Friday, October 5, 2007

Dude, I Was Kidding!

Sort of. According to the New York Times, it turns out my complete body makeover fantasy can be realized: Is the "Mom Job" Really Necessary? I'm off to see if I can add lobotomy and hysterectomy to my options package if I get the deadbaby upgrade. Oh, and before you go snot at (or high five) Stroller Derby (and believe me, I was headed over there to tell her to stick her four (4!) live children somewhere ugly), I think the NYT was just fishing for critics and probably could've done better. Stroller Derby confesses that she'd actually like a full-body makeover too, but laments that it's become "pervasive" and that many women in the article seem to be doing this for hubby, and not for themselves. And despite my unfortunate situation, I have to agree with all of that. Off to book a plane ticket . . .

9 comments:

Megan said...

Just discovered your blog. I think I'm going to adopt "awful but functioning" when people ask me how I'm doing. It's better than my typical "shitty but standing." Don't worry, I'll give your your props.

Tash said...

Megan, I *LOVE* Shitty but standing. Love. it.

Megan said...

I should have mentioned how much I like your blog – as a fellow foodie who's lost interest in food, as someone who has wondered how the pathologist resisted writing that my baby was unbelievably beautiful, and as someone who knows exactly how much it sucks to have 20 pounds of baby weight and no baby and gallons of milk and, you guessed it, no one to grow on it.
Thanks for writing about it, Tash.

Tash said...

Megan, I'm so gut-wrenchingly, awfully, fucking sorry. So much.

Megan said...

Yeah, sucks to be us, huh?

Tash said...

You are so not kidding.

thirtysomething said...

OK, I don't want to intrude, but I have just finished reading all of your blog to date. Heart-wrenching and fascinating at the same time.
Damn. I have no consolation words, of course, except that I am completely sorry for your loss and you are a strong woman to be sharing your story with us out here in the blogosphere, leaving yourself open and vulnerable.
I happened on your blogspot from Niobe's blogroll.
You have succeeded in making me think. FEW people can actually break the surface here and accomplish that, let me assure you. Something about your blog just pulled me in...
I think aside from your story, it was the paragraph you recently wrote about reminding parents out there to NOTICE and appreciate their children and to not take things too seriously, just be thankful for them in their essence. Because, as with the death of your tiny baby Maddy, we don't know when our lives will be altered forever. Thank you for writing that.
If it is ok, I would like to become a follower ( nope, I am not psychotic, just intrigued and full of admiration).

kate said...

Hi tash,

just followed your link from a comment at meg's. I am so sorry for the loss of your little girl...

My blog is 'invite only' but you are welcome, just email me. Our son Nicolas was stillborn almost 5 years ago. Word of warning -- the blog is kinda baby-heavy right now though, since we brought home twins this summer.

FWIW, my hubby would surely love for me to have a 'mommy job' (he was the one who pointed out this article to me), but even he would be hesitant to pay 12-15K for such a thing....even if we could afford it.

LAS said...

I think you are right - with respect to the title of my blog and changing the name. I think that's why I can't seem to figure out what to change it to - I don't know what I want, or how to articulate it.