A few people have asked me why I created maternalmedia.com. They ask if everything is still going ok with momaha.com. This post will sum up why I still love writing for momaha (and always will), but why I needed another outlet to publish information that isn’t exactly appropriate to run on a website that is funded by our city’s major newspaper.
You see, my family can pretty much be summed up as overly competitive dysfunction junction. Not my family as in me, my husband, and our three children (although we have issues like everyone else). I mean MY family, like the people who raised me and their extended clan before my husband proposed to me.
So I was basically on top of the world yesterday. Then, come Friday morning, I receive arguably one of the funniest e-mails ever from my cousin Jen. She consistently complains (rightfully so) that I do everything in my power to steal the limelight every chance I get from her and the rest of my cousins.
Sit back and enjoy…
My dearest cousin:
You are probably unaware that you have affected my day already and it is only 9:20, and let me tell you why. I was eating my breakfast when I decided to log on to Facebook and check out the usual Friday morning smattering of TGIF’s when I see an article posted about my pretty princess of a cousin accomplishing yet another feat that many other women could only hope to achieve.
I pose one question, who’s ass do I have to kiss to log on to Facebook one time, and not see you being inducted into the world’s greatest HUMAN BEING EVER Hall of Fame?! Geez Louise, I mean I can really only compare how I feel to what it would probably be like to be Jesus’ younger, slightly more awkward, red-headed step brother. This is ridiculous. The one bit of satisfaction I did get out of the article was the other attached photo of you sitting at a table, clearly not crossing your legs in a dress.
But that’s it! Congratulations, you have done it again. You have somehow managed to make the shadow we all live in colder than the shady side of an iceberg, you are heartless.
Good day to you,