This was written by Angeline. Stay tuned for links to her material…

–> It started with B-Spears and her T-shirt “Future MILF.” There’s just something really stupid about that. I understand and appreciate the male sphere…Jeremy Piven barking it at a passing rollerblading big bosomed woman pushing a stroller–the show Entourage. What can you do? I take MILF’s creation as a good sign that more men are at the parks and play areas with their kids…old habits of rating women die hard. And I should be honest and say I have noticed attractive men. I haven’t thought to myself ‘DILF’ exactly. More like, ‘I wonder if Tom and he could work-out together…’ Tom is my husband, and I love him to bits. He is a great dad, and that is sexy enough for most of the women he encounters at the play areas.
It’s difficult enough with the swirling advice of 50’s era Grandmas clashing with 70’s Hippie Moms…(my Mom was raised in a country club…I got chickens in the country—part of the utopic experience my parents set up to counter how they were raised). Since I’ve been a Mom, the ‘wisdom’ has flooded;”Be strict, spank but don’t hit, eat whole grains but not honey (wasn’t allowed any sweetener BUT honey as a child), let ‘em cry, DON’T let ‘em cry, or they’ll need therapy in twenty years. Put ‘em on their stomachs…NO! Their backs? Stomachs…”
We can’t leave our children alone, can’t put them on bikes without head-to-toe equipment (which my kids hate), and have video cameras watching our every move. I don’t even leave sleeping children in the car at the gas station if I have to take a quick pee! What if one of them woke up just as a police car pulled alongside, God forbid, and I came out, tp on my shoe, to find my children being taken off to foster care because I’d abandoned them. These are fears I live with. Then along came Oprah’s show about father’s being left out, Mom’s focusing TOO MUCH on the kids…’Could this be why there are so many divorces??’ Sigh. Books like “Mommy Guilt,” etc., now lecturing us on taking on too much. Do these books offer solutions? Bottom line, the kids still need to be raised. There are no magical pixies who can be conjured up to raise the world’s next generation—which I personally hope turns out to be a much more intellectual, open-minded, low tolerance for crap generation.
That’s pressure, molding a mind for the good of that child, and the good of the future. And we can’t even smoke or use drugs to calm our nerves anymore, even though that’s how the two previous generations got through.
So, thank you marketing, thank you B-Spears (before you’d even HAD kids) for adding MILF to the mix. Women, already struggling with split personalities: ‘Be brilliant, successful—hear me roar!’ OR ‘Selfless and nurturing behind-the-scenes invisible Mom…’ Find a way to merge the two, or pick one and be judged by your peers, mothers, grandmothers…but no matter what, you’d better be F*ing sexy! I mean, what’s the first thing someone tells a stressed out woman…”You need a day at the spa.” I don’t need to go to the spa! I need to know I can pee at a gas station again without worrying over kidnapping/radical religious freak/pedophiliac boogeymen breaking into my locked, video surveillanced car! And I DON’T WANT to be publicly sexy any more. I’ll save my moves for my O’DILF (O for only—D for Dad. I’m talking about Tom again).
Please. I am maturing. I did my bikini wearing era. They aren’t comfortable. They come off in waves. Small children who aren’t even mine have a habit of poking my bellybutton. It’s time to move on.
Now, if B-Spears explained to me that MILFs are sexy because of their superior multi-tasking skills, the aura they omit of confidence, wisdom, compassion…etc., which makes them irresistible, then Okay. MILF can stay.

Copyright (c) 2005 Angeline. All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 2005 Jamoker. All rights reserved.

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