"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Monday, January 12, 2009

65,000 Women Chatless? No Freakin' Way!

(If you have been following the Team Sarah invasion you will know just what I mean.)

Think about that for a minute. 65,000 chatless women (and men.) Over at Team Sarah. Every morning. It defies logic. Why? Because so many of them are mothers. And mothers are the masters of working around interruption.

I think of all the ways my "breakfast club" is finding to stay in touch. In blogs, PMs, e-mails, comment boards.... and it reminds me of the ingenuity of motherhood. Our knack for getting things done despite a thousand tiny disruptions.

Ya know, mothers everywhere deal with interruption on a daily, nay... momentary basis. We are accustomed to having our sleep interrupted. Our meals. Dates with our husbands. Even sex for pete's sake! When is the last time any mother of young children read a book undisturbed? Or watched an hour long television program without getting up at least twice to take care of her baby's needs?

So here's my idea. Let's think like mommies! Let's imagine all the ways we can support each other by working around the constant little challenges in the Team Sarah chat room and forum.

Moms (and Dads) moderate your blogs and comment boards! Consider it an act like childproofing. Sort of like how you block out TV channels or lock medicine chests. It slows you down a little, for a few days. But once you are used to it.... wala! No problem!!

Remember.... small minds do not know how to work around such interruptions. They think they can have a tantrum in the corner and destroy an otherwise good morning or evening. What they don't know is.... that we are not working on their level. We have a wide repertoire of tantrum ignoring strategies at our disposal.

Thanks to all my "breakfast club" friends who have posted greetings on my comment board, or responses to my blogs. Thanks, too, for the PMs! Sooner or later the kiddies will tire out, as they always do. (Kicking and screaming is exhausting work, ya know.) And when that happens.... we will tuck them in and get on with our lives.

In the meantime, whatever you do..... Don't stop talking to one another!



PHOTO CREDIT I may just order that little fellow... to remind me!

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