It is an issue that has long been debated in my household – who is the most metal member of our family?
This question generally results in a four way tie since we all invariably vote for ourselves.
Each family member has their own reasons and as much as my friend White assures me that my cat Sid is more metal than me, I assert that I am the only one in this house who ditched the Homecoming dance in high school to go see Sepultura.
Pretty metal, right?
Sadly, it doesn’t quite compare to turning each “a” in your name into skulls and crossbones.
Yes, it would appear my six year old daughter has surpassed me in metalness. Metalhood?
Fine. I accept that. I guess you always try to raise your children to be better people that you are, to have just a little bit more that you had. I will consider this as a success.
Speaking of things I am choosing to consider successes, Babble has done me the honor of choosing me as one of their Top 50 Mom Bloggers of 2010. Agree or disagree with their list, I am flattered to be mentioned in the company of the other 49 women. Really, I squeaked in at #47 but I like it because John Lynch wore #47 and John Lynch was not only a badass, but also super hot.
I said that like he was dead, but he is still alive. Sorry John.
I debated whether to write about the Babble list thing or not. I know it is controversial and I know a lot of people think that the list is flawed, but I am on a new mission to not bury my accomplishments. I was talking to my husband about my issues and he pointed out that maybe I was not taken seriously because I spent so much time trying to downplay my achievements. I thought I was being polite, I thought I was being humble. It turns out I was just convincing people that I didn’t really do anything worthwhile, and that has really been working against me.
Plus, it isn’t very metal.
But this is.
You can tell by the umlaut.