My conversion to suburban mom is complete. I am about to put a bumper sticker on my minivan that says, "My Child Is An Honor Student At...". Don't get me wrong - I'm proud & pleased. But it just seems like the last nail in the coffin of any urban coolness I once had. One might say that the three kids were enough. Or the fact that I'm on my second minivan. Or that cool bi-level cupcake carrier I sought out & ordered for taking in cupcakes for class-mom duties.
But now my bumper, which has pretty much been a (minimalist) canvas for my political/social self (though there was that one school magnet, but it fell off pretty quickly) is now making room for this "all mom, all the time" notification to the world.
I know I should just shut up & be grateful, but I also shouldn't have held on to my New York Magazine subscription for years after moving (29 minutes - see? - I can't even say "half hour"!) out of the city, telling myself, "but it's just a few miles!".
I can see the future already - next a lacrosse sticker & soon, no room for my "Be About Peace" magnet...ah, the sacrifices. ;-)