So, NBC is running a contest for "America's Favorite Mom." There are semifinalist categories, where people can vote for their favorite military moms, working moms, single moms, etc. And my favorite category: the "non-mom" mom. Which is for "mothers of adopted children, grandparents and stepmothers." Because, you know, you're a non-mom if you don't actually grow the baby in you for 9 months. Because all those sleepless nights, all those hours of Candyland, all those hugs and kisses, all that time I've been caring and worrying and loving my daughter...that's all just babysitting. I'm not a real mom. I'm a "non-mom."
Guess my husband can call off the celebration this weekend, and my daughter can give the gift she made to someone else. No need to celebrate me...I'm technically a "non-mom."