The movie follows a frustrated Manhattan mom (former book author) who just wants ten minutes to write a blog to submit for a contest with hopes of winning a job as a contributing writer. She finds herself getting caught up in chores, grocery shopping, dropping off something to her daughter's class - you know, being a mom! Of course, it's a movie so other not so everyday real life things occur but overall, I can't find myself sympathizing with this woman who misses her pre-stretch mark and sippy cup days. Welcome to "motherhood!" I was, however, inspired to write this blog so I guess that hour and a half wasn't a complete loss. When this movie came out in theaters for five minutes last year (surprisingly enough it was not straight to DVD), Parenting magazine ran their own writing contest. Naturally, I wanted to enter being the passionate writer that I am. I'm sure you're wondering where I miraculously found five minutes to write an essay considering that I'm a M-O-M (gasp). Well, for one thing, I wrote the essay when I was in possession of one less child and I likely wrote it with a sleeping child in my lap. The contest stipulated a 300 word essay describing what motherhood means to you (me). Easy enough, right? I had a harder time figuring out an appropriate picture to include (also a requirement) to portray your theme.
In relation to the title of this blog, here is the good (in fact, great) part of motherhood as described in the piece that I sent to Parenting for the contest.
Well, that's not completely true. I have one regret. I totally should have used that 90 minutes today to do something more constructive today versus suffering through the bad acting that is Uma Thurman, ergo the ugly part of this blog. The day wasn't a complete waste - I spent one on one time with kids and that is (in the words of Miley Cyrus) pretty cool!
By the way, in case you were wondering what the picture looked like that I submitted for the Parenting contest (and shockingly I know, I didn't win) - here it is:
By the way, R's name is on the blanket in the background so that explains the heart (blocking it out). Unfortunately, I don't have any fancy photo editing software - just Paint, ha!!