*welcome to my first post added to MBC...I hope you enjoy it!
So, I have mommy swagger...I bee-bop around, generally, with a bounce in my step...my Hubby says I glow. Somedays, I'm sure I give off I-am-woman-hear-me-roar vibes. I can see how this fronting could give the impression that I can handle anything, especially to the fellas out there...poor things...torn between being a gentleman and overstepping some gender line or boundary.
But, to any male readers out there, just because we give off an air of being the epitome of a supermom, it does not mean that we don't sometimes need some help! Prime example is this...When you see us moms at a local eatery, and we have a kid in one arm...the same arm that is strapped with a diaper bag AND our purse...and are balancing a tray of food in the other hand...and that tray is filled with a bag of chips, a bowl of guac, two burrito bowls, an apple juice, and a cup (for Mommy's much needed iced tea), feel free to jump up and offer your assistance, if no one from the establishment has already graciously carried the tray to a table. Do not assume that, just because my poor back and bicep muscles are bulging (thank you, P90X!!) with the effort, I am doing just fine!
And, please, even if the restaurant is populated with tables of solo, capable-looking guys that you think might take the lead and come to my rescue, take a gamble, get off your ass, and ask me if you can HELP! Not sure if I really need it, because I have now dropped the tray off at the table (most nearest to the iced tea dispenser, of course)? How's about grabbing one of the high chairs right beside your table and bringing it to mine? Yeah, that would be nice...instead of watching me, now carrying only the child, the diaper bag, and my purse, grab ahold of that high chair, lift it up and out of the one it's inevitably stuck to and stacked on, drag it loudly across the restaurant, and place it at my table, generally while shimmying a regular chair out of the way. There, your job would be done, and you wouldn't have offended us at all...matter of fact, you'd be more like our hero!