I have always had a potty mouth.
When I started the blog, I decided that I would write exactly the way I speak.
No holding back, dropping all forms of the word fuck, left and right.
I kind of felt like I should.
Especially after getting the question,
What religion are you?
because if you have 7 kids then you must be Catholic.
Or a Mormon.
So then I’d really let the f-bombs fly.
I felt compelled to show people that some moms with lots of kids are just bad ass.
And not conservative.
Or prim and proper.
I know the language can be offensive to some people.
I’ve been having this battle with myself.
Is it time to tone things down?
Do I need to curse as often as I do?
There is nothing like a good
Or a what the fuck?
And sometimes motherfucker is just
A few weeks ago I was out having drinks with a couple people, and I was discussing this same thing.
Should I clean up the language?
Bill Cosby doesn’t swear.
In public, anyway.
Neither does Ellen.
I don’t want to get all soft,
and evolved on people.
But last week,
I got this comment on the blog.
Hi Susie! I love your blog sooo much!!! I read everyday…
Okay. I like where this is going…
I kept reading.
Today I was at practice for the JV cross country team and I was basically dying. But then I thought of you and how YOU ran an NYC triathlon plus conquering one of your biggest fears, how YOU lost all that weight, how YOU are raising 7 kids successfully (enough), YOU are organizing your own 5k, and how YOU are inspiring so many others to do what you’ve done. And you know what? I kept going. For you. You gave me strength. Thank you so much.
That feels good.
Did she say JV cross country?
That’s around Number 2’s age.
Maybe it was a typo.
I kept reading.
A little more about me: I’m a 13 year old girl and I’m an only child whose (who’s??) always desperately wanted to be a part of a big family and at some point i stumbled upon your blog and, well, I love it! I laugh sooo hard!
That is Number 2’s age.
So now the language is even more of a dilemma.
I didn’t know there were 13-year-olds reading this.
I want to be a good role model in all aspects of my life.
But the language?
That’s gonna be tough.
Because I kind of kind of operate under this philosophy:
There’s no such thing as bad language…I don’t believe that anymore. It’s ridiculous. They call it debasing of the language…NO! We are adults…these are the words that we use to express frustration, rage, anger, in order that we don’t pick up a tire iron and beat the SHIT out of someone. ~Lewis Black
Maybe it would make me a better person.
But I’m afraid the cursing isn’t really going anywhere anytime soon.
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