Guest blogger Gina: At the Golden Globes last night, over-achieving celebrity mother
Jennifer Lopez ruffled some dresses when she hushed the crowd by saying
"mama talking, mama talking." Just because she's a mom, respect (and silence) is
apparently now mandatory. Get over yourself, J Lo!
Look, I'm a mom. I get it. You have a kid and your life changes. You priorities shift and you willingly sacrifice for another human. It's a wonderful experience that -- for most -- adds a new defining element to your existence. It does not, however, make you better than everyone else. And, FYI, celebrity moms ... real people have babies, too. I know it's hard to believe you aren't the only moms in the world, but we actually think we are worthy of procreating as well.
It is so incredibly annoying that Jennifer Lopez assumed that by pointing out that she's a mother, a crowd of people should stop everything and listen to her as if she's the end-all, be-all of humans. I'm proud to admit that my life actually had meaning before I was a mother. I contributed to society, I had meaningful personal relationships, and I found many things that made me happy.
It seems every day there is another celebrity quoted about how now that they've had a baby, their career means nothing and they now know why they were put on this earth. Well, congrats to them. I'm happy they have enough money so that they don't need to worry about a job. I think it's great their kids are so beyond amazing that God put them on this earth JUST so they could give birth to an over-privileged, over-photographed child.
Don't get me wrong: I think Jennifer Lopez is amazing in what she's accomplished. I thought she was great before she had her twins. And I'm glad she loves being a mother. I love being a mom, too! But just because we've carried kids in our womb doesn't mean the whole world has to stop or shut up just because "mama's talking." (If I got up in a meeting at work and hushed everybody by saying "mama's talking," they'd look at me like I was nuts!)
What do you think? Should J Lo shut up or should those around her?