So, I am speaking as a mom, not as a political analyst – because…I am a mom, not a political analyst. And this post is not about politics, it’s about momness.

Reporters have been giving Sarah Palin a hard time because of the notes she wrote on her hand at a recent event where she was speaking.  Are you serious? Years ago I had a friend who was a nurse teach me that one. That’s the smartest trick in the book (or should I say “handbook” – har, har!)  for a multitasking mom!

At any one given moment an involved mom has more things on her mind as a multi-tasking mom than most reporters have on their mind for an entire day! And anyway, a reporter has that nifty little notebook they carry around to make notes on.  Not to mention their handheld electronic device that they use as a brain so they don’t have to remember every detail of their little reporter lives.

Well, as a mom I don’t have time to stop and get a piece of paper to write something on…epsecially since I’d just loose it, or use it to wipe a nose with or some such nonsense! And don’t even get me started on the fact that unlike a reporter who only has to keep up with his own litte life details, as a mom…I have to keep up with every member of my families life details. Do you know how much that is to remember?

Now granted I’m no Sarah Palin…but I’m guessing when that lady is on the road, about to make a speech, or about to be interviewed she still has the following things about her family running through her mind:

Did I get enough groceries for meals?
Do they remember practice is tonight?
I did tell him what time she has to be there, didn’t I?
Are there extra diapers in the closet?
She needs that dressed hemmed, who’s gonna do that?
Did that science project get completed?
Uh oh, registration for camp is due this week.
Oh no, she has to have her permission slip signed by the a.m.

So hey – all you pesky little reporters who are so easy to “trash talk” Sarah Palin…just remember there are an awful lot of us moms out here who do the same “dumb” things as she does because we live for more than ourselves…we live for our families. Trust me, that does not make us “less” of a person…it makes us “more” of one!

Back off and give a mom the benefit of the doubt for once – after all everyone knows being a mom is the hardest and most important job in the world! Yes, even more important than being a reporter!

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Tino · February 10, 2010 at 12:10 am

Amen and AMEN!

Milton · February 10, 2010 at 2:30 am

Palin's hand job just shows all of us what kind of dullard we are up against. WOW and some call her a leader….please.

Shannonigans · February 10, 2010 at 3:45 am

Smart lady! Didn't just rely on the teleprompter! That's a mom for ya…making do with what she's got!

sunnymum · February 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Last I checked, making a public speech wasn't the same as taking a test, so why all the fuss about notes on her hand? Wish her opponents would grow up and stop picking apart petty things. Thanks for pointing out the mom side to the situation!

Anonymous · February 11, 2010 at 2:50 am

notes on one hand are better than reading two teleprompters.

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