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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Cat Race


We’ve cozied up to another manic popularity contest. Woman of the Year. Best Mother Ever. Who would’ve thought we’d be looking over our shoulders, incredulous marathoners eyeing the open road, perfectly incapable of believing the finish line will be ours to break.

My 42-word answer to  

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  1. Yep. We get there, and we just can't believe that we are the first. I liked the images this provoked.

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    1. : ) Glad you get it. Thanks, Tina!

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  2. Love the idea of mothers racing towards the finish line together. Beautiful.

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  3. "perfectly incapable"
    I really like that Kymm - great job, as always.
    Thanks

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    1. We women are always 'perfect', as I'm sure you well know, Thom.
      hehe Thank you!

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  4. Yeah! For moms everywhere! Great going, gals :)

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    1. Ha! Nice to hear, Shailaja. Thank you!

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  5. I love this combination of exhilaration and doubt--so true of motherhood.

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  6. You sum up mothers in the race so well as 'incredulous marathoners'.

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    1. Haha Nice to hear I'm not alone in this : )
      Thanks, Sarah Ann!

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  7. You convey so much about motherhood in 42 words. Congrats!

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  8. Love "incredulous marathoners" and the idea of cozying up to a "manic popularity contest" – it's tough trying to be everything to everyone. Nicely done!

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    1. Never was very good at this particular race, me. Thank you, Suzanne!

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  9. "manic popularity contest" ---- right?! Great piece!

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  10. I have felt this way...and never fail to feel this way every time there is something going on at school. UGH. Probably why I tend to keep a low profile and avoid those hallowed halls at all costs. Great piece and analogy!

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    1. Definitely a low-profiler myself : ) Thank you, Kathy!

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  11. Great title and interesting post.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thank you, Marcy!

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  12. Very interesting, Kymm!! Doubt on the edge of an exhilaration ... Perhaps that is what we run for :)

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  13. I'm not a parent so I find this enlightening! I love the title, too.

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    1. Happy to enlighten you all you can stand, FF : ) Thanks for the love!

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