Childfree Reflections

With Marcia Drut-Davis

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April 11th, 2012 by Marcia Davis

Jill Smokler’s book, “Confessions of a Scary Mommy”

I know! I Know! The title is so close to my own, “Confessions of a Childless Woman” chosen years ago. The difference is that Jill chose to be a Mom. I chose not to. She writes about those things Moms know, but don’t want to share. The fear of upsetting the mom and apple pie myth was too great…..until now. To admit to awful realities like: pooping on the table during birth, pretending to come to the end of a bedtime book because she’s finished for that day, the hell of running after a toddler or the boredom of the every day mommy activities made me smile and warmed my heart with gratitude for the publisher who took on this project.

I wonder if this will open a Pandora’s box of honesty? I wonder how many more people can openly and honestly relate the realities of raising a human or two?  I’m not saying everyone should not want this job! It’s an important one. I’m suggesting everyone should know the truths and have the courage to ask themselves if they are parent material and ready to face to agony of raising teens and not just adorable babies.