Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: 13 Signs You're A Yuppie Mom








Thirteen Signs You're a Yuppie Mom

All of the following are true occurrences from the past couple of weeks:

1. Your 4 1/2 year old DD is playing with her tea set and you overhear her offering her teddy bear a "latte".

2. You see a blog title called "If You Give My Toddler a Blackberry" and you think it's referring to an electronic device rather than a fruit.


3. Your 19 month old DS actually knows which button on Daddy's Blackberry to push in order to get a dial tone.


4. Your DD recognizes a Mozart tune but has no idea what Grandpa is referring to when he says "wascally wabbit".


5. You have a long discussion with some fellow moms about raw milk vs. organic milk vs. goat's milk and the best places to purchase the aforementioned.


6. You seriously consider driving two hours each way to attend a chicken pox party.


7. You overhear the kids at park day playgroup pretending to be ancient Romans fleeing the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.


8. The kids in the playgroup have names like Soleil, Finn, Lydia, Ivy, Graham, Clark, Catriona, Coco, Leilani, Gianna, Leon, Tobias, Veronique, Jasper, Bram, and Atticus.


9. Your mom asks your DD "what does Daddy do at his job?" and when she answers "he makes money for [name of his employer]" you realize you have no clue how to explain his job function in a way that will make sense to her any more than that.


10. Your DD talks about getting a dog "after I finish graduate school".


11. You volunteer your DS as a guinea pig for the Learning Lab at Stanford and you use the opportunity to explain the scientific method to his big sister.


12. Your DS makes the American Sign Language sign for "milk" when presented with a cup as part of the experiment.


13. Your old babysitter growing up is now a post-doctorate fellow in neuroscience at Stanford and just got married at a Buddhist retreat in a ceremony that started with the "marriage is what brings us together today" speech from The Princess Bride.

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71 comments:

Toni said...

That was hilarious! Mine is up at Special K Family

Dumb Fiddler said...

Lovely post!

Happy Thursday thirteen!!!

pussreboots said...

Funny list. Some of those items reminded me of my own two kids.

'B' said...

These are FANTASTIC!!!
Although, what about the dads??
My list is up at http://burntofferings.blogspot.com/
Cheers for now
Bernie

Jenny McB said...

So I am not sure, but I think that the chicken pox party is for kids who's parents didn't get them vaccinated? Hadn't heard of those.

The milk comparisons was funny too. Don't hear that so much back here in NH!

Julie said...

Just what is a blackberry if it's not a fruit?

MamaLee said...

YAY Princess Bride!

"Marriage..."

Crimson Wife said...

Julie: a Blackberry is an electronic pager-type device that allows wireless access to one's email 24/7/365. My DH refers to his as "the fount of all evil" since it creates the expectation that he will be at his boss' beck and call any time any place.

Thomma Lyn said...

What a funny post! And y'know, I love the name Atticus, but I reckon it's because I love To Kill a Mockingbird, LOL.

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Alasandra said...

Cute TT.

Here is my addition to your list. Everyone has their own computer.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

What's a chicken pox party?

Thanks for your feedback on "branding." I'm still trying to decide what to do. Any powerful brand will resonate with some people and turn others off.

angeleque said...

Too too funny. Great post.

Samantha Lucas said...

LOL, great list. My kids are older now, but man I saw myself in some of those.

Qtpies7 said...

I did not think I was a yuppie, but I have had MANY discussions on raw/organic/goats milk! Plus other things hit the mark, but I just can't go there, I can't!

Does cloth diapering in the cutest, most fashionable butt covers ever make me a yuppie, or crunchy?

amy said...

What a great post...hahaha!

Lisa Andel said...

Hi, and thanks for stopping by mine. (I don't worry about everything btw.) Besides, I thought the baby duct taped to the wall was funny.

Guess that tells you how un-yuppy I am. ;)

Cute post though.

Maribeth said...

OMG! I was a Yuppie Mom! And I actually hosted the Chicken Pix Party! The sad thing was, I got the Chicken Pox too! :~)

Joy Renee said...

thanx for the giggles. I was in need of the lift.

and for visiting my tribute to my husband's grandmother who passed on Tuesday.

Christine said...

The BlackBerry comment made me howl!! I have a pretend BlackBerry that I let me kids play with. They like to send me messages. :)

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

These are great! Love #1.

Jennifer McK said...

Hope you don't mind that I was LAUGHING so hard. Of course, my ds was with one of my friends and they talked about going to Starbucks.
His response "Starbucks is corporate evil".
Um, oops? LOL.

SusieJ said...

So funny -- and sorry to say that a few might apply to me!

It's Me...Maven said...

I seriously loved this post, and it indeed, is a sign of the times within which we live!

Happy TT!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Those are great! My personal favorites: the 'latte' comment, the playground names (wow!), and 'graduate school'.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

really funny tt! thanks for stopping by and i am glad so i could read this!

smiles, bee

Tempest Knight said...

*LOL* Totally funny!

the108 said...

LOL! Too funny!

TeaMouse said...

That was hilarilous.

Drew said...

Those made me laugh.

Sue said...

Hahaha! This is a great list!! I loved reading it ... :)

Christine said...

What an awesome post!! I would love to go to a wedding/joining ceremony that startted with that speech. Funniest part for me in the whole movie...except for all of the other funny parts!

Wylie Kinson said...

LMAO!!!
Those playdate names... I can SO relate!
Cameron, Carson, Spencer, Nolan, ...
and I won't even get into the girls!

Janet said...

#4 is so sad :-( More Bugs Bunny!

Chelle said...

That's so funny! I could never explain my husband's job to anyone either.

Oh, and how can you be a Red Sox fan living in the Bay Area!?! Haha! They just (are still playing) my "boys" (the A's) :)

Lori said...

Great list! How cute:)

Emma Wayne Porter said...

I totally fell for the blackberry thing. And my 8, 9 and 12 year olds each have their own phone.

How? HOW did I become a yuppy mom?

Happy Mama to Three said...

Your 12 year old uses 10 times the minutes and 100 times the text messages that you do a month.

C
Happy TT

Perri Nelson said...

Some of these make sense for a Yuppie Dad too :0

Mine's at http://perrinelson.com/2007/6/7/789.aspx

dawnae said...

That was too funny...quite a lift after taking care of sick babies all day today! Thanks for visiting my TT!

Dana said...

That was so funny and so true! I thought the exact same thing when I saw the post about "If you give your toddler a blackberry".

FRIGGA said...

That was a funny list! Sounds like you have your hands full with those clever ones. :)
Happy TT13!

Judi said...

This was too funny!

Michelle Pillow said...

Great list! Very Funny. :)

Michelle
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Christine said...

LOL! Cute funny list. My 15month old knows how to dial on my Chocolate, does that count?

Hope you had a great Thursday!
~Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

spyscribbler said...

ROFL! That's a funny list. But what is a chicken pox party? In my day, it was where uninfected kids were exposed to infected kids, so they'd get it over with.

With all the vaccinations nowadays, is this still the case? (I hate the vaccinations, though. They get the chicken pox, anyway, so what's the point?)gk

Chris said...

Great list! I laughed at several of those especially the one about the latte, I can see my nieces and nephews doing that. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Meg - Bad Homeschool Mom said...

I am so there with you! A few years ago after finishing Story of the World my kids and their best friends played "Nomads in the fertile crescent" for MONTHS!! Gotta love those homeschooled kids!

Tink said...

Being a Yuppiue Mom doesn't sound that bad to me! ;-)
Thanks for visiting my Google services TT.

samulli said...

Wow, I always considered me totally un-yuppie (besides not being a mom), but I actually had to think for a moment on the Blackberry thing. And I've never even had one of these organizer thingies (nor do I want one)! How sad is that? ;o)
But your kids seem to be really entertaining. You must have a lot of fun with them. LOL

Adelle said...

Well, I'm not a yuppy ... but my kids are! LOL Great list!

Shelby said...

absolutely hilarious!!

Norma said...

Very informative and eye opening! Thanks for visiting.

Carolan Ivey said...

Oh man, I am such an underachiever. :)

My kids know all the dialog from all the Monty Python movies, and all the classical music Bugs Bunny cartoons.

When they were about 12, I introduced them to "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and carefully watched for their reaction. When they "got it", I relaxed because I knew we'd get along famously. [grin]

Babystepper said...

Hmmm. All of those things tell me that you do not come from a rural community.

Except for Mozart and the scientific method, those are relatively foreign concepts out here.

JAM said...

I loved this T13. It's a peek into a different world.

Seriously, why would anyone saddle a poor kid with a name like Atticus? I hope they teach him to fight, starting at age one. But I grew up in Louisiana, so what do I know?

I'd totally forgotten how folks take their kids to expose them early to chicken pox. I guess it works, both of our girls had them before kindergarten.

Loved the latte thing. I hate coffee, and the first time I was driving and Lovely Wife had me drive through a Starbucks and order her a something-something, I just looked at her. Had her repeat it over and over until I could say the whole thing and then regurgitated it to the person behind the speaker. I felt like someone had tricked me into cussin' in a foreign language. The whole thing stressed me out.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

OMG! these are hysterically funny!Kids playing at being romans caused coffee to shoot straight up my nose.

In my case it would've been 13 signs you're an Artist Mom with my kids being weaned on Clockwork Orange, native american flute music, the Ramones and gallery openings.

Haley-O said...

Really cute list! I can TOTALLY relate, if you know what I mean!! :)

That Blue Girl said...

That was great! I totally need to get more creative with my 13's. Happy Friday! Thanks for checking out my Starbucks 13.

Jess said...

This is hilarious. And the babysitter sounds like my kind of person...you just can't beat The Princess Bride! Best movie ever!

alisonwonderland said...

great list! well done! happy TT!

Krissy said...

That was one of the most hilarious TT's I've ever read! You live a fascinating life!!

Violet said...

Aww I don't think you're a yuppie mom. It sounds like you have some very interesting and creative kids though.

Finlands finest said...

I appreciate your TT soo much! Thanks for visiting mine.

ERZSÉBET said...

Absolutely priceless, especially the latte.

Thanks for stopping by. Your Canadian geography is right on. We had the option of travelling that route but decided trying to cross the border with all our baggage might pose as a problem.

Take care.

MC Milker said...

too funny- life in the new millennium!

Robin L. Rotham said...

ROFL!!! I think it's safe to assume we won't be running into each other at playgroup. (Er, what's a playgroup? :D)

Nan said...

Fantastic!! And I have to say that #4 makes me want to cry, proving that middle age has hit me harder than I thought!

Darla said...

LOL! Too funny. I have to say, I've never been a yuppie mom. :)

tommiea said...

very cute! We lived in the east Bay a couple of years ago, you just described our playgroup.
Thanks for visiting!

m.o.M. said...

Thanks for the smile and for visiting my site.

What little blessings...

bichonpawz said...

Too funny!! I LOVE it! Happy TT!!