It’s been aeons since I’ve been tagged with a meme, but Laer, at Cheat-Seeking Missiles got me, and he got me with a really good one. I’ll let him do the intro, especially because it will take you to a delightful post he did earlier:
Talk about a funny go-around. I had a hoot a month or two back with my Six-Word Slogans for America post which generated a couple hundred fun responses and these two winners:
For serious slogan, from Patrick: Free markets, free speech, free society.
And for fun slogan, from Joe Y.: Twenty million Mexicans can’t be wrong.
The post came roundabout from a book on six-word memoirs, and now Greg at Rhymes With Right has tagged me to come up with my own six-word memoir.
I could go a lot of different ways with this meme. The tired part of me could easily say “Lost identity when I became Mom,” but that’s just fatigue talking (plus hearing the word “Mom” about 1 gazillion times a day, usually hollered from another room, and usually coupled with a demand that I take instant action on someone else’s behalf). I could also go the very pragmatic route: “Mother, wife, lawyer, blogger, dog owner,” which definitely sums up 100% of my day. Then there’s the activity that seems to account for a disproportionate amount of my time: “Spends all her time driving kids.” (When I say that, I think of carpools; my kids, of course, might think that I’m driving them mad….)
At the end of the day, though, rather than being whiny, descriptive, or silly, I think I’d rather talk about a belief: “Managed to make an ideological leap.” I think I want to highlight that one because it’s about the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and the one that most profoundly shapes my day to day approach to life, whether it’s work, parenting or politics.
I always have a dreadful time tagging people with these memes, because there are so many of you out there who have interesting things to say and, if I name one person, I’m missing someone else — and it doesn’t give a chance at all to those who don’t have blogs. I’ll therefore do what I always do, which is to invite you to use my comments section or your own blog to tackle this meme. If you do it at your blog, though, be sure to send a link so I (and my readers) can check it out.