7.10.2012

40% Hipster 60% Clueless

Don't act like you don't know it's true-

It's totally cool to be a hipster.

It was cool in high school.
It was cool in college. 
Who knew it would be cool in "mommy world" too?

Me? A hipster?
That's  ONE. GIANT. JOKE. 

I have always been a very boring simple person when it comes to style. 

I like pink.
I like lace. 
I like the occasional sequin.

I'm very girly, don't get me wrong.
But the whole- putting thought into what I am wearing thing?
That's reserved for special occasions, NOT the grocery store. 

And music?
I love ALL music. 
I listen to music.
But music isn't my life...
That's kind of a hipster requirement right?!

But when it comes to parenthood - you know, the mommy stuff,
I'm like 40% a hipster... I think.

For real though... 
I CLOTH DIAPER.
Hipster right?
Granted... it's only during the day, when we are at home, not travelling.. or running errands. 
Okay so I cloth diaper 60 50% of the time. 
50% hipster.

I make (made) my own babyfood (We have moved on to solid finger foods)
Jack only ate "pouch" food like 3 times. EVER.
This = 800 Bajillion hipster points!
Super hipster-y.

On the other hand...
We don't co-sleep (Bubba is a bed hog)
I only breastfed for 3 months (wish it would have been longer)
I turned down a hand-me-down Moby Wrap (Regret it to this day)
Sometimes I let Bubba cry it out (GASP!)
And we foolishly registered for a Baby Bjorn instead of the Ergo (rookie hipster mistake)

I'd love to be that 100% hipster mommy. 
But it's just not in the cards for me! 

Basically what I am trying to say is that I LOVE how diverse mommy-hood is. 
There are so many different ways to go about being a parent,
lots of which produce WONDERFUL results!

In the words of one of my favorite "mommy bloggers", AP, I like to think I parent "a la carte"
I pick and choose from different theories that work for us and our family! 

It's still really cool to be a hipster mom though...
Maybe I'll be a hipster grandma?! 
That's one happy 40% hipster baby though... 
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7 comments:

Katie said...

hilarious! i'd say you are definitely a 40% hipster mama :)

Meghan said...

Hahahaha! I love this post, and your little one is a DOLL!

Erin said...

Aunt E. misses Jack. Face time this weekend?

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

you let Jack CRY?! I don't even know you anymore.

I kid. I've let Sherman cry it out a few times too (in his "jail" that he now has to live in while we are gone). Poor kid. I mean dog.

Megan B.B. said...

According to your list, I'm like 90% hipster, Ergo and all. Who would have thought?! (we only co-sleep about 40% of the time, because we only have a queen sized bed)

Melissa Enault said...

Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today!!

Allyson Butler said...

How funny! Your little man is so precious!