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More Popular Than Thousands Of Husbands Hating Mine

My post on Scott’s Valentine’s Day gift to me has made it to the mom forums, and after hearing a few of the comments, I’m pretty sure thousands of significant others hate my husband. Oh well. I always appreciate y’all sharing Late Enough even if Scott now has to fear for his safety.

The fact is we all want to be seen. The dance club made me feel seen. Holiday and day-to-day are not about being fancy. The moments, the relationship, the marriage are about being known by another person in all our beauty and in all our failure and still being loved and celebrated.

Scott and Alex photo

Anyway, when I’m not getting noses squished into my face, I’m reading and writing all over the Internet.

My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):

  • Why Can’t Boys Celebrate Valentine’s Day: On Richmondmom, I complain about how my 5-year-old son can only celebrate Valentine’s Day if likes dogs or has a girlfriend.
  • A Weird Book and Its Giveaway: On This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff, I review the book, I Hate You, Kelly Donahue, which is the odd book of a nemesis’ diary. I laughed. I cringed. I’m giving one away to you. Ends 2/22.
  • Win $50 Grocery Gift Card to Martin’s: On my Facebook page, Kleenex and I are giving away (3) $50 gift cards for visiting a Kleenex® Brand Sharing Station found at various Martin’s Grocery Stores throughout the Richmond area. End 2/20.

Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:

  • Emily Hubbel and Childhood Cancer Facts: From a reader who just wants people to understand a little more about childhood cancer. Her daughter, Emily, has Stage IV Neuroblastoma, and Shannon realized how uncomfortable and misinformed people are about childhood cancer. (important)
  • real women: From Hanna Blank’s blog, real women do not just have curves because real women do not look like one thing. (exactly)
  • Beyond Pelvic Politics: From the New York Times, why are we putting one religion’s opinion over the well-being of women? If you work for a Jehovah’s Witness should you be denied blood transfusions? (high-five)

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

6 thoughts to “More Popular Than Thousands Of Husbands Hating Mine”

  1. Thanks for linking to the “real women” post- I had never read it. In college a friend and I joked that we wanted to make our own empowering movie called “Real Women Are Shapeless Blobs” because we spent the whole movie “Real Women Have Curves” whispering to each other about how not-fat the main character was, and because when we gain weight, we don’t become curvy, we just get bigger.

    I love seeing what posts (from other sites) you share each week!

  2. Oh, shame on the haters. Being seen, truly, deeply, is the best gift. And if that comes with smoke machines and light shows… Well, all the better.

  3. “The moments, the relationship, the marriage are about being known by another person in all our beauty and in all our failure and still being loved and celebrated.”

    That right there is the best (most true) thing I’ve read all week.

    Thank you.

  4. Seriously, people had bad things to say about your Valentine gift? I think it was awesome – and those are the gifts that show how awesome your husband is – when it is something that really fits you rather than what everyone else gets (card, flowers, chocolate).

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