Remember high school filled with jocks, nerds, band geeks, bullies, cheerleaders, and a dozen or so other cliques? As if learning Calculus wasn't tough enough without having to fight your way through an obstacle course of peer pressure and bullying. At least things got so much better once you became an adult, right?
Uh, yeah. Right. Unless you keep your kid in a bubble and never step foot inside their school at all, yeah, things are groovy. But for 99.99 percent of the rest of us, stereotypes and cliques still hold true as adults. So how do today's moms shake down as parents? What groups do they all fall into? Glad you asked! Here's the skinny:
The Bully Moms
You know the type. They're the moms yelling loudest at the PTA meetings. They're the ones who walk right up to the teacher you're in the middle of a conversation with, and without skipping a beat, step right in front of you and just start talking to the teacher. You may know them by another name, though, one that rhymes with "bitch."
The Sports Moms
Notice I didn't say Soccer Moms, because it's not just soccer. It's baseball. And swimming. And lacrosse. And basketball. And tennis. And it's all of those at once. Unless you are one of these moms, chances are you don't have a friendship with any of them because they're way too busy driving from one practice to the next to the next, seven days a week.
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The Cool Moms
Everyone wants to be friends with them. They're like the Heathers from Heathers, the Pink Ladies from Grease, or the, er, Mean Girls from Mean Girls. They're the popular crowd and they know it. And they couldn't care less about you.
The Wannabe Moms
These ladies desperately want to be the cool moms, but aren't. So they'll slum it and be your friend. They'll talk to you no problem ... as long as no one else is around. The second someone slightly cooler than you shows up, it's "sayonara sister."
The Loner Moms
They may come across as mean. Or crazy. Or out of their gourd. But these moms just sit on the periphery of everything without giving you a second thought. They don't talk to anyone. They don't care what clique you're from, they want nothing to do with you. Clearly they have their own friends somewhere else. Most likely online.
The Granola Moms
Be ultra careful around these natural moms. One false move and you can quickly find yourself at the receiving end of a three-hour lecture on why you're the anti-Christ for not breastfeeding your kids for six years like they did. They're into recycling, not vaccinating their kids, eating only organic food, etc. Can you really be friends with someone who actively protests against cupcakes?
What type of mom are you?
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