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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 07:53:46 PM »
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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2008, 08:39:36 PM »
Winning at poker, instead of loosing.

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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 01:04:32 AM »
I like winning... unfortunately I am really good at winning when there are multiple players, but I've never learned to adjust my tactics for a head to head game. :)
Strikeouts are boring - besides that, they're fascist.  Throw some ground balls.  More democratic.

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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 09:11:15 AM »
Yeah, I'm the same way. When the game goes heads up I usually get pushed around.

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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008, 09:15:29 AM »
I wish I were at The Profound Desire of the Gods, starting...NOW.  I was downtown and Lara called me from bed, sick, wanted me to make her dinner and chill with her.  Not that I'm complaining about that, but I can't remember the last time she requested some caretaking, and on a day that I was finally taking for myself (I did get to Atonement).   :) C'est la vie.

How about "mothering"?  ;) What you just detailed is a pretty decent description of my life as a mother.  :)

:)  I prefer "caring" to "mothering", in addition to the gendered connotation, it has the potential to be read as controlling.  I made garlic mashed potatoes and tuna, we watched a couple episodes of Corner Gas and a couple of Weeds, went to bed at the very reasonable hour of 10:30.  I'm feeling a bit sick right now :)
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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2008, 09:20:44 AM »
Wearing socks.  My feet are freezing.

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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2008, 05:03:39 PM »
I wish I were at The Profound Desire of the Gods, starting...NOW.  I was downtown and Lara called me from bed, sick, wanted me to make her dinner and chill with her.  Not that I'm complaining about that, but I can't remember the last time she requested some caretaking, and on a day that I was finally taking for myself (I did get to Atonement).   :) C'est la vie.

How about "mothering"?  ;) What you just detailed is a pretty decent description of my life as a mother.  :)

:)  I prefer "caring" to "mothering", in addition to the gendered connotation, it has the potential to be read as controlling.  I made garlic mashed potatoes and tuna, we watched a couple episodes of Corner Gas and a couple of Weeds, went to bed at the very reasonable hour of 10:30.  I'm feeling a bit sick right now :)

Sick because too early to bed, too much garlic, or ?  :)


Huh. So would you just like to delete the term mother/mothering from our language? And I refer to our earlier discussion as it dovetails with this:
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But I wouldn't say I am I am belittling her protective "mothering" characteristics as merely role-playing, my point is that this type of act is ultimately how we should interact with everyone.  That by making this an easy equivalence of "mothering" = being a mother doesn't leave room for "non-mothers" to be mothers.

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Or, spun a bit, why do we want to see women as mothers?  I like having the question raised concerning what it means to care for others, to show that it is not a gendered act.

Personally, I think the term "mother" has more to do with specificity than particularly offensive gendered-language. I like being called, I want to be called a mother, in part because of the very specific acts that I have been involved with or done because I am both a woman and a woman caring for children for whom I am responsible, in practical, emotional, and psychological ways. And frankly, the recognition of my actions is integral to my relationship with my children - it's partly why I'd prefer that they call me Mom or Mama rather than Melissa. So when I hear you seeming to say that mothering should not be seen as exclusively in the realm of women, I think you might be overlooking very specific caring and actions that women do for and because of their children.

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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2008, 08:15:17 PM »
Easing down from a nice 5-mile run. Unfortunately, it's -17 degrees outside (no exaggeration, and not including wind chill) and I'm not man enough try that... or even to walk two blocks to the nearest indoor track.
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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2008, 12:28:11 AM »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: What do you wish you were doing?
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2008, 12:41:32 AM »
Sleeping, and wishing I could take some of the pain away from pix, you can't do it all buddy  :).
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