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So I click on a story today that has over 10,000 reviews and in the first couple hundred words I was already rolling my eyes.

For once, I would like to hear about competent mothers.

Ones that don't whine. Don't want special favors.
Ones that aren't a complete frazzle all the time because they can't be bothered to do things that need to be done when they have time.
Ones that refuse to claim they just can't do it without the father helping them or another man stepping in. 

If I read one more fic where the woman can't cope because she's so busy, but has only managed to wander around whining with their thumb up  their butt the whole fic I'm going to hunt down the writer and smack them.

I'm just the Auntie, but ZOMG there is so much more to motherhood than this crap.


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Mar. 30th, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
Who was the incompetent mother?
Mar. 30th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Rose Weasley, but I've seen Hermione do it a lot too.

This was an OMG I have to work xmas eve and I haven't done any shopping! Who would have ever thought a healer working in St. Mungo's would have to work on one of the most accident ridden holidays of the year?

Because medical people get time off all the time and Christmas is such a surprise when it shows up.

It really turned into a 'bitch, get on Amazon and STFU' moment really quick for me. The girl was born in 2006 and now she's a mother. The wizarding world doesn't even have catalogues yet? The fashionista in me is hyperventilating.

The thing is, I really don't think I'd have had that drastic a reaction if I didn't keep running into the same nitwit disguised as my favorite characters.

I realize being a single mom is one of the toughest things to do, especially if you're working. But all the difficulties I read are so cliche and not anything close to what it's really like. So much is focused on getting a man in there to reign in all the madness and make them a complete family.

So my rant is really not about this specific fic, although it irritated me, as much as it is about cliched single mothers in the wizarding world. :P
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