So after a tumultuous morning of the dogs running away for an hour, I was finally able to start my morning. The girls were having room time and I was in desperate need of caffeine. I finally settled in with my coffee and a mountain of laundry to watch Regis and Kelly. I was a little bit excited to see that they were having Robert Pattinson on their show today.
Now, if you've been living under a rock and don't know who he is (ahem, Liz), he is the teen heart-throb and star of the Twilight saga. If you don't know what the Twilight saga is, then there is nothing I can do for you.
Anyhow, I digress. SO, Robert was smoldering and trying to look mysterious when Regis and Kelly drew his attention to a row of women in the audience. They were TWILIGHT MOMS. They even had sweet bedazzled shirts similar to this:
I chuckled and thought about how funny it was that these women who were CLEARLY 40 and up were SO dedicated to these books/movies that they had shirts and were squealing like middle school girls! Then, another thought crept into my mind . . . am I a Twilight Mom?!?! No, my immediate thought was NO. I mean, I read these books while I was teaching 6th graders. I got them for Christmas and read all 4 books within a few days. No big deal. I wanted to have my finger on the pulse of my students and what they thought was "cool" literature. I also used sentences and paragraphs out of these books as writing samples (some were samples of good descriptive writing, and some were samples of BAD writing). I mean, it was strictly for work, right?
THEN I started thinking about the fact that if I didn't have 3 tots to take care of, I would DEFINITELY be at a midnight showing of New Moon tonight (so I definitely have the mom part). I also think that Robert Pattinson is somewhat handsome (for a younger man, of course). I also sort of liked the books (they aren't literary masterpieces or anything). I also would say that I'm on team Edward (mom, you will have no idea what that means). I also read all 4 books in a few days. So, am I a Twilight Mom?!?
I would say to some extent, I might be a mild version of a Twilight Mom. No, I'm not going to wear a bedazzled shirt of any kind and I'm not going to hang anything with any likeness of any character from the movie in my room. I will go see the movie and maybe read the books again one day. I am simply a fan, so don't judge. Who's with me? Anyone?