I Have Boy Parts!

Written by Scott

Topics: Archives, Family, Food

I’ve found myself on some sort of Disney marketing list of bloggers, which in and of itself would not be such a bad thing at all.

But the list is one that apparently is used to cater to Mommy Bloggers. Also, not a bad thing in and of itself.

However, as a reply to two different emails the past couple of days (condensed form), I am NOT a Mommy Blogger. While I am a blogger, I am genetically predisposed to not being a mommy. In short, the issue is that I have boy parts.  (That phrase I have thus far NOT actually sent in direct reply to any of the Disney emails….however, it was used in response to a response from a person at Disney, which I’ll cover in a bit).

Wait…that doesn’t sound right. It’s not an issue that I have boy parts, but having boy parts precludes me from being a mommy, which in turn precludes me from being a mommy blogger. So I’ve dared them to run such an event for Father’s Day, at which point I will gladly respond.

As for the one response so far, the Disney person wrote, in part, “You just made me bust a gut!” [with that response]. I then followed up with the explanation that the initial draft of the response included the phrase in the title of this post.

Maybe Disney really is the happiest place on Earth, but getting my emails makes it even happier. I’d venture to guess that if Disney ever got a Daddy Blogger event going like they’ve recently done with Mommy Bloggers, and invited brought me down (ok…ok…me AND the family) it’d be even more happy. Guaranteed.

5 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. RogerGard says:

    Scott,
     
    As a father who is curently playing the role of stay at home dad–one that is trying to not only chronicle his story of two bouts with the NICU but also trying to figure out the ins and outs of raising five children, three of which are still in diapers–as humorous as your response to Disney is about boy parts, I present the argument that a more appropriate response would be to thank Disney for including fathers in mommy groups. 
     
    Being in a new neighborhood, my searches for parent/child activities in the area all lead to mommy groups, which very much are exclusively without boy parts.  The group-think and tunnel vision by such is far reaching.  So thus is the message, "Your children cannot play with my children because you have boy parts." 
     
     

    • scotters says:

       @RogerGard Either you missed the point or I didn't make it well: while I am on these lists, I'm receiving emails/offers as a MOMMY BLOGGER. 

      • RogerGard says:

        @scotters @RogerGard I fully get your point that recognition of your blog is misplaced as a MOMMY BLOGGER. My counterpoint is that as a person who blogs as a father, recognition as a parent blogger by any such entity can ONLY be misplaced as being a mommy blogger. I assure you that Disney has no parallel email campaign for daddy bloggers. So in addition to the mommy blogosphere, all things mommy that which is the mommysphere seems to be content in making no effort to recognize or include that which is the fathersphere.

  2. RogerGard says:

    Scott,  I apologize fully because your point and mine are one in the same.  I too wish the mommysphere subset of the blogosphere were open to the recognition that there are fathers who actively participate in parenting.  My previous comment is likely due to sleep deprivation and juggling children coupled with angst that the information highway is fraught with security checkpoints in which boy parts seemingly are contraband.
     
    As I venture to write my blog about my NICU experience, I have been searching for others who share a kindred spirit and I always end up at mommy blogs, all of which are written to an expected audience of those that lack boy parts. 
     
    In a further attempt at due dilligence, there are a great host of daddy blogs.  Not that I have time to read much posting to great detail it immediately strikes me that, in a nutshell, dads tend to pedestal the accomplishments while moms tend to pedestal the pathway to the accoplishment. 

  3. scotters says:

    No worries. I mean, you ARE my cousin…and you probably are, under the circumstances, close to brain-dead. But in a mostly-good way.