Resolutions: Double MommyJacking Edition
Lose baby weight!! GAIN BABY WEIGHT!!!! Too fat!! TOO SKINNY!!! AHHHHH!!!
Here we have two mommyjackers of wildly different stripes. And yet, they have mommyjacking in common. It’s a shared bond among mothers be they fat, skinny, black, white, placenta eaters or placenta buriers. No matter who you are, or how much weight you need to gain or lose this New Year, you will always be in the company of other mommyjackers if you play your cards right.
Now if only Ashley could give Rachal some of her baby weight!!! There should be an app for that!!!!!!!
(submitted by Anonymous)
**UPDATE: Several people have declared these NOT to be mommyjackings because Jessica asked her friends what their resolutions are, meaning any comments she received were “fair game.” That may be true, but here’s my rationale: Mommyjacking can be classified as “using any opportunity to talk about your kid,” and often the delivery is a major factor. I receive a lot of mommyjacking submissions, but most of the time the intent just isn’t there. If I don’t hear something in a commenter’s tone that indicates the person is worthy of the mommyjacking title, I don’t run the submission.
The fact is, sometimes people just want to relate something to their baby/kid/being pregnant/whatever, and it reads as general conversation. In this case, both Ashley and Rachal have (mostly) reasonable resolutions to gain/lose baby weight, but it’s their delivery and flourishes of obnoxiousness that carry their comments into mommyjacking territory. There are a lot of varieties of mommyjackers (as we have seen!), but ultimately mommyjacking isn’t solely restricted to people who hijack an unrelated update to talk about their baby; it’s about what’s said and how it’s said.