The Elusive Unicorn Mom

I recently heard the term “Unicorn Mom” via my fabulous friend Salima, who was celebrating her 40th birthday in what I know is now proper Unicorn Mom form. (Please don’t miss the drink holder.)

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I had no idea that this was actually a thing.  Here’s the official full definition for you.FullSizeRender-5.jpg

There’s even unicornmom.com  And a Unicorn Moms Facebook group.  I kid you not!

So why is this so elusive?   In my over 15 years at this mom gig, I have to say, it kinda is.

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For me, it’s not that easy to find someone I want to let into my inner circle. To start, you can’t be a one-upper (plenty of those around).

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You can’t be judgmental, because Lord knows it’s not so pretty over here all the time.

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 Please don’t be competitive with me.  I’ve got enough of that in my life.

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Or disloyal.  Remember, I’m half Sicilian.

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If we can get over all of those hurdles, next you must be able to embrace your imperfections, and mine.

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Sense of humor, is also not negotiable.

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And, then, I’m sorry, but when you become a mom, I’m pretty sure that they don’t make you check your fun card at the door. We can live…a little.

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I might actually argue that it’s good to blow off some steam now and then.  I personally salute anyone who has teenagers and doesn’t drink wine.

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So, writing about all of this made me realize how I should consider myself, very, very lucky to found one of the best.

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Despite the fact that I was a complete and utter bey-otch the first time we met (Sorry Miss!  Love ya!), this crazy girl still puts up withe me.

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We’ve been through truly horrible, bad times together.  But, I have to say they make us appreciate the good ones even more.

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We laugh our asses off on a regular basis about things that no one else in the world would find even a little bit funny.

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And, yes, there may be alcohol involved from time to time.

So, I don’t say it enough, but thank you Miss for being there.  And proving to me that unicorns really do exist.

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(Florida condo, 2030.  No smoking, though)

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