Over at Scary Mommy…

I wrote a post over at Scary Mommy called, “I Would Do Anything For Love, but my Boobs Won’t Do THAT.”

Well, that was the original title, but I told Jill to call it whatever she wanted because she knows her shit, it’s her blog and I could NOT get that darn Meatloaf song out of my head.

If you are here, thanks so much for coming. I hope to get to know you better at Masala Chica.

That being said, let me tell you a few things:

1) I curse. A lot. Not at people. Just at air mostly. If I say fuck, just pretend I said, “fudge” or “muggles.” It usually works out. I promise I will never curse at you.

Well, unless you curse at me first.

2) I am Indian-American and I write a lot about growing up in a family that straddled two cultures. I will write as an Indian and as an American. You might get to see both sides of me. Think of me as a female Gandhi. With more hair, less wisdom and who drinks and curses more than Gandhi did. Oh screw it.

Think of me more like an Indian Sandra Bernhard.

Yeah, that’s better.

3) I love Les Mis. I saw the movie three times. This by no means indicates that I am not busy. It just means that I suckered my husband into watching the kids for a total of at least 16 hours so I could pretend I was Fantine.

4) I get really bent out of shape about a few things. Like people who blame rape on women or movies. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. OF course. Unless it’s weird and twisted and misogynistic and makes light of violence against women or children. Oh. And those people? Yeah, I probably will curse AT them. Not very Gandhi-like, I know.

5) I tweet over at “The Twitter” as @kferrandino. Give me a holler and let me know you’re a reader so we can connect!

Namaste,

Kiran

 

 

14 Responses to Over at Scary Mommy…

  • I liked your title. Just sayin’. Can’t wait to see your boobies in Texas. That sounds pervy, but you know what I mean, yes?
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  • Manisha says:

    So fun that you are writing for Scary Mommy! Great article. Although I was able to breast-feed, I didn’t have much so any that I pumped was worth a lot to me. It drove me nuts to hear about Mamas that had hundreds of ounces stored in their freezer when I had (maybe) 15 ounces. I breast fed for 2 years. What drives me nuts now are those Mamas on FB saying their are still breastfeeding at 3+ years and need support. I felt an intervention would be more appropriate, but obviously that’s not the response they want. LOL! Can’t wait to read more of what you have to say!
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    • masalachica says:

      Wow. Three years? My son is three years old. I can’t quite envision him sitting there sucking at my breast while talking to me about Spiderman and asking me, “Is this cool, Mommy?”

      Not that I’m saying it’s wrong. In many countries and cultures, that’s totally normal. I have just always been weird about my own body too.

      Good for you on making it to 2 years. That’s incredible. A few of my friends were like dairy cows. I remember thinking they were making it up until I saw them pump and was like, “holy batman!”

      xo,
      Kiran

  • Nicole says:

    I like your title way better than the one they put. I don’t think their title really addressed what you were saying.
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    • masalachica says:

      Thank you, Nicole!

      The thing is I do know that studies say “breast is best.” Studies show again and again how beneficial it is for our children. Maybe a better way for me think about it is, the decision to breastfeed is just one of many critical and important ones we will be faced with while parenting. Sometimes, you can’t do what the books tell you for your own reasons and life doesn’t work exactly how you anticipated. We moms just got to roll in those situations and pick ourselves up and conquer the next big decision or task we must face for our kids.

  • MomWithaDot says:

    Hmm…..not sure what’s going on. I clicked on the link in your first sentence, it takes me to different places each time – city search, then web painting classes and then something else………?!
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    • masalachica says:

      I don’t know how that happened! And I don’t know how I went the whole day without realizing…

      Thank you!!
      Kiran

      • MomWithaDot says:

        Np.

        A lot of stuff fell in place – Having read the article now, your title makes complete sense and is better in many ways.

        On feeding, I used to feel bad about having stopped at the end of one year. For my son first, since we just moved to the US and had a mindset that, anything an American professional suggested would come from latest, world class research. and hence, was gospel. Over time, I realized it could have been my choice. ideally, I’d like to BF for 18 months – 20 months. And with my daughter again, I stopped after a year to be fair (?! I know….) I’ve been rather dissatisfied about this, but having read your brilliant post, all I have now is gratitude. Thankful, that I could feed them both for at least a whole year. Yeah…..a list counting my blessings should help.
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  • dixya
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    not sure if that link is working or is it just my computer :( loved Les Mis too. I went after reading your post actually :) and even though its not gandhi like- cursing is sometimes helps release stress, or atleast thats my rationale :P
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  • Mercy says:

    Read your post on Scary Mommy and decided to drop by for a visit.
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  • Mary
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    I love your original title – calling bullshit on the rewrite! I love how you reviewed your life via checklists and how the lists have evolved over time. Great idea! And who didn’t want to marry Jon Bon Jovi?! Congrats on your Scary Mommy hit!
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  • ilene
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    Going over right now! And I can’t wait to see what the revised title is – Loved the original!
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  • Ruchira says:

    Cool characteristics indeed, Kiran.

    Nice to meet ya in this blogging world.

    Namaste!
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