Apology to my daughter

It has recently come to my attention, that I have utterly embarrassed my teenage daughter and her friends with my last post.  “Mom, how could you call yourselves the “Fab Five”, that is so “clique”ish and snobby!”. “That totally reminded me of the Mean Girls movie”.  And so on…

Dear Emily,

I’ve been a part of many amazing groups of ladies in my lifetime, that all in some way have made me the person I am today.  A few being, Tau Beta Sigma, numerous bunko groups, Lakewood PTA, Altadena PTO, and so on.  All with some sort of title to describe it.  So, when thinking about describing my current group of friends, I went with the most obvious…Fabulous.

So, in order to stop any further emotional embarrassment to you and your friends, I’ve updated the name of our group.  We will now be known as, “The Flab Four and counting”.  I’m hoping that this is more welcoming, non judgemental, and inclusive. Yes, I’m sorry, but they must have some “flab” somewhere on their body (arm flab, back flab, chin flab, etc.)  to be a part of our inclusive circle.  If they do NOT have “flab”, they can just hang out with us a few times and that will change.  We are currently working on a secret flab shake,  I mean hand shake.  All flab will be welcomed here.

You can occasionally catch the “Flab Four” hanging out with our cohorts, “The Gazelles”.  Yes kids, that’s what your dad’s call their little group…go figure that one out!

I hope that this title is more acceptable.  Please forgive us for feeling good about our friendships here in a new country, while missing our traveling husbands, and keeping up with you nimrods.

Love you,

Your Flab Mom

3 thoughts on “Apology to my daughter

  1. Tammy Butler says:

    I have to comment. You know me. I actually prefer the Fab Five. Maybe it’s because I’m part of another Fab Five (Cox sisters ftw!), but mostly because Fab is better than Flab. Yes we’ve all accumulated some Flab over the years, and I’m still getting used to this belly that grew two babies and refuses to go back to its former glory, but I think for our daughters it’s better to think of ourselves as Fabulous than Flabby. How great is it that Emily has an amazing, self confident, beautiful mother who owns her awesomeness and shows that it’s okay to like and love even yourself, stretch marks and all?

    The Fab Five isn’t about exclusivity or meanness. It’s about being friendly, adventuresome, welcoming, and most of all being fabulous and comfortable in your own skin. You’ll always be Fab to me.

  2. Ah yes, the original Fab Five…my amazing sisters. I too agree, Tammy. Fab is better than Flab. I’m hoping that my sarcastic remarks will drive home that point to my judgmental teen.

  3. spluckygirlart says:

    Ahhhh teen girls. Mine has been quietly calling me “lame” for years. The part about being a parent, that is so frustrating, is that they appreciate nothing until they become a parent! Please let me live that long!

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