My head is spinning right now - I'm angry, but maybe I'm over-reacting. I have to leave for work or else I would be composing a very though-out email to the company who is hosting the America's Favorite Mom contest.
Please check out the "Non-Mom" Category.
Are they serious?
(thanks Jenni for pointing this out)
Okay - so thankfully they changed it from Non-Mom Mom to Adopting Mom. They also sent out a nice apology - which has been posted on other blogs. I got this in an email from Jenni and I think she makes a good point about the change (she said it best so I'm directly quoting her):
"I appreciate they made a change, but they have missed some of the
point. I am a Mom. My son is not gonna call me Adoptive Mom and I'm
not gonna call him Adoptive Son. I'm a Mom. How about just honoring
Moms? Some children have a step mom who is the only Mom they've ever
known. Some children have a Grandmother who is the only Mom they've
ever known....Can you imagine if they had a contest for kids and
designated categories for adopted kids, etc?"
Well said. Anyway - I'm glad they changed it, but I still don't have any warm, fuzzy feelings about the Today Show or Teleflora at this point. (Which is the whole PR reason behind such a contest.)