So it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a Mommy Fail post. Not that there hasn’t been any moms without failing moments (as one types this post now), but it’s all the same weird decisions that parents make that I truly cannot wrap my head around; buying your seven year old plastic surgery for her birthday, or making your twelve year old wear a diaper? However, I had to share this when I read it not so much that it is a fail, but rather a “what the hell?”
Now I don’t want to sound judgemental about the names one chooses for their child, we too have chosen unique names for our children that some may wonder about, but I’m still confused by Millicent Owuor’s name selections for her twin boys. Millicent, a 20 year old Kenyan woman, named her twin boys Barack Obama and Mitt Romney after the presidential race’s winner and loser. She wanted to remember the day of the vote… because delivering her babies on that day may not be enough to remember it?
She named the first twin Barack, and the second twin Mitt, so this makes them brothers right? I guess Mitt could be president of Kenya instead someday, right? Either way, welcome Millicent to the club; it’s this type of nonsensicalness that allows for a warm welcome into our group.