10.16.2007

Having a Secret Crush is Good For You

The Today Show did a segment on secret mommy crushes. I love this idea! Here's an excerpt from the article online.

"Having a secret mommy crush doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, about to have an affair, in a bad marriage and/or that you married the wrong guy. So why do these crushes happen?

Secret crushes can make a woman feel like a woman again. It’s hard to feel like your sexy self when you’re constantly cleaning up dirty laundry, dirty diapers, helping the kids with homework or cooking all the time. Sometimes being a mom and wife, although terrific in countless ways, can get a woman feeling more like a servant than a supermodel.

Having a crush is really less about the other person and more about us having the feelings we want to have, i.e., like feeling alive, excited, exciting and beautiful. Sometimes crushes are motivators to do something nice for yourself, like work out or buy something pretty and new, activities that some moms have a hard time doing for themselves. Secret crushes, when not acted on, are safe, sexy yet simultaneously ego-boosting."

Totally true! Do you agree?

1 comment:

Melinda Zook said...

Yes, I think we all need to keep reminding ourselves that we are "woman" and hear us roar. I have a secret crush and the best thing is that I know nothing will come of it. Life doesn't end when you get married. I would never cheat but I do feel it is important to maintain a feeling of being sexy and fresh. it keeps a relationship strong...it keeps the hubby on his feet! We all need a self confidence boost every now and then. A fantasy is just that...a fantasy.