When my brother was the editor of the university paper, he wrote many a controversial piece. The one about cheerleaders incited such wrath that he received threatening phone calls, hate mail, and one day – he was egged. That’s how I felt this week as I read the comments to my Scary Mommy smoothie article on Facebook.
Apparently, my funny was not funny to hundreds of women who referred to me as a “parenting fail.” Complete with the use of the “F” word. I could only read a couple of comments and then had to shut the computer quickly, my whole body turning hot, my feelers mightily hurt – and will never return to that particular comment section again.
Brynne, upon hearing me recount the tale to my husband, stood with her hands on her hips and stomped her foot, “AHHH! You are a very good mommy! Just because you put glass…in…our…”
Yeah, we know. I learned quite a few lessons from this, the most important one being it takes a thick skin to be a writer. Thankfully, The Most Important Nine Minutes was much better received.
What to do when the internet eggs you?
You make Eggs in a Basket of course!It’s the easiest recipe there is.Warm up a skillet. You can drop some butter into the pan, if you like. I usually don’t. Use a biscuit cutter or a small glass cup to hole out the middle of a piece of bread. Lay the bread in the pan and crack that egg right into the middle.
If your pan is hot enough the egg won’t travel so far, but stick right there in the center. How do you like your eggs? Sunny side up? Flipped on both sides? Friend Lindsey sprinkles with cheese! Salt and pepper? Do it up.
Quick, tasty, and healthy, with all three essential macronutrients – carbohydrate, fat, and protein.
I would be remiss if I didn’t say a public thank you to our lovely Downton Abbey Flock. I so appreciate that they don’t throw the eggs at me, but just lay them nicely in the corner.
May you have a beautiful, egg-filled weekend! How do you like your eggs?