Everything I learned in class
Odd mom Out (Novels)
The Feminine Mystique
From most of the news stories, we have seen that it seems that moms are not represented very well. It feels like for most of the stories, that mom is just put into the title just to get people to read. There are many times when it has mom in the title, and the mom is talked for two sentences. While there are a few positive stories that include mothers, most of the stories are very negative. I guess this should not be surprising since I know news media will do whatever it takes to sell a story, yet it still kind of surprises me. We have watched a couple videos this year that give moms/dads the recognition they deserve. I hope these videos get popular and take moms in the media to a more positive place.
When you first presented the question what songs do you know that have moms in them, I could only think of two. Both of the songs I thought of represented mothers very poorly. I was kind of surprised how few moms were represented in music. It seemed to me that artists are inspired by many things. I thought that moms would inspire them to write music . I think that maybe moms are represented in more songs than we know, it might just not be explicitly said in the lyrics. I was also surprised to find a song that was actually made by a band I like. The music I listen to is not very popular, so I was very excited to listen to and use this song.
Children and Teens books
Letter to my future son
Dear Son (Because I don't want girls)
I want you to know, that after this class, if I have learned anything it is that I am not ready to be a parent just yet. Someday I will be ready , but that time has just not come yet. When I am ready, I will try to be the best parent I can be. Don't get me wrong, I am going to make mistakes. I just hope they are not as bad as the mistakes we have seen in this class on the news stories. I promise that I will never drop you in a cheetah pit, and I think that is a promise I can keep. I really hope you don't judge me by being in a Motherhood class, which if I raise you the right way, I won’t have to worry about that. I hope that I can give you everything you need, but not everything you want. There will times that you might think that I am being unfair. There will also be times where that is probably be true. At the end of the day, just know that I will always love you, and I am just looking out for your best interests.
Love your father,
William Dallas Bransom III aka Trey
P.S. Also, if you happen to be a daughter, I will still love you. It will just put more stress on me and take about five years off my life. Also for my daughter the unfair thing especially applies to you.