The other night, I settled in for a guilty-pleasure reading of the latest People magazine. And I almost snorted Dr. Pepper through my nose when I saw this photo. Check out the caption: “Jennifer Garner: Another working mom trying to hold it all together.”
Ah, yes. Poor Jennifer. She certainly does have that “Just worked nine hours, picked my child up from the sitter’s and need to nuke a pizza” look about her, doesn’t she? It’s hard coordinating two nannies, a personal chef, a team of stylists, and a driver, yo.
(Disclaimer: I don’t know for certain that Jennifer Garner has two nannies, a personal chef, a team of stylists, and a driver, but I do know she has a facialist, because she said so in the corresponding article. Dude, I’m happy some mornings if I can just get some moisturizer on my mug.)
Now, I know she had nothing to do with that caption. And I’m sure making movies is hard work. But come on, People writers. Jennifer Garner is just “another working mom?”
Wait a minute. There goes my guilt-o-meter. Am I contributing to the “Mommy Wars” by ribbing a magazine for putting a loaded celebrity alongside harried, money-strapped little old me? Jennifer Garner has enough dough that she probably could choose not to work if she wanted. I celebrate her choice to soldier on with stardom. And far be it from me to assume that she doesn’t have days when she’s away from her little one more than she would like to be. Everybody’s life has challenges, and we can’t know what they are until we’ve walked a red carpet in their Jimmy Choo stillettos.
But seriously. No, seriously. I don’t bear Jennifer Garner any ill will. She *is* a working mom, and more power to her! I guess I’m just a little jealous. And amused. Even if you think I’m full of bull for giving her a hard time, you have to admit – that caption *is* funny!