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March 29, 2006


Gette Jones

I thought "grup" was a geekified Trekkie term. Still fits, 'tho.


In my twenties I rejected the serious tone of my in-laws, they had 3 children and everything else was trivial. I thought, how sad, to lose the youthful enjoyment of life after one has children. Now that I am a parent - I am proud to be a possible GRUP. The GRUPS are usually the most fun people to be around!


Man I wish I was a grup. I have half a year before turning 30 and I'm a STAM of two. I love my kids, I love doing things with them, I love my husband. I have no life.
It sounds pretty cool to pull down a respectable salary and have time for adventure sports. I figure it's a good day when I manage to squeeze in a workout AND a shower and maybe moisturize after.


OK - I am one as well.
however, I am a grown up - I mean I am responsible and as Dr phil would say "I get it" which is my definition of grown up ! Surfing the cold waters of British Columbia (only once mind you its rather cold!) doesn't mean I refuse to grow up :)

Great Blog .... by the way ;)


Wow, I feel the same way about becoming a mom. I could have lived without a man and a child, but then I fell in love, and then ... you know.

And hmm, I may be a Grup too. Although, whose definition of a "grownup" is going on here? What does adventure sports and freelancing have to do with *not* growing up? Maybe some people just don't want to admit that GenXers are redefining adulthood.


Couldn't have said it better myself (and after reading the article the other day I did try)!


What does it mean to be an adult and why does everyone accuse us of being afraid of it? If being an adult means not doing what makes you happy, not being open to technology and new ideas, and not being able to forge your own path, I don't want to grow-up. I'm guilty as charged.


Welcome to DotMoms, Karen! Sounds like being a Grup is a good thing.


Power to the Grups!


Amen! Being a 'Grup' can't be a bad thing. It's a cliche, but it's true: If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.


Karen, you're so right. There's someone in my life who always tells me this when I'm doubting myself about being in nursing school: "If it's good for you, it's good for your kids."

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