The Definitive Guide to Manic Moms

Man'ic: adj. characterized by frenzy, uncontrolled by reason

Archive for March, 2009

Symptom: Cheerio Obsessions

No self-respecting manic mother of toddlers is ever without a container of Cheerios. Plastic bags, small bottles, entire boxes.  These small, iron-filled cereal bits are a fundamental building block of mania mothering.  A manic mother’s child’s life literally depends on every bite he or she takes and Cheerios in a bag ensure that every bite a toddler takes fulfils the maximum potential that food can reach.  It has the benefit of being small, tasty, tactilely satisfying, portable and nutritous.  The best mothers make necklaces from the Cheerios that can be worn by toddlers who more or less continuously graze on this highest of manic mother high status foods. Cheerios provide sustenance to the children and confidence in their ability to sutain life in their mothers. Cheerios have magic powers.