When Constance and I talked about her visit to Fika today, I laughed because she spelled the name of a technology wrong. In essence, she proved her point that she is not familiar with technology. I asked her if she wanted me to correct it, but she said to leave it “as is.” She also said that if it’s good enough for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, it’s good enough for her. 🙂 So please enjoy today’s Fika as much as I did.
Of course before I talk about anything I’d like to thank Ana for having me.
You know it’s hard when you get asked to talk about being an author because to me it still feels a little foreign. Not writing in general but having books out there in the public that people judge. Sometimes they love them and some times they don’t. You have to get used to both. I’m getting there. I’m not nearly as thin skinned as I was in the beginning.
It’s funny, I had a conversation with my best friend the other day about what we consider ourselves to be. We were both stay at home mothers for twenty five years and then she went back to work. That’s right she deserted me. Terrible thing to do. We used to see each other at the drop off in the morning then go home, talk on the phone and then see each other in the afternoon. We were stay at home Mums and we were proud of that.
My friend was saying, during this conversation that it still seems weird to her to tell people that she does…her career. I said I know right…I don’t know what to call myself anymore. I’m certainly not a house wife if my domestic skills are anything to go by. My twelve year old is good company and hilarious but it seems kind of a stretch to say I’m there just to raise him. He is the product of two parents that are already in grandparent mode. I think sometimes he’s raising us. I do have two other kids at home but they’re both adults. No claim to fame looking after them either. I do play a good game of Candy Crush does that count?
She said to me… “Are you serious? You’re an author.”
“I said “I guess.”
“She said you are. You should be really proud of that I’d tell everyone if it was me.”
I’ve told a lot of people. More lately because my husband is getting less skittish about people knowing but it still doesn’t come easily. Which leads me to a funny story.
We were all sitting around my older children, boyfriends, girlfriends…luckily no children, when my 25 year old middle child (every family has one of those) got out his new iphone. Now this iphone has this new thing apparently called Suri I think. Now this Suri is like google only you speak to her. That and she has a mega smart ass attitude. If you’re all young you probably know about her already. I don’t even own a phone. If I’m out I don’t want people to find me but I digress. So before I have a chance to stop him he says to Suri the smart ass Who is Constance Masters. You know what she answered ?
“Constance Masters is an author of spanking fiction.” This was followed by a deathly silence and raucous laughter.
So there you have it. That’s who I am. The moral of the story for the middle child is…don’t ask a question that you don’t want to have answered in a room full of people.
Jeremy and Jamie are a young married couple that live together but live separate lives. Jamie is a busy professional journalist, obsessed with giving their two little girls everything… except for her time.
Sarah and Joe are a happily-married couple that have four children. Sarah is a stay at home mother who home-schools her brood. She and Joe are living in a domestic discipline relationship.
When Jamie finds out that Joe spanks his wife she sets out to expose him as the abusive husband she believes that he is, and what better way to do it than to participate in a “Spouse Swap” program. It doesn’t take long for her to end up over her fake husband’s knee getting a first hand account of what it’s like to be a spanked wife.