Nicole N. is Emily’s best friend, and mother to her Shih-Tzu, Sommer. They almost always can be found by each other’s side with Sommer traveling in either her couture dog carrier or her hot-pink stroller. As Emily’s partner in crime, Nicole does get caught in the momma drama, but as she explains below, “the only person I compete against is myself.” Read more to get Nicole’s take on Southern women, raising a dog vs. raising a kid and more, below!
Q: Name three things we’d NEVER find in your closet!
A: A skeleton, wire hangers and a turtleneck!
Q: Name three ways that raising a dog is similar to raising a kid. How is it different?
A: Raising a dog teaches you responsibility and accountability. They have to be potty trained, and dogs get stubborn as they get older…just like kids!
The difference is there are no breast pumps or diapers involved, and you can leave them at home by themselves at a young age.
Q: What’s the best way to get on your good side? Bad side?
A: Be REAL, be yourself…fakes are easy to spot. Tell me about your dog and how much you love it! You will definitely get on my bad side if you talk negatively about Sommer, my family and/or my friends. Once you get on my bad side…it is hard to get back on my good side!:)
Q: If Sommer could speak, she’d say….
A: Actually, Sommer and I do talk to each other. But for people who don’t understand….Here are three questions Sommer asks the most:
“I get to go bye-bye with you…right?”
“Will you please get this hair out of my eyes?!?”
“I am getting really tired…when can we go nite-nite?”
Q: Do you ever use Sommer as an excuse to get out of plans?
A: Yes! If Sommer can’t go…I don’t go!
Q: How are Southern women different from other women?
A: Southern women are very passionate about what they believe in. They stand their ground, they can get their point across with the cut of their eyes, and they can put you in your place. This is all done in their Southern way, with a smile before you even know what hit you! They would never be seen at the Piggly Wiggly without MAKEUP….and they LOVE THEIR DADDY!!!
Q: Are there any differences between being in a mommy clique and being in a high-school clique?
A: The only difference is age…it is the same cattiness and jealousy, just a different day, IF that is the world you live in! I have always tried not to be “cliquey” and to be nice to everyone. I have never been a competitive person. The only person I compete against is myself. I strive to be the best that I can be – for ME!!! I would never have believed these mommy cliques existed if I had not experienced it for myself! Competing against other women to prove yourself superior is an emotional drainer!
This article was written by nicole