You would think popularity contests end when you graduate from high school, but you'd be wrong. I guess some people never quite grow out of their need to be the most popular person around. I never really cared much about social status, so there are plenty of other things I'd rather be than a popular mom. To me, popularity always seemed like a lot of work. There's this feeling of always having to be on top of your game, making appearances and being present for everyone. Quite honestly, it just seems exhausting.
Kids take a lot of my energy. I already have a full-time job, two part-time jobs, and a house to run. So, trying to be popular on top of all of that is just not my priority, honestly. I see the popular moms around and they are fabulous. I'm sure their lives are exactly as fantastic as they seem on social media, complete with events and parties and galas, but my quiet life suits me just fine. The beauty of not chasing popularity is that I get to be me. I get to be the type of mom I choose to be and not the type of mom someone expects me to be.
And before you all tell me I'm "just jealous of popular moms" and that I "seem bitter," let me stop you. I was always popular among my peers, but I never really cared about it, just like I don't care about it now. Actually, now, I care even less about my social status.