Thursday, February 20, 2014

Is My Mother A Cougar? The Great Debate Of 2014

    Before I even get started on the explination to this blog title, I want to congratulate my boyfriend on getting a promotion. I honestly believe that nobody deserved it more than he did and I'm really proud of him for working so hard to get it.

     In other important news, if you haven't already signed the petition explained on this post, please check it out. A lot of servers desperately need the bill over turned before March 12th. (You can probably guess I'm still posting from my phone.)

     Now, my mom and I have a debate going on. One that I'm am going to have too much fun arguing. To vote, simply comment below. The most votes by March 1st will decide the winner. To cast your vote, to make sure it is perfectly clear for both of us, simply write "Cougar" or "Not cougar" though you can also add whatever the fuck you want.

     Why do I believe my mother is a cougar? Well, does anyone remember Mr Fix-It? The guy we hired to fix the trailer we moved into, who then also worked for her in the office but also got me the restaurant job? He was my ride and my friend until he decided we were no longer friends because he decided I wasn't a good enough friend or something? Well, he's 23.

     As I found out this week, he is also now my Mother's boyfriend.

     I will give you a list of reasons that I believe she should be considered a cougar, followed up by her argument. I would like to state that this is a friendly (ie: fucking hilarious) situation for me. As long as he treats her right, I don't care if they date. If he treats her badly, I will Lorena Bobbit him with a blowtorch. I have hit every single one of her boyfriends before and I am not scared to do it again. I have teased her about all of her boyfriends. This one just happens to be the most fun to tease her about.

Rachel's Argument

1) My mother is 40 and her boyfriend is 23, leaving a 17 year age difference.

2) My boyfriend is 27 and I am 20, which while 7 years can be considered a lot, is not the point. My Mother's boyfriend is only 3 years older than me and 4 years younger than my own boyfriend.

3) If Mr Fix-It and I had gone to highschool, we would have been in the same school for two years (assuming neither of us flunked out).

4) My mother was driving, drinking, and smoking (albiet, illegally) before her boyfriend was born.

5) Between my mom being 17 and 26, when her boyfriend was not yet born and 9, my mom met, married, and divorced my father.

     In conclusion, I believe my mother is a cougar because of the large age difference between her and her boyfriend. They are in a relationship, but may I point out Demi Moore was called a cougar for being married to Ashton Kutcher because of their age difference of 16 years?

Rachel's Mom's Argument:

     My mom had me look up the definition of a "cougar" so I will post the pictures below and follow up with her argument.

     After reading the definition, she said this:

     "I did not pursue him, he pursued me. He started having feelings for me last summer and this is not about sex. He's a relationship man. He doesn't just go around having flings and neither do I. Cougars only hunt men for sex. We've been together a few months. We're in a relationship. See what I'm getting at here?"

The Vote:

     Like I said earlier, you can post whatever you want. But be aware that if you have an insulting comment, I will just use your bullying ass as an example on Unity Day. You can explain why you side with one of us and not the other, you can Google the definition for yourself, and you can look at pictures of cougar animals. But to vote, either say "Cougar" or "Not Cougar" so that there are no disagreements on who voted for what. To keep things fair, anonymous comments have been disabled, my mom, Mr Fix-It, Wolfy, and I are not allowed to vote, and we are not asking people to vote for us specifically (only to vote in general).

     I have an alarm on my phone set for March 1st so we'll see who the winner is then!


  1. I love you other mommy/Bacon Lady but I have to say.....


    Not that it's a bad thing. I've seen those cougar shows and most are in real relationships. I hope your happy but I'm going with my bestie on this one. just remember I LOVES YOUUUUUU

    1. Haha! One vote already. But like Mercedes said, it's not a bad thing. I mean, hey, most women would kill to look good enough to be able to get a guy so much younger.

      Cougar: 1
      Not Cougar: 0

  2. Based on the definitions, I'd say cougar.

    Congrats to your boyfriend. :)

    1. I will pass on the message. =)

      Cougar: 3
      Not Cougar: 0

  3. Cougar. It's about the age difference. Not criticizing your mom for her choice, hey if they're happy, great.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

    1. Exactly my line of thinking!

      Cougar: 4
      Not Cougar: 0

  4. Replies
    1. Well, my boyfriend says craziness runs in my family. It's a good thing I don't like guys 17 years younger than me though because then they would be 3 and that's horrible.

      Cougar: 5
      Not Cougar: 0

  5. Cougar. It has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with the age difference. If she's old enough to be his mother, she's a cougar. And even though 17 is very young, she still could have given birth to him.

    Nothing wrong with it, and if she's happy, kudos to her. But... coooouuuugaaaar!

    1. Oh gosh, I should have given you two a chance to vote separately if you wanted. If you want to add another vote, feel free, since my mom and I both know that you're two people with one account and one blog. I'm sorry I didn't think about that sooner.

      Cougar: 6
      Not Cougar: 0