There’s a story on CNN.com today that’s getting the attention of Montclair locals. It’s called “Moms gone wild: ’40-year-old reversion,'” and is about bored moms who party like they’re still 25 and single.
The author of the piece, entertainment writer Shanon Cook, refers to a shocking article on the same topic published on TheAwl.com by Amy Sohn. But she takes the story one step further when she mentions Montclair:
Of course it’s not just a New York thing. When having dinner at a pub in Montclair, New Jersey, my girlfriend, a local, started pointing out patrons she knew who were at the bar cheating on their spouses. They were all parents and none of them seemed to be looking over their shoulders. Later she introduced me to a couple with kids who decided to make their marriage an open one after the wife’s affair with a neighbor was exposed.
I don’t know about you, but my BS alarm is sounding. I don’t think there are many middle-aged moms out cheating on their husbands at a local bar in Montclair. (Wouldn’t they at least go to another town to hook up?) And I’m not the only one. Allison Benedikt of Slate.com agrees. So does Kristin Wald at Barista Kids.
What’s your reaction? Do you know of any “Montclair moms gone wild,” or do you think the story is mostly made-up?