I would think, that in 2013, people would finally have realized that parenting isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ issue. Just like religion. But I won’t go there today. And I won’t link to Matt Walsh’s asinine blog post that incited my rant today either. It really doesn’t deserve the traffic. While I get where he’s coming from, I just want to say that it’s time for the Mommy Wars to end. Unless you are neglecting, beating or otherwise mistreating your child, I don’t give a shit how they are raised. And you shouldn’t give a shit how I raise mine, either. It’s none of your business. I shouldn’t feel the need to defend my choice to work out of the home. No mother should ever have to defend such choices. Ever.
As parents, we have tiny humans that rely on us to set a good example for them. What kind of example are you setting? Do you want your littles to grow up judging the choices of everyone around them? Will they put themselves up on a pedestal high above anyone who chooses to live a different life? Where does it end? I’ll tell you where – it ends with you. Before you take it upon yourself to be the parenting police, think how your child will be affected by your actions. Would you want them behaving the same way? If the answer is yes, then clearly the problem begins with you as well. Take a long look in the mirror and reflect on that for a while.
Parenting is hard enough as it is and to pile social struggles on top of that just makes the load so much harder to bear. We should be supporting each other because we all know the internal and external struggles that parenting brings.
Let’s hang up our boxing gloves, umkay? It’s time to stop the Mommy War insanity.