Sunday, March 4, 2012

I judge. Do not judge me.

Once upon a time, I told myself I wouldn't be one of those mom's that only posts facebook statuses, blogs, and pictures about and of their children. I just figured those mom's were overly obsessed with their kids and they needed to get a life. Well, my view has changed and here is why:

1. Yes, when a mom makes a remark about how their baby is the cutest baby ever, everyone else is thinking... actually, I've seen better (or is that just me?-semi joking) Anyway, the beautiful thing about posting pictures of children is that NO ONE can say, "Wow, what an ugly baby." So, why not post a billion pictures of your kid playing with tampons on the bathroom floor. (Or is that just me again?)

2. Children aren't the only thing in a mother's life but often, they are the most important thing in a mother's life. So, why, when you are telling the world about your life, would you post something other than the most important? I'm proud of a lot of things I do but not quite as proud as I am when J Henry learns a new trick.

3. I'm proud of being a proud mom. I feel like it's very important for people to get an education, have hobbies, and be independent. And I think when people see mom's only posting about their children, they might think the mom isn't living life to her fullest or somehow restrained by the presence of her kids. While in some cases this may be true, there is NO experience like that of being a parent. I have learned how capable I am because of Henry. I've felt feelings of love, fear, anxiety, and gratefulness deeper than I ever have before. My love for my child doesn't make me any less of an individual.

This is probably where I should say sorry to all those moms I judged before I became a mom. Sorry.

Well, this post is way too deep for my liking. Tonight, I was eating rocky road ice cream. I probably had a good 2 cups of ice cream in my bowl. There were only 2 chocolate covered almonds in the whole thing! AND I ate them at the beginning! Man, I was so mad.

I'm glad you all got to read this. Word to your mother.