Today, I'm copying you Heidi.
I saw a post that my friend Sumer had read and shared on facebook and I was blown away at how well this woman said it. Her name is Jill Smith, and according to my facebook stalking skillz (clicking on her 'about' button), she is a doula at Dusk to Dawn Birth Services.
Let this soak in and be encouraged.
To the mom who's breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage! You're a good mom.
To the mom who's formula feeding: Isn't science amazing? To think there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn't produce enough would suffer, but now? Better living through chemistry! You're a good mom.
To the cloth diapering mom: Fluffy bums are the cutest, and so friendly on the bank account. You're a good mom.
To the disposable diapering mom: Damn those things hold a lot, and it's excellent to not worry about leakage and laundry! You're a good mom.
To the mom who stays home: I can imagine it isn't easy doing what you do, but to spend those precious years with your babies must be amazing. You're a good mom.
To the mom who works: It's wonderful that you're sticking to your career, you're a positive role model for your children in so many ways, it's fantastic. You're a good mom.
To the mom who had to feed her kids from the drive thru all week because you're too worn out to cook or go grocery shopping: You're feeding your kids, and hey, I bet they aren't complaining! Sometimes sanity can indeed be found in a red box with a big yellow M on it. You're a good mom.
To the mom who gave her kids a homecooked breakfast lunch and dinner for the past week: Excellent! Good nutrition is important, and they're learning to enjoy healthy foods at an early age, a boon for the rest of their lives. You're a good mom.
To the mom with the kids who are sitting quietly and using their manners in the fancy restaurant: Kudos, it takes a lot to maintain order with children in a place where they can't run around. You're a good mom.
To the mom with the toddler having a meltdown in the cereal aisle: they always seem to pick the most embarrassing places to lose their minds don't they? We've all been through it. You're a good mom.
To the moms who judge other moms for ANY of the above? Glass houses, friend. Glass houses.
Who's guilty of judging for any of the reasons above?
Yeah, me too. Guilty.
And who has felt judged for all of those reasons above at one point or another?
Oh wait, not me, because I have never cloth diapered (ain't nobody got time fo' dat!... unless you do. and if you got time fo' dat, then no judgement on you oh brave and mighty earth-conscious one. I salute you!)
Have a great weekend everyone. While our little boys play on their new swing set, Matthew and I will spend our weekend cleaning up our yard, trimming the raspberry bush and cleaning out my van.
|Our new FREE swing set! |
Our sweet neighbor gave it to us since her boys are too big for swing sets now.
We always wait until spring to clean out the van, for safety precautions. If in the winter, we were to become stranded on the side of the road, we'd be able to survive for days off the cheerios, apple cores and half-eaten cereal bars found under the seats. Does that disgust you? "Glass houses friend."