If you are a mother than you know criticism can be brutal. It’s everywhere, you can’t leave the comfort of your home without being criticized.
I pull in the store parking lot and my baby is screaming. You see me just looking ahead, not in panic, and not in concern. I’m sure your wondering what is wrong with her. However, I know my child hates the car seat. He will be happy as can be until I sit him in the car seat. Yes he strapped properly, and no nothing is pinching him. He is just used to mommas touch. I have to get groceries and I have to get supplies, therefore I know for the short amount of time that he is crying, he is ok!
As I sit and enjoy an ice cream cone at the parlor you see my child not eating one with me. Is she selfish? Why is she just eating that in front of him? I know my child dislikes ice cream. He would rather eat fruits and veggies. I want to enjoy a cone every now and then. Trust me, he eats all the time and usually anything he wants because he is a healthy eater. Am I selfish for enjoying my cone, maybe?
My kid screams when we go past the toy isle. You look at me like I am a monster for not stopping to amuse my son. However I know he gets toys all the time. I don’t want him to expect toys everytime we go somewhere. So I don’t think he should be tortured by going through the toy isle. Selfish?
My point I’m making is 95% of the time, mothers pretty much know what they are doing. They have a reason for their madness. Don’t be so quick to judge and try to understand where they are coming from. I know I’m guilty of this as well but after a toddler and a baby, I know I have became more understanding to my surroundings.
This topic touches so close to home for many mothers, what’s your input and advice?