Mompetition: Hey Moms, Can't We All Just Get Along?
Submitted by pregnantmomof3
OK, so here's the answer ... NO, plain and simple. HOWEVER we can respect one another. Regardless if you plan to breastfeed or formula feed or both; vaccinate or not or spread them out; circumcise
or not; pierce your little girls (or boys) ears or not or wait until they are old enough to decide; the list goes on and on and on ... raise them in a certain religion or not or introduce them to all so they can decide. It just goes on and on.
There are stay-at-home moms
, work from home moms
and moms that work outside of the home
... and regardless of which one you are that decision is to be respected as well. You do what you feel is best for your family!!
We all have different morals, backgrounds, circumstances, values, religions etc but ONE thing we do have in common is raising our children the way we think is in their best interest. And that is what we need to respect.
Some come looking for advice; some come to give advice; some find advice when they were least expecting it. We have ALL kissed boo-boo's, comforted a sick child, sang ridiculous songs that we hate, watched annoying shows that we despise. We have also ALL lost tons of sleep, needed to get away for just 5 minutes to gather ourselves; have anticipated bedtime and often debated if 6:00 was too early!! We have often wondered what it would be like to pee in silence again. Wondered if waffles or a bowl of cereal were really that bad for dinner.
But one thing is for sure: WE ALL LOVE OUR CHILDREN!! Through sickness and health, good times and bad, through temper tantrums
, through giggle fits, through screaming babies, through coo's and the first smile ... WE LOVE THEM!
Moms are powerful people! And we all have shared the majority of the same experiences to some extent. Support and encouragement and knowing we're not alone goes a loooong way!!!
Respect is the name of the game. If you want it you have to give it. After all isn't that what we ALL teach our children?