Why Moms Should Support Other MomsBeth Anne Ballance
I know we are all so sick of the “Mommy Wars.” It’s just awful to be judged for what we feel is best for our children. The other day I stumbled across a group on Facebook dedicated to “being fed up” with natural childbirth. I thought it was silly. Let’s be fed up with poverty and child prostitution and hungry kids. Not epidurals versus Bradley method.
You smell what I’m stepping in? Good.
Yesterday morning my alarm clock woke me rather than my toddler. It was odd for him to snooze that late, but I hopped in the shower. Fifteen minutes later, still no Harrison. I dressed and dried my hair and still no Harrison. The clock inched towards 8 AM. I was torn. I could leave him in bed longer, but it would mean no morning cartoons and breakfast would be a cereal bar on the road. Or I could wake him and while he would get his full breakfast and cartoons, waking a toddler is never a good solution. So I tweeted this out to the universe:
I hate to wake Harry, but I also hate for him to have to scarf a cereal bar on the way to daycare. Sleep > food, right? @baballance
Here’s the thing. I could have been slammed with judgment over how I put him in that predicament by working and forcing him out of the house. Or someone could have ripped into me for daring to consider a cereal bar over fresh fruit and oatmeal. Or even how maybe he should go to bed earlier if he’s still sleeping at 8 AM. But the beautiful thing is that none of that happened.
Instead, mommas poured in with their good advice – that sleep always trumps food.
So fellow Twitter mommas, THANK YOU for being awesome. Thank you for making me feel normal. Thank you for being kind and gracious at 8am in the morning and allowing us to tackle my Sealy versus Nutrigrain problem as moms on the same side.
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