Thursday, January 23, 2014
My wife pointed me in the direction of this (slightly old, it's from last June) project to stop moms from being at "war" with each other. The mom wars are stupid and distracting and totally horse shit. And people have taken them on a thousand different ways. But I really liked this one because I like visual aides. I like seeing the moms and their "confessions" on a big piece of paper next to someone who may not agree. You can scroll through them all here.
Being a parent is rough (I need more sleep, always more sleep) but we only make it rougher by getting tied into knots over other people's expectations and assumptions. Kids generally turn out all right in the end if their needs are met. How you meet those needs is pretty well up to you. So maybe we can stop feeling crappy about those choices? Sure, it might be a pipe dream but look they have visual aides! That's got to count for something.