Archive for November 22, 2009
I think this continuous war between some stay-at-home moms (SAHM) vs working moms is completely asinine.
I have the DVR set up to record all the Dr. Phil shows… then when I have time to watch an episode or two, I’ll go through them and delete the ones that don’t seem interesting and I’ll watch the ones that catch my eye. Today I watched an episode about SAHM’s vs working moms and let me tell you… the debate got a bit intense.
Well, pretty intense for the Dr. Phil show…
SAHM’s were seated on one side of the audience, and working moms were seated on the other. Both sides were throwing words back and forth like invisible daggers. Admittedly, the worst were the SAHM’s… they were really attacking the working mom’s with a vengeance. There was this one lady in particular who was vocally opining about how ALL mothers should stay at home to raise their children, and if they have to go back to work, then they shouldn’t have had children in the first place. It was insulting and I could feel myself trying to melt into the couch from sheer embarrassment from just watching people behave so childishly.
I am a SAHM.
Because that’s what is right for me and my family.
But it certaintly doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. I know that I am not nearly perfect enough in my own life to have the audacity to shove my views on someone else, judging them when I have no idea what their life is like behind closed doors.
You can’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.
And I don’t really want to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.
I don’t get what the big deal is. I don’t understand why women engage in these Mommy Wars.
I don’t understand why moms try to EAT OTHER MOMS’ SOULS.
Why does it matter if one mom chooses to go to work? Who cares if another mom chooses to stay at home with her kids? Each mom is doing what she truly feels is the best for her and her family.
To moms who bicker about how other moms choose to raise thier kids, I say get a life. If you’re gong to EAT SOMEONE’S SOUL, eat one belonging to a rapist or a murderer. Leave all the well-meaning moms alone.
Ah, if only I could rule the world, right?