Can’t Us Moms Just Get Along?

By Shannon Gosney
In Uncategorized
November 20, 2008

Do you remember in school when your friends would pick on you or make fun of you or leave you out of games? You’d think that grown-ups would behave differently.

We had an event the other day that got a little out of control. The event was for the sisters in our ward and kids were invited (usually it was mostly mom with kids who attended anyways). Usually the kids (keep in mind – most are boys) run around and chase one another – sometimes shoving one another or rough housing – normal boy behavior that I’ve observed.

One of the moms completely freaked out at the kids – on more than one occasion.

My thought is this: if you see a child doing something dangerous, you calmly but sternly go over to the child (if the parent is not in the room) and talk to them – you don’t yell at them or grab them by the arms! You also don’t continue to talk about the child throughout the meal to complete strangers.

My second thought is: NOBODY”S child is perfect! They all have their moments and are learning one day at a time.

Being a mom is a hard job and there is NO REASON at all that one mother should point out the flaws of another mother or her children! It just isn’t right. Nothing feels worse than to have another mother say something that makes you feel like a complete failure (trust me, I know)! We moms should be uplifting one another, not tearing one another down.

If you’re going to point out how bad someone else’s kid is behaving, you sure in the heck better make sure your kid is a perfect angel. Because if you don’t, keep in mind that “What goes around comes around” and you may, someday, be in the same position as the mom you were criticizing!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “Can’t Us Moms Just Get Along?”

  1. Cristin says:

    I’m so sorry, I feel the same things sometimes when I am in a group of mothers. It’s hard to discipline kids, especially in public, and I think some women just freak out!

  2. Melinda says:

    if i go to activities with mommy’s and the kids I make sure it is short and sweet πŸ™‚ and leave IMMEDIATELY afterwards to avoid all the drama! πŸ™‚

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