Can’t Us Moms Just Get Along?
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!