you take them both and there you have…ME!
I’ve read many a post and tweet lately about “bad mothers”; moms who don’t follow the mainstream mommy rules of what makes a “good mother”. These posts are written by wonderful mothers who really know how to write. Please read what they have to say on the topic…you’ll be quite impressed.
And here’s my 2 cents.
Why labels? Why “good” or “bad”?
“They” like to put labels on everything. Classify and pigeon hole each little thing. Why? Guess it gives them some sense of power and give them something to write their books about.
I’m not one for labels. In high school, I was in band so therefore I was a band geek. Fine, whatever. I had my friends, I was happy and it didn’t bother me.
Now here I am, a mother. And which group do I fit into…if you ask me, I’m a great mom!
I’m probably not a “good mother” by definintion but by no means and I a bad (read: moster) mom who’s kids are neglected or anything like that.
My “they” are two adorable little girls who are well taken care of, who love life, who love learning, and who love me.
One thing that I have learned in all of my blog-reading, mom forums and playdates is that doing what is best for you and your family is all that matters. Happy parents make happy kids and you do what ever you need to do to make that happen regardless of what “they” say.
(Now if you haven’t done so, go read the blogs that I linked to at the beginning of the post. If bad is good, then they’re the best!)