So I read an article on this a few weeks ago and it didn’t sit well with me at all. The article went on to say that the Mom’s who are out there on the play ground with their kids are ruining things for the other Moms. That instead they should be sitting on the side lines watching their kids play instead.
Somehow this author felt that the mothers on the playground were judging the mothers sitting on the bench. Maybe they felt guilty for not being out there breaking up a sweat with their kids? I don’t know! I’m not sure of the motive behind the article except to maybe stir up some controversy. I have no idea. Reading through the comments though I could see a lot hurt women responding to these words. *sigh*
It really breaks my heart that we as mothers can’t just support each other and “live and let live”. Again, I am sure the article was just there to get a rise out of people, but I also know that a lot of people took it to heart. That is why I wanted to write this post today.
I want to say that if you are a helicopter Mom, then you are doing just fine! You are NOT ruining it for anyone! Get out there and have fun with your kiddo! I for one will not be judging you either way and I highly doubt that anyone will be giving anyone else the “stink eye”.
To the Mom’s that are sitting on the sidelines letting their kids play…. you too are doing a great job! Take this time to enjoy watching your little one run around and play! No one is going to be giving you the “stink eye” either!
We all parent in different ways for our own personal reasons. I don’t think anyone of us is honestly judging one another over something so silly. You want to get on the playground with your kid, great! Get out there and have a ball! You want to sit on the sidelines and watch your kiddo have a blast, great! Soak in these memories of your little ones! There is no right or wrong here and I encourage each and every one of you to realize just how amazing each and every one of you are!
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