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Mommy and Daddy Wars

Wow, I am always so disappointed when I meet someone (online or off) and they seem like a very kool person. Then they turn out to be a an "I'm Better than You" parent. I was looking at a user (who shall remain nameless) who seemed very interesting. Then she started bragging about what a great parent she was and how she kept her kids away from the "undesirables." Now we all know families we don't really want our kids hanging out with, but boasting about it is just over the top.

Maybe it's because of the job I've taken on, but I want to see the good in each kid. (Although, I admit, finding the good in some of their parents is a personal challenge). However, I have been a working full-time mom, a stay-at-home full time mom, a part-time working mom, and a graduate student mom. All of the situations can work. What kind of example are you showing your kids as you walk past the (fill in the blank) moms with your nose in the air? Actually, I'm not sure I want YOUR kids to play with my kids.

If you don't want to have anything to do with me because I'm not exactly like you, then have a nice life.

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plunky
Jul. 18th, 2003 09:05 am (UTC)
I totally know what you mean. I even have this argument with my husband, who is a computer programmer. I guess one of the reasons I am an SLP is because I always root for the underdog. I couldn't imagine being one of those people who is more concerned with themselves and how they will appear to society. I hope I won't be that kind of parent.