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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.

Comments

lonestarslp
Jul. 18th, 2003 10:01 am (UTC)
The interesting thing is, usually nowadays it has more to do with child-raising ideas than looks or money. An almost reverse snobbery of "how dare you work when you have more than the poverty line instead of being there for your kids 24-7?"

Parenting, like religion or politics is a highly flammable subject.