Last week Melissa gave me a weird look and said – “I just stumbled upon a blog where the mom seems to be bragging about her poor parenting skills”. She wasn’t really judging, so much as making an observation.
We live in a new world where it’s OK to say anything and there’s always someone who will listen and let’s be honest, if there’s a wow factor people flock to it. I imagine this mom has readers, because she continues to blog – I’m not sure why other parent’s would be drawn to a blog like that – maybe it makes them feel better about their short comings or maybe it has a comical spin on it.
I’m fine with the fact that she’s a “bad mom”, but I would hope that she uses these experiences to become better, more so than just flaunt it on the internet. No part of me thinks any parent is perfect (including this one!), some posts about how we’ve handled things show how we’re constantly learning and still have a comical aspect – but I do think that since Loren was born my rolls have changed to mom, wife, and then employee, that kid is the most important thing in the World, and nothing I do for her is a joke!
Disclaimer: This post isn’t about any specific blog, it just so happens that one blog spurred a conversation and got me to thinking!
**Ok, it’s not actually a vote for World Peace either, it’s a vote for this blog – which is still a noble cause!