At one of my favorite blogs today, there is a battle going on. It is the same old story - mommy wars.
In this case, it has to do with premarital sex and who has the goods on the right way to prevent it, deal with it, or educate children. This is the same old thing though... people trying to make themselves feel better by belittling others. It is as though we never grew past the "mean girl" stage in middle school.
Did you breastfeed your kids?
No, really, did you exclusively nurse for long enough?
Did your child lead weaning?
Did you cut them off when nursing wasn't appropriate anymore?
Do you feed them right?
You didn't give solids too soon, did you?
You don't give them junk food? Or (gasp) soda?
Did you work out of the house?
Are you setting the example that moms should be separated from their children?
Are you able to be nurturing when you are away all day?
Did you stay home?
Are you sending the wrong message about the capabilities of women?
Do you hover too much?
Are you there enough?
Do your kids get dirty?
Don't you let them play outside?
Do you take them to a house of worship?
Is it the right one?
If not, how will they know right from wrong?
Did you homeschool?
How will they ever be socialized?
Do they go to public school?
How will they ever learn the right stuff?
Do they go to private school?
Isn't that elitist?
Is is just possible that there is more than one way to raise children and have it work out?
How about we just try to support one another?