Most people don’t use the word “mean” to describe themselves but sometimes that’s just what we are, especially when we’re judging others. Whether it’s insecurity or self-righteousness, it’s something that comes a little too easily. Working moms vs. stay-at-home moms. Co-sleeping vs. sleep-training. Front-facing carseats vs. rear-facing ones. Breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding. A judge-y person can have a field day.
Similac just came out with another ad in their mission to end the Mom Wars once and for all. Ironically, you might judge the moms in the video for being too judge-y but by the end you’ll be crying. Because we can all relate. We might not admit it out loud but we’ve all judged a mom at least once in our lives. Or this week.
The mom who can’t control her screaming kids. The mother breastfeeding her baby in the middle of the mall. The co-worker who leaves early, again, because her child’s school called. The mom at the park who isn’t paying attention to her kids. It’s human nature. But that doesn’t make it OK.
Let’s end this ugly habit. Or, at the very least, try to look at something we’re frowning upon from a different point of view. Maybe that will have us striving to do better by our fellow mothers. Motherhood can also be a sisterhood, if we just support one another. Because we’re all just trying our best.