Hooray for Mommy Wars!
You know how the new thing is to "stop the Mommy Wars"? How we should all respect each other's parenting decisions and support each other as Mothers, blah, blah, blah?
While that's a nice sentiment, I'm secretly hoping the Mommy Wars rage on, because I love arguing and judging.
How am I supposed to feel confident as a Mother without the belief that other Mom's are screwing their kids up worse than I am?
I like when my bratty sister Feg-Feg's baby wakes up every hour at night for the entire 6 months he's been here.
I feel like I'm kicking butt because both my babies slept 8 hours at 2 months old.
Clearly I'm the better Mom.
I'm way better at breastfeeding than she is too.
See? We need to judge other mom's so we have a frame of reference.
Like when almost all my friends potty trained their kids at age 2 - 2 1/2, and my kid wasn't potty trained until after three and I had to bribe him with a bunch of toys to do it.
I needed to know that I was lacking in the peeing-in-the-potty department and veiled judgments from other Mom's put me in line.
Also, I need to be the recipient of dirty looks and judgment when I let Ryan do whatever he wants, like splash in oily puddles in the middle of a parking lot, or run with scissors.
Also, when Ryan wandered out naked at our friend's pool and tried to skinny dip, I knew the other Mom's were watching me and condoned my actions when I gave him a "thumbs up" and proud smile.
I love how different opinions and ideas keeps the world interesting.... especially when mine are mostly right.
Plus how awesome is it when you see someone doing something blatantly stupid with their kid and you know they'll be paying for it later? (Mostly because you did the same thing and you're currently paying for it.....)
Hooray for Mommy Wars!!!