Dear experienced, amazing, rockstar, seasoned mom,
You are incredible. Seriously. I look up to you so much. I think anyone who has more than one child should have a national monument erected in their honor.
And then if you manage to get dressed on top of that?
But really. You're really great. Really really really great.
Sometimes, I feel like the rookie moms like myself and the seasoned mom, like yourself, aren't always supportive to each other. Well, I'd like to call a truce. I don't mean to make something out of nothing. I'm not trying to make it sound like there's a gruesome war going on. BUT, I've received some pretty hard verbal blows from the seasoned mommies.I know it goes both ways. The newbie rookie moms criticize the experienced moms just as much. I also don't like playing the "who has it easier" game. I think that leaves both parties feeling discouraged. I'm not trying to get into that though.
What I mean to say is, I want to be friends. I feel like we could be much more of a force for good if we supported each other more.
So, what do you say? You don't judge me when I freak out the first time my baby has a fever or when I look like I'm packing for a week long vacation in the Bahamas the first time I go to the grocery store with my babe... and I won't judge you for bringing a bag full of "sugar bribes" to make it through a trip to the DMV. Maybe we could learn something from each other? It's possible.
I could sum up the whole post with this:
Motherhood is hard enough without facing the judgement of other moms. We're in this together.
Again, I admire you.
You are doing hard, hard work.
I look up to you.
RM= rookie mom