It seems like every week we get another case of moms judging other moms. Stay-at-home moms judging working moms, working moms judging stay-at-home moms. Moms who cook every night judging moms who are on a first name basis with their pizza delivery guy. It never ends, despite how much we want it to! Because the thing is, you never know what's going on in someone's life. You don't know that the mom who sits on her phone in the park while her kids play isn't trying to close a big deal that will change her family's life. You don't know that the mom who lets her young child walk into the store in freezing temps without a coat just couldn't deal with one more fight for the short two-minute walk. You just don't know! But some moms stay on their high horse and seem to get a kick out of punching down. The latest example of momshaming comes to us from popular parenting page Sanctimommy. Apparently, there's a dress code for school drop-off, and all of us just didn't get the memo.
Well, this lady certainly sounds like a PEACH, doesn't she? There's a lot to unpack here. We're supposed to do our hair and makeup just to toss our kids out of the car in the valet line every morning? Since when?! Listen, we're lucky if we're somehow able to put on clean clothes and not wear our pajamas to school drop-off. In the hustle and bustle of getting kids out of the house in the mornings, we typically come last when it comes to getting ready.
Morning breath? Guilty!
Since we'll be back home in five minutes, maybe we decided to skip brushing our teeth first thing in the morning in favor of making a hot cup of coffee. And just a heads up: those bags under our eyes? They don't go away, no matter how much makeup we put on.
But to us, the saddest part of this incredibly tacky post is what her daughter says. It seems like this mom puts a lot of emphasis on physical appearance, and is teaching her daughter that being pretty is more important than anything. Why would someone be proud of another person for being pretty?! And just an FYI, our husbands happen to find us as attractive in sweat pants and no makeup as they do when we're all dolled up. Such a shame that this jerk can't say the same for her husband.