Bunnies or Goldfish? My Choice is Not a Criticism of Yours!

This is a fantastic post about motherhood! Sometimes I feel that it’s just easier to not say anything at all about my parenting choices because I don’t want to seem judgmental and I don’t want to be judged. We aren’t all going to make the same choices, but I’m sure that we can agree that most of us are just doing the best that we can. PS. I TOTALLY have goldfish *and* bunnies in my cabinet.

Mom Upside Down

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Dear Courtney,

Do you ever feel like motherhood is a competitive blood sport?  Do you ever feel like the other moms are constantly watching you from the corner of their eye, checking out your stroller, your diaper bag, your discipline, your kid’s snacks and clothes and toys and, and, and.

I feel it.  All the time.  And I’m totally, 100%, over it.

Until I realize I’m not.  No, in fact, sometimes I’m an active participant, in an almost subconscious way.

Example:  Not long ago I was on a zoo date with another mom and her two munchkins.  At lunch I pulled out juice boxes for my kids; she pulled out water bottles for hers.  Immediately I felt self conscious.  I began to stumble around and explain, “I probably should make mine drink water too.  We don’t do juice often, but we had these left over from that party… actually my kids almost never…

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