What does a bad mother make?
I frequent a debate board and this is a current hot topic. I actually started the discussion in regards to Jon and Kate + 8 and all the blogs out there expressly to rip them to shreds. I don’t agree with it and it frankly makes me sad that people have nothing better to do with their time. Yes, they choose to put their life out there for judgment, but I don’t believe that gives people a license to be cruel.
So someone made a comment in the debate that Kate was a bad mother, because she never let her kids get dirty.
I had no idea that’s what constituted a bad mother. If that’s true, then I suppose I’m a bad mother. I hate messes. I’ve shared before that I worry that my anal retentive/OCD tendencies prevent me from being the best mother I can be, but I never thought that would make me a BAD mother. I don’t allow playdoh or markers inside. My kids don’t know that they are “missing out” on anything. Also, instead of cleaning up bits of playdoh, I have more time to just hang out with them. I hate food on their faces, toys laying around, messy hair, etc. Yes, I’ve got issues!
I don’t like any mom being referred to as “bad” unless it’s in regards to physical or emotional abuse. I don’t think it’s fair. I’m not saying I don’t judge other moms – because that would be a lie. I try not to, but I really I think it’s human nature. But, I’d never venture to call someone “bad” just because they don’t do things the way I do.
As an aside, I have no problem with the way they raise their kids. Kate can be a bit rude, but it works for them. Jon obviously doesn’t mind a bit. I love how organized they are, and how well behaved their kids are.