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I was speaking with a woman at work about her 17 year old daughter’s end of the year activities. She was recounting a conversation they had and it went a little something like this.
Coworker: “You have to get home to work on your resume, college application and financial aid. Even though summers started you still have things to do..”
Daughter: “Oh my god mom -Stop being so extra!”
My work friend must have noticed my expression of confusion as she clarified,
“Extra, like being over the top, dramatic.”
One of the hardest things about being a mom is feeling like you have to justify your choices as a mom to other moms.
Whether it’s what we feed our kids, what classes we sign them up for or what schools we send them to there are some moms that feel it necessary to tell you how wrong you are about your choices. Currently I have a dear friend who has another friend that is “this” mom. She loves to tell us why we are wrong and she is right…about everything!
As a newly minted mother of two, I have a whole new perspective on parenting. We’ve all heard it before, seen commercials teasing about it, how you are so careful with the first, reading four blog posts before committing to a brand of baby shampoo, you know, just in case.