Today’s assignment: write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog.
I spent a little time in the trenches. Drafted May 2004, and while I’m still eligible, I found that discharge was easy to come by.
I’ll stop with the analogy now, to avoid offending anyone. I’m talking about my time in the Mommy Wars.
The blogosphere is full of women who have taken sides on all sorts of parenting issues: vaccines, breast or bottle, co-sleeping, organic foods, and so on. Some are just explaining their own choices; others are flat out condemning those who might have the audacity to disagree. They brandish their opinions as though they are facts and demand others tolerate their intolerance.
… Ooh boy, who wouldn’t want to join in on that noise? (Hint: me.)
As I said, discharge from the front lines of the Mommy Wars is very easy to get: you just walk out. Do what you have to do, and change it up if it doesn’t work.
So I went back to work after having my boys. So I nursed them. So I switched to formula. So I made my own baby food….and bought it too. So I’m a stay at home mom now. So they watch TV. So they eat organic…sometimes. So I take them to church. So I send them to public school. So they have video games. So they don’t have iPads.
So. Freaking. What?
There is nothing wrong with the choices I made. And there’s nothing wrong with the choices you made. And I want every mom to know that. We can end the Mommy Wars with that statement.
Here’s to an end to the Mommy Wars, folks.