Okay, confession time. Today I’m feeling lousy. Yesterday the littlest pink COG spent the day spewing on my new carpet (and a pile of just washed socks waiting to be paired) and today I’m feeling lousy. So here I sit on my couch watching day time TV while my little one lies on the other couch sleeping it off. Without intending to sound like some type of princess perfect pants mummy (coz you know I’m not) I don’t watch much day time TV these days. I will however, occasionally watch The Circle while folding washing, coz it’s one of my least favourite houseworky jobs, and the show is funny and friendly.
So that’s what I turned on this morning after dropping the big girls at school in their odd socks. The first thing I heard them talking about was the fall-out from Chrissy Swan’s column about her sons weight and interview in the Woman’s Weekly. Now I’m a self-confessed Chrissy fan. I love her personality and her individual approach to life and yes I desperately wanted her to win Big Brother all those years back! Chrissy it seems has coped a lot of flack on social media sites and her Circle Sisters were putting a bit of support and love her way. And well they should!
I never cease to be amazed how cruel mothers can be to each other, especially when we can hide behind the anonymous-ness of a smiling baby profile picture. Good golly miss molly – the women was actually confessing to the world that she had made some mistakes. I shake my head in disbelief that people hammered her for knowing what she’s done and being humble and self-assured enough to talk about it. And frankly, even if she didn’t, let she who is without mothering fault cast the first accusation! Maybe it just makes us feel better about our own failures when we can point and shun another mum. For my part I think the world needs more people like Chrissy. She’s bold and has opinions. She’s doesn’t appear limited by what people think and she’s not afraid to put the ‘real’ stuff out there. I may not always agree with her but I truly love her spunk and think those mums who laid their critical comments on her should take a good hard look at themselves. Motherhood would be a much easier gig if we could drop the judgement! That, along with the fact that Dr Phil is much more sensationalist than I remember him being, is the sum of my revelations from my morning spent watching day time TV.
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You can read more about the Chrissy Swan issue here.