Let’s be honest, judgy parents are the worst, especially with the internet allowing them to create the perfect image. This is my letter to them and if any of this offends you, you’re probably a judgy parent. I’m not sorry for anything you’re about to read.
Dear Judgy Parents,
First of all, stop it. You’re not better than anyone else. Your total disregard for the fact everyone parents differently is a disgrace. Do things your way and stop judging the way other parents parent. What works for one child may not work for another. We are all out here doing our best.
Second, stop bashing parents for letting their child(ren) watch TV or play video games. Right now we’re all quarantined. There’s only so many games to play, crafts to do, or chores to keep them busy. We’ve all resorted to letting our child(ren) binge watch TV or play video games for our sanity. We need breaks too and that doesn’t mean we love them any less than you, so don’t go there.
Third, stop telling parents they need to have a set schedule during this time. ALthough I agree children thrive on set schedules, the schedules y’all are suggesting are extremely unrealistic. We can’t all still be up at 7am, keep our child(ren) on set food, feeding, or school schedules, and have them in bed by 8pm every night. Children are incredibly unpredictable with their snacks, naps, learning, and their need for 20 bedtime stories and bathroom/water needs.
Lastly, we are all out here figuring this out as we go. Everything is unpredictable, crazy, and unscheduled. Back to hell off and let us be. We’re not out here judging you for your perfect schedules, healthy snacks, and for having your life together. Some of us are even bigger hot messes than usual and that’s okay. We’re all just doing the best we can with everything we’ve been dealt and the last thing we need is your basty judgy comments, messages, etc.
Sincerely, Parents Everywhere
“There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family.”Elder M. Russell Ballard