When I got dressed this morning, I opted not to wear the hot pink pants with the polka dots to work. It was a choice. My choice. That is the beauty about the time we live in as moms. We have many choices.
We all lead and live very different lives with our families. I look at that as a good thing. Sometimes it can be overwhelming because one decision may have ramifications that will affect our little ones. Yet, each decision we make is based on our own situation.
I recently received negative feedback regarding my choice of being a working mom, authoring a working mom blog with a “positive” twist and communicating the value of having a good attitude.
Mainly, the issue was that my kids are in daycare 40 hours a week and the view of the anonymous comment was that somebody else is raising them. How can anyone be positive about that?
Hmmm. Not exactly my take on the situation although she is certainly entitled to an opinion.
Of course, my initial reaction was to go on the defense about the choices my hubby and I have made for our family. But why? I choose not to defend it because there is nothing to defend. It is … was …. and will always be our “choice” for our family.
Opting not to wear hot pink pants to work is far from comparable to that of choices we make as parents and was really just an example used to make the point. I would like to add a few more thoughts… And yes, they are “positive.” Guess I just can’t help myself!
Each of us as moms have our own set of choices and decisions to make. Sometimes an individual’s choice may not fall in line with our own. That is OK.
Because we have differences in the way we raise our families, that doesn’t mean one way is better or more purposeful than the other. It doesn’t lessen the value of the other person merely because of difference. We are just different. Even with our differences we can still learn something from one another.
Embrace diversity and uniqueness among parenting styles. That is what makes this world go around…
We can always agree to disagree.
If all else fails, make the “choice” to move on to another blog if you don’t like the message you are reading on the one you are viewing.
It’s that simple…
It’s that easy…
It’s your choice.
Pretty cool options, I do believe!
Oh, also, I really don’t own pink polka dot pants! I probably did in the 80s though. 🙂