Mom on the Iphone

A few days ago I read a letter that started “dear mom on the iPhone” I read it and was filled with anger. my initial response was one that started with F*%$ you and went on to.How dare you judge me.   You don’t know me or my life. you don’t know how much time I spend with my kids or what other things I have going on.  You don’t know. You didn’t bother to ask. You sat and judged and think you special because you joined the ranks of many, many other people who have decided judging and looking down on people is the way to go.

In short you took the easy way and the cowards way.  You didn’t talk about say how our society values moms (or women or people for the matter) you didn’t talk about how if people were say paid more of a living wage then, moms (or dads) wouldn’t have to juggle full-time jobs and children. For that matter you didn’t talk about dear dad on your iPhone at all. Because what we understand when a man is on the phone it must be important  I am sure he is doing what he needs to to take care of his family, but a mom well she is on facebook.  You didn’t talk about the other things that have to happen. no you took the easy below the belt shot at a group of people who are judged harshly daily and blamed for all manner of things. I didn’t have the ability to articulate it in a nice way but that is a start.

This response was so much better than mine and I am so happy to read it. I hope you like it too!

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3 thoughts on “Mom on the Iphone

  1. Lleni

    Very, very good points. Our society is very quick to heap blame and criticism on moms and women. (Note the TV coverage bemoaning the sentencing of the poor rapists and nary a concern for the victim). In addition working moms are so stretched and quilt tripped in our society. No matter which aspect of your life you are focusing on at any given moment, there are strong exterior and interior voices yelling at you for neglecting the other aspect.

  2. Anna

    Bravo to that woman in the link and to you Poppy for sharing it all with us.
    from a proud iPhone Mom to another. (Not that I actually own one, but ya get me drift.:) )

    • I was so happy to read her response! It is just to easy to blame moms for everything and criticize every thing we do without having any real understanding of what we do or why we are going through it.

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