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!