Thursday, September 6, 2012
I'm A Selfish Mom and Proud Of It
Two ladies were talking about their week and how they didn't have time to workout and it would just have to wait for another day. Then they went on to judge all those moms who "drag their kids to the gym all the time" (their exact words) and how that's so terrible because they aren't spending time with their kids.
I seriously have never been so mad. I wanted so bad to chime in but instead I just got off on the next floor and took the stairs the rest of the way. If I had chimed in...I would've said something like this...
I AM one of those selfish moms and damn proud of it too! I'm a better mom because I do this. I'm happier, and healthier. I don't rant about the person I should be, because I'm busy being that person. Workouts don't have to be in the gym. I spend time with my son and workout by taking him to the park, taking him on runs, walking the neighborhood. I consider that to be quality time.
I think you're making excuses. I think you don't have the drive or motivation to be that person. It's much easier to make excuses and judge those of us who are trying to be the best we can be. Get over yourselves. Get off your lawn chair...take a walk around the soccer park as your kid practices. It's ok...I swear.
Seriously...get over it! Get out there and move! Stop judging!
Ok, sorry, had to rant for just a minute. These types of conversations get me so heated. What would you have said in that scenario. I'm still fuming. ARGH!!! Must shake it off!