i have had judgemental friends who ***** about other mum's struggling to make it to their mother's group because they have two kids now and find it hard to leave the house somedays. One of my friends replied "why have 2 kids so close in age then? you have to have a life ya know, geez!". It made me sick and was a wake up call to me.
i admire any parents who damn well try hard. That would be 99.9% of every parent out there. I admire parents who make mistakes, cut corners, are at the dr's every second week to follow up with their childs care, who feed their kids mcdonalds because its been a long day and they forgot to get the meat out of the freezer to defrost. at least they feed their kids. CC or CIO or no cry - 'whatever keeps the family functioning and sane' is probably what goes thru these parents minds who are at wits end.
we dont know everyones background or what their struggles are. so who are we to judge and assume?