There’s nothing I like better than a trip to the cinema, and with a new film out this week called Bad Moms, you’d think I’d want to be out there watching it, wouldn’t you?
I mean, it celebrates mums “playing up” and rebelling against the conformities of parenthood and “acting badly.”
Whoo, go mummies! It’s now socially acceptable to drink wine and hate PTA meetings if you want to!
(Why, thank you. That’s very kind of you. Erm…)
Why does it have to be seen as a ‘bad’ thing in the first place? Surely it’s just mums being mums and an actual person with separate preferences.
They still are one, after all. You don’t check yourself in at the door of parenthood and throw your old self away forever. You still need to be you, too.
Do Dads get all this crap? Do they heck. They just go about their business being totally unjudged if they would rather poke at their eyes than go to a bake sale or drink a pint in the pub.
It seems mums can’t win whatever they do, anyway.
Just today some absolute charmer Daily Mail columnist had her opinion and a bitch at the “twee mummy bloggers” who blog about crafts and their family lives, describing them as saccharine.
Shona Sibary wrote:
“For years, nauseatingly smug yummy mummies have created carefully curated blogs and Instagram accounts, ramming pictures of their colour co-ordinated children, expensive kitchens and perfectly honed bodies down our throats – and often making thousands of pounds in the process from sponsored comments.
“One of these blogs, which lays claim to the dubious accolade of being the UK’s number one mummy blog, includes tips on how to make autumn suncatchers (no, I don’t know what they are either) and helpful instructions on how to make your own bookmarks.
Do these women have nothing better to do?”
The sheer hypocrisy of this article is just breathtaking as this is a columnist who regularly pimps her family life out in the media, and presumably for money too.
Nope, we can’t win. “Bad” if having fun and sometimes not conforming to the stereotypical mommy role, or being slagged off for being twee and saccharine if conforming to crafts and baking types.
How about accepting we’re all individuals and like different stuff instead of knocking each other down or pigeonholing us all?
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