I was hit by a train tonight. Not an actual train but a message from a reader with words that slammed me. This isn’t the first time I’ve had comments that have surprised me (I’ve gotten a handful of not so nice comments on YouTube) but this was the first time that I got ticked off from one. Basically, I was bashed for my last video of Mabel eating green beans (Mabel hated them and gave a ‘yucky’ face which resulted in her throwing them up) and was told that I’m a horrible mother. Pretty rough stuff, right?
As a blogger and vlogger, I put my life out there for tons of people who don’t know me to read and get to know me (as good as you can through the online world). And by doing so, I’ve met a ton of really cool ladies and moms out there who have offered me tons of support, friendship, and good advice. But I began thinking of the flip side to the coin…I put myself out there and there is also a chance that others will take advantage of my openness and judge me for it.
I don’t claim to be the perfect mother and I do my share of posts explaining it. I’m me…my husband is my husband…and Mabel is Mabel.
I don’t hide my imperfections. I don’t hide my mistakes. And no, I won’t be mother of the year.
I think that it’s easy to judge others in the online world when you don’t know them. Would the lady who wrote the message say those things straight to my face? Maybe…or maybe not. I truly do feel that it’s a shame when mothers judge one another and I’m sure a bunch of you can relate to that.
Do I bring it upon myself? Possibly since I put it all out there in the first place. But I’ve found that honesty is just easier for me.
And let me put this out there…I love Mabel more than anything. She’s. My. World. And I hope that one day she can look back on my blog and be proud of me for not being perfect.
And truth be told…If I ever get to the point where I think I’m perfect or have the nerve to send a nasty note to another mother implying that I’m better than her…I hope I get a big smack back to reality.
And much love and thanks to you ladies on the Facebook page for all of your kind comments.