Mother Constance Hall’s message to mothers who ignore their children at the park is going totally viral.
It is definitely not what most parents expect to hear, but perhaps the reason it has resonated with so many is because it is what many moms need to hear. Constance’s letter is not about scolding or berating mothers who cannot give their children their full attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week — much like the one mom Suzie Skougard recently encountered at the supermarket.
Instead she salutes mothers who are imperfect, but are doing their best to give their kids the best life possible.
Let’s face it, every parent wants to give their children the world, but doing so requires a lot of hard work and that means mom and dad can’t always be there. At least not if they want ensure there is a roof over everyone’s head, food on the table, and clothes on their back.
Let us know if Constance’s straight-forward message resonated with you in the comments!
“To the woman at the park, looking at her phone, ignoring her children, I salute you. For not giving into the public perception that you should be switched on, 24 hours a day.”
“To the woman with piles of dishes and washing who walks straight out the door for a coffee at her friends, I salute you. Being a good mum or wife or human does NOT mean spending eternity cleaning your house. If you leave them for long enough your friends will start doing them. Trust me.”
“To the woman at the doctors surgery, waiting patiently to request some antidepressants, I salute you. Post-natal depression is a rude little c**t. You are still coping, do not confuse depression for not coping, you’ve taken action, you look like a coping queen to me. Too often strength and weakness are confused, strength is asking for help. You are so strong. So many women are going through the exact same thing, they just don’t talk about it.”
“To the woman who didn’t lose all of that baby weight, I salute you. A brand new 24 hour job that doesn’t pay and won’t end for around 20 years is NOT a good time to give up cake. Eat the cake, eat the whole f**king cake and f**k off anyone who dares to say anything. Your post-baby body is not all the sudden free for public commentary.
Lots of love… A fellow mum, who’s days are full of mammoth fails and micro victories, yet who’s heart still manages to repeatedly explode for the mini army of Love all day.”
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