Can you move for opinions on the ‘Motherhood challenge’ right now?
No, me neither. Its a pandemic.
I’ve seen some gorgeous pictures and I’ve also seen some hilarious ones.
Did I give them much thought? No, to be honest.
I may have ‘liked’ and I may have commented but after I went on with my day and all was well in the world.
Until I saw the opposition. The ‘Anti-Motherhood Challenge’ brigade. Wow haven’t they been out in full force. Cheerful bunch as well, I think?
Firstly before I give my thoughts I want you to know I am completely and utterly confused as to what is offensive, so I’m going to try and cover all bases.
Are the Mothers taking part in the challenge as they believe themselves to be a perfect example of motherhood?
One word. No. Don’t be so bloody ridiculous. I have Mum friends (honest) and they are from all walks of life, all sorts of professions and some stay at home Mums. One thing we all have in common is the fact we think we could probably be doing a bit better at this Mum lark. Not one of us would hold ourselves up as the perfect Mother, most days we would pit ourselves a steady average at best.
That is not what its about.
Do the Mothers taking part really class this photo sharing opportunity as a challenge? When there are starving children, wars, people battling dreadful diseases do they really think they are being challenged as a person?
Again. No. The word ‘challenge’ could have been replaced with several others. But it wasn’t, they picked that. Stop being so pathetically literal I can’t cope with it.
Are the Mothers trying to make others feel bad?
No. I could leave that there but I’m on a word count. They’re really not, sorry my darling but you’re the one doing that all by yourself.
Oh ma gerrrd how absolutely self indulgent is it. Collecting five photos of yourself and your offspring to get a mediocre reaction from your cyber space friends.
Ok, so here, yes I agree. Very self indulgent. But being a Mum is tiring, its lonely sometimes, and its a thankless task a lot of the time too. Are we really going to deny our fellow Mums a kind word at the end of a long day via Facebook or a smile as they look at their five photo’s of days gone by when they were slightly less frazzled or kids not so grubby? I know I won’t.
Its about Mum’s tagging each other to share 5 photos that make them proud to be a Mum. Just a little bit of fun. That’s all folks!
Onto the burning question.
Why won’t I be taking part?
I would have thought that one was obvious!
I haven’t been tagged.