A matter of opinion
Yesterday I tuned into the Oprah Show
and was immediately aggravated.
The topic was “ Secret Lives of Moms”
Did you see it?
A group of mom’s sitting around talking about their thoughts on motherhood.
Although it was comical at times, mostly their comments were just annoying!
One woman on the show said that after she had a baby she felt like she was tethered to another human being.
(Well, yeah… isn’t that the whole point?)
Another woman on the show told the crowd she hadn’t showered in three weeks.
(Really..? so, you’re telling me you can’t carve out twenty minutes in an day while the baby sleeps to shower?)
It was all so pessimistic.
I realize most of these women were being factitious; but I’m afraid if a new, or expecting mom was watching, she might think that motherhood is something to be feared and dreaded.
Representing motherhood that way took all the legitimacy out of it.
Is motherhood too hard? Does it make us all feel unfulfilled? Are we just supposed to survive it?
Who loves motherhood every minute of every day?
But I do cherish my place in this world.
I know a lot of women like my mother, sister, mother-in-law, sister-in-laws, nieces, friends etc. who cherish motherhood as well.
Sorry, Oprah but I don’t subscribe to your take on motherhood.
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