Please Stop Saying This to Moms

by Abby on February 6, 2013

Tired mom and new babyListen: I know these people mean well. I really do. So you can call me a grump, you can wag your finger at me, you can think what you will, but PLEASE don’t come up to me in the grocery store when I’m with a small, ornery person demanding Go-Gurt and tell me to enjoy every moment “becauseitallgoesSOFAST!!!”

You’re barking up the wrong mom. During the long, gray, indoor days of February, when my kids are up half the night/home from school half the week because of snow days, random respiratory illnesses, and holidays commemorating long-dead presidents? You will find me wishing for a fast-forward button. Unless we’re talking about a few choice moments I DO enjoy. Read the rest at


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Sarah Bates February 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

Amen, sister! Equally irritating are the “sympathetic” looks from sanctimonious parents who happened to hit the DNA lottery and produce nothing but compliant sleepers when you’re out in public and trying to defuse a meltdown. Just please avert your eyes and pretend you don’t hear my 18- month screaming. You can speculate on what a bad parent I am over your peaceful family dinner that night. 🙂


Corey Feldman February 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

I for one am so sad how fast it is going. I can’t get over my oldest loosing his first tooth.


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