Monday, March 30, 2009

Casting no more stones!

"If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to cast a stone at her."

If there's one lesson motherhood has taught me it's not to cast stones! Whenever I find myself judging other parents it comes back to haunt me.

When I was pregnant with my first child I judged parents who used pacifiers.
'I'm néver going to use those!' I said with all the snobbish certainty of someone who clearly isn't a mom yet. But then our daughter was born and just wouldn't stop crying, so my husband when to the nearest store to buy one, and mercifully the crying stopped.

And as the kids grew older I once visited a neighbour's house, and was taken aback by the many, many children's dvd's. '
I'm never gonna let my kids watch that many dvd's!' I decided then and there. But it's thirteen years later and our bookcase looks like a dvd store.

Like I said: I've learned not to throw stones any more.
'Cause my own house is of glass too.


The Mother said...

Even from one to another your perspective changes. What works for one is irrelevant for the next. I do try not to judge in public. On my website? That's my job.

ModernMommy said...

Oh goodness so true. I wish I could apologize to all the mom's I judged before I became a mom!


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