When it comes to being a mom, I try my best not to gossip or to , because as I’ve written before, I’ve certainly had my fair share of parenting snafus.
Heck, as I write this, my daughter’s room is a total disaster, and instead of insisting that she clean it, I’m allowing her to watch some mind-numbingly stupid drivel on TV.
Yes, I know that TV is a privilege, and she shouldn’t even be watching TV before dinner on a school day (a rule of mine that seems to have gone by the wayside lately), but if you want the honest truth, I am too busy/lazy to deal with the drama that making her turn off the TV and start would entail.
So while, yes, letting her watch a borderline inappropriate tween drama on Teen Nick so I can get my work done, won’t exactly qualify me for Mother of the Year, there are certainly worse things I could be doing.
Like sticking her in beauty pageants and injecting her with Botox.
Or lying about sticking her in beauty pageants and injecting her with Botox, so I can make $200 from a junky British tabloid and earn my 15 minutes of fame.
And having her pose for fake photos and then lie about getting the injections to help her deal with her 8-year-old wrinkles on national television to make (reportedly) $10,000 for a Good Morning America interview.
Yeah, that Botox mom is one crazy lady!
And while Sheena Upton or Kerry Campbell or whatever-her-name-is certainly makes for some titillating gossip and feelings of maternal superiority (I’m not the worst mom in the world because I let the “F” word slip out as I screamed at my fighting children last week), I think we can all agree that the whole situation is just sad.
What kind of mother is so desperate for attention or money that she would participate in a scam that ultimately led to her daughter being taken away from her by child protective services–even if it was only temporary?
I think the only person who benefits in this whole scenario will be the little girl’s future therapist who is surely going to make a lot of money off of this poor child's emotional trauma.
And let’s be honest, with a mom as kooky as that, more emotional trauma is sure to come this little girl’s way in the not-too-distant future.
(What I really hope comes out of all of this is that she stands back and takes a look at herself and learns to be a better mother.)
So while I don’t like to gossip (much), and I usually don’t feel as if I have a right to judge, I’m pretty confident in stating that while sometimes I’m lazy, and sometimes I say things I shouldn’t, I’m a way better mother than she is.
But that certainly doesn't mean I shouldn't strive to be better. And maybe I need to stop being so busy/lazy and get my daughter to get busy herself (on her room) and stop being so lazy (with that TV).