Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Mom"petition

What is it about moms that makes us so insecure around other moms? When did raising children become a competitive sport? I can't say I'm not guilty. In my opinion, any mom who says she's never compared her child to another is a liar. Or in denial.

My conversation with a mom yesterday at the doctor's office:
Mom: how old is your son?
Me: He's about six and a half months.
Mom: Oh. I was thinking he was about 7 or 8.
Me: (smiles) yeah, he's a big boy!
Mom: Is he crawling?
Me: Not yet. He rolls all over the place, though. I have a 2 year old at home, so I'm not looking forward to the trouble they will get in when he starts! How about yours? {yes, I asked! She clearly wanted me to!}
Mom: oh yes, she has been crawling everywhere. She's always right at my heels!
Me: Aw, that's so sweet!
::the nurse calls Colton back. End of conversation::

Sigh.... ;)

1 comment:

~Jess said...

My solution is attempting to ignore all moms...I'm shy and that kind of helps :-P