Oh NO, she didn’t
Happy Friday, y’all. The popular Facebook page Sanctimommy shared a post that made us shake with rage, so without further adieu, let’s dive right in. There’s a mom who thinks the other moms at school drop-off should “try a little” to look sexy and fabulous first thing in the morning, and even got her seven-year-old daughter in on the convo.
Buckle up, moms. We’ve got a live one.
“Ladies, even if you aren’t getting out of the car at drop off can you please try a little?” this unidentified nightmare of a woman writes. “I look around as I’m walking my daughter to the front door and all we see is rat nest hair, no makeup, eyebags out to wherever and I’m not 100 but I think I smell morning breath coming from these cars.”
Oh. No. She. Didn’t.
Except she did — and she wasn’t done there.
“My daughter said to me, ‘mommy you are so pretty. My friends mommies all look so old. I’m so proud of you and that you are my mommie.”
Which, no, calling absolute bull here and now — a seven-year-old isn’t thinking that way. And if she is, well, we know where that shallow garbage is coming from.
She concludes with some helpful advice and a warning. LOL. This bitch.
“On the real, if my seven year old can see you aren’t even trying what is your husband thinking (obnoxious nail emoji) take some pride.”
Ha. HA. Hahahahaha. Ok.
There’s a lot to break down here and I’m mid-rage stroke from this nonsense so I’ll go slow.
First of all, how dare she.
Sure, wouldn’t it be swell if we all had the time/energy/give-a-shitness to get ourselves together every morning before school drop-off? But that assumes other moms even care about looking cute for five stupid minutes at school drop-off — or that they have the mental and physical energy to bother. My kids are nine and 11, not exactly tiny, but I’m still a whirlwind of activity every morning until they get on the bus. I’m not dedicating even 10 minutes to sexifying my hair and face when it could be spent taking my time checking their folders for lost permission slips, verifying that they’ve wiped their butts, packing lunches, and making sure they’re wearing seasonally appropriate clothing.
In other words, mom stuff.
And the “what is your husband thinking” bit? Holy smokes. Is she really going there? My husband’s probably thinking, “Wow, cool, yet another day passes where I don’t have to trot them to the bus stop or do anything, really. Good for me.” He’s also thinking that he loves me and just because I didn’t break out the flat iron and facial primer on a Tuesday morning for no reason (I work from home, folks) doesn’t mean his feelings for me will change. If they did? LOL bye.
Look — this mom is clearly a giant ball of complex insecurities, which is a bummer. She’s tying her value as a mom and wife to how dolled up she gets in the morning and trying to push that narrative on other women, which, whatever. If that helps you feel amazing about yourself? OMG, do it up. Because let’s get one thing straight — as shitty as it is for this woman to crucify fellow moms for their lack of effort in their morning lewk, it’s just as shitty to rag on a mom who does make that effort. We’re all just trying to survive, here. If that means taking time for yourself in the morning to look cute, please keep that up forever and ever — just don’t insist anyone else follow your lead.
Bottom line, this chick has no place deeming herself judge and jury of how other women should look at school in the morning — or ever. Sadly, it appears she’s teaching her daughter those same values, which is unfortunate. Hopefully, this mom will find something in life that fulfills her other than harshly judging other women, but based on this post, we’re not holding our breath.
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