This is funny! Laurie Kilmartin, co-author of the hilarious book, ‘Sh*tty Mom‘ writes an open letter ‘To the Mom Who Can’t Stop Following Her Child Around the Playground’
Please stop. Oh, I know you mean well. You’re trying to be a good mom. In fact, you are a good mom. That’s the problem. Your enthusiasm is killing my buzz. See, I’m a mother, too, at the very same park with my 4-year-old, but I’m here to stop mothering. The playground has a gate, and the asphalt is covered with rubber mats. If I can’t turn on my iPhone and tune out here, I don’t want to live.
See how easy that was? Even though I’m seated 25 yards away, I can tell my child’s apology was as heartfelt as any by a 4-year-old. Now, look at me. Still got my gadgets in my lap, and my place on the bench. You can stop, you really can. Look, here’s my number. My real number. I would be happy to sponsor you. Any time you feel like mothering, day or night, call me.
The Other Mom on the Bench