Ah, the Mommy Wars. I’m not sure there’s anything less appealing about parenting these days than constantly feeling judged by people in real life and on social media. I imagine that goes double or even triple for women who are public figures – and after being shamelessly, well, shamed, for more than a couple of mothering choices, model Chrissy Teigen has to feel the same way.
From deciding to leave her young daughter with a sitter for a date night to something as innocuous as going down a tiny slide, the poor woman cannot catch a break. I guess it works in her favor that she’s one of the most “I-don’t-give-a-crap” women on the Internet. Good for her.
The latest kerfuffle came when she posted a picture of her and her daughter on a small plastic slide, with a caption hinting at the fact that her daughter refused to go down it alone.
Simple, right? Who could find fault with that?
More than a few people, apparently, and for this first-time mom, the news that going down a slide with your kid is akin to breaking their limbs with a hammer was a shock.
People on Twitter and Instagram really took the celebrity mom to task.
Me? I say people need to calm the hell down. The slide is so small Chrissy’s feet are already on the bottom, so I think we can save the lectures.
Also, we can save the lectures because none of us are her friend, partner, parent, or pediatrician. So butt out.