For some reason I watched some of the Larry Elder show yesterday morning. And it pissed me off. If you haven't seen it, its a talk show that is supposed to be like Dr. Phil (you know, tough love and straight talk) but it always digresses into arguments and other typical talk show bs. This episode basically pitted stay-at-home-moms against working moms and there was no common ground between the two groups. Each group said that the others were bad mothers. If you work, you don't love your kids enough to make the sacrifices necessary to raise your kids properly. If you stay home, you are giving your kids poor images of women and showing them that girls can go to college, be smart, and still "just" be moms.
Neither side would budge. Each felt so strongly that they were right that they couldn't for a second see that BOTH sides were right. And both sides were wrong, too. Do you really think that moms who work don't love their kids? And do you really think that moms who stay home are bad role models? It was so preposterous to me that this show wouldn't have someone who represented the middle of this argument, even someone in the audience, who would stand up and say - Why can't we make our own choices that are right for our families without you judging us? You don't know our family, you don't know our situation. Maybe I need to work. Maybe I need to stay home. Maybe I want to work because I love it. Maybe I want to stay home because I love it. Whatever. But why is it YOUR business what we do???
I guess I just don't get why everyone is always up in everyone else's business. Don't you think people should be able to make whatever choices they want, in most situations, as long as they are not hurting anyone else?