Dear mom judging the mom on her iPhone
I read a bit about the article the link below references on Facebook but did not really engage too much in it. I try really hard not to judge and I try to put myself in a person's place first. In this day of technology, do you use your iPhone when you are at the playground with your children? Would you call another mom abusive or neglectful for using her iPhone? I don't think I would because most of the time I have my phone with me. It serves as my camera as well as mode of communication. I tend to agree with the author of this article and say give her, give us a break. Just because we use our phones does not mean we do not love our children. Who's to say the mom got out of the house and went to the park just to get some air and some breathing space? We don't know the whole situation of her life.
And I have to wonder, would anyone blink an eye if it was a woman at the park reading a book? I don't know about you ladies, but when I get into a good book the world could be on fire around me and I may not notice. With my cell phone, well it's just not as intriguing, but I might do a quick game of Candy Crush if I am bored.
No one should be sad for my kids, when they see my working they are not feeling neglected, they know that mommy has to work. They know I need to work to provide them with everything they need.
Last summer I took my kids outside during my workday and I worked outside enjoying the nice weather. My kids don't need my attention every second, especially when they are playing.