Alright, alright Sanctimommy Police, simmer down. I know you’ve got your panties in a big wad because Kelly Clarkson gave her daughter a slice of bread with Nutella on it. GASP!!!! Kelly caught the whole scandalous affair on video and had the audacity to post it on Instagram and the judgmental mommies went bonkers.
They called her abusive: “Giving food like this to a child is child abuse,” one person commented.
They fat shamed: “Nutella is PACKED with sugars. Don’t make your kids blow up.”
They used scare tactics: “It’s been confirmed to give cancer.”
They went after her like only judgmental, nasty people hidden behind a screen can.
I’ve been the recipient of my own fair share of mom shaming and trolling since I started blogging. One woman, Mummy to 2, posted over 40 times in a single hour ripping me to shreds because I’m such a terrible, terrible, permissive parent. I’ve had death threats. Rape threats. I’ve been accused of giving people cancer with my parodies (I don’t even get that one) and of being the reason terrorists hate us and people shoot school children. I’ve had to go to the police with comments that were so unnerving I worried for my safety.
The truth is, the bad comments don’t phase me anymore. I’m so used to the trolls I actually just laugh. Usually.
Occasionally a comment will really sting. Especially if it’s about my parenting. Because for all my laughing and funny mom videos, parenting my kids is the most important thing in my life. Doing right by them is what I live for. Just as I’m sure it is for Kelly Clarkson. And although she’s had her fair share of criticism like anyone in the public eye (or hell, even in the private world) has had, I’m sure some comments still sting.
Like being accused of child abuse.
Because even though it’s absurd, even though the person who wrote it is probably an unhappy troll, opening yourself up and sharing an intimate moment with your kid only to have a huge backlash, hurts.
So Kelly, I just want you to know us normal mommies have your back. We don’t think giving a kid a treat once in a while is child abuse. We don’t think you’re giving your kid cancer by spreading a little Nutella on a slice of bread. We support you. And the Sanctimommy Police can crawl on back to their perfect parenting worlds where they do no wrong and eff off.
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