An open letter to the Judgemental mothers at Playgroup.
Dear Judgemental Mama,
I see you judging me when my daughter won’t sit still at song time when she gets into the middle of the circle and Dances. God forbid she has fun and enjoys herself at playgroup. I see you looking at me with that “Control your child” look. When she’s running around screaming with excitement bouncing from one corner to the other, I see your side glances & Sometimes hear you tut that she almost knocked your child over, she is 18 months old. It was an accident and I made her apologise in her own way. I even apologised to you when I really should have told you she’s a baby herself.
You see my daughter is a sibling of a child with a severe disability which makes it incredibly difficult to get out some days. Some days her sibling hasn’t slept at all throughout the night. She could just be having an off day which means plenty of quiet time and cuddles. When she goes to the nursery we go to play group & My child almost has a fit she’s that excited to see and play with children who will actually interact with her.
Please don’t judge her she isn’t Naughty or a horrible child, actually she’s quite the opposite! She’s an incredibly loving little girl and at just 1 year and 7 months has already had to sacrifice so much, more than you can imagine.
Nursery is a place to build character, to learn sharing and other little lessons. However, my child already knows how to share. You didn’t see her give your child a toy, you only saw her take it back. It isn’t malicious she’s simply a baby learning.
Let’s not judge not only other Mothers but other people. We simply don’t know what goes on in their private life.
Let us raise kind children, lead by example and that example is you.
Love from one Mother to another x
P.s don’t be so Judgemental it’s not a good look. Plus you never know when you will be in the firing line, thinking the same as me! See you next week.