I'm going to vent over some stuff. Some political stuff. Maybe not the best blog material, but it's my blog and I'll cry if I want to. Ok, that was silly.
This post is my response to the group of stay at home moms interviewed at the park about their views on a woman running for VP. These are the chicks I saw on TV. They will never see this, but at least I'll feel better. Hopefully.
They were talking about their concerns about Sarah Palin being able to be a good mom and be Vice President of the United States of America.
What about if they stop putting their limitations and convictions on someone else? It came across to me as a bit pious. Judgemental. It's great if you want to have your opinions about what God has called you to do. Just don't put them on others and call it gospel truth.
Sitting at the park, with other mommies, while your perfect little angels who are never going to mess up or make a bad choice, it is easy for you to say what is best for your family. Don't go projecting that onto other women though.
And I am a stay at home mom. I take my kids to the park. But I also respect the decision of capable women to have careers if they so choose. I am also a business woman running my own business.
I bet those moms on that interview have no problem with the sacrifices other women in their lives are making to serve them...such as:
Doctors (did a woman doc ever get up in the middle of the night while they were preggo???)
Founders of Non-profits
It just erks me that society can have such a double standard.
Personally, Shane and I are making the choice for me to stay home with my boys so that I can have more time to instill value into their lives. I model hard work to teach them good work ethic.
What are we saying to our children if we teach them to work hard. Work with excellence. BUT, there is a cap on the limits we'd like you to achieve. I would venture to say that those stay at home mom's who have such a problem with a woman running for VP, want the very best God has planned for their children.
Well, I suppose I'll get off my soap box. I'm just irritated at all the talk about that woman and her babies. Society is searching so hard for perfection. And they are so quick to be critical and JUDGEMENTAL. A quality that I despise. Especially in believers.
God is a God of grace and he has a good work planned for all his children.
And why is noone concerned with what kind of father Barack Obama is going to be to his little girls if he wins the Presidency?
One last thing. The fashion of Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain, and Sarah Palin is off the charts. They are so pretty. Every one of them. I love seeing them on TV so I can see what kind of sassy outfits they are styling! I'm seeing some good coffee table books in about 20 years!