Thursday, September 4, 2008

I can't resist myself.

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:

Teachers
Principles
Nurses
Doctors (did a woman doc ever get up in the middle of the night while they were preggo???)
Admin Assistants
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!

6 comments:

Megan said...

I think you make a good point.

While many would agree that Ms. Palin has a lot on her plate, with 5 children one of whom has Down's, it is certainly her prerogative whether she chooses to stay home or to work outside the home. She does not have to answer to me or anyone else outside her own family.

I don't think anyone can judge, based solely on a woman's decision to stay home or pursue a career outside the home, where her priorities lie.

Neither staying home nor working outside home is the right choice for EVERY woman, and we would do well to stop posturing ourselves as experts on this subject just because we happen to have found what works best for our own families.

7TimeChampion said...

I love how you have an awesome spewage of views on these ladies...but in the end it comes back to fashion. If only they had all been eating Mexican food, this would be out of the park!!

I love you so much!!!!

NEDDIE said...

UH-HUH... AMEN..... PREACH IT SIS-TAH!!! OH- AM I NOT STILL READING? HOW EMBARASSING! REALLY THOUGH- YOU ARE SO RIGHT. GOOD POINTS MADE. ALSO THE JUDGEMENTS THAT PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO PASS ON PALIN'S PREGNANT DAUGHTER MAKE ME SICK! THAT POOR GIRL IS PROBABLY SCARED AND HUMILIATED ON HER OWN MUCH LESS PEOPLE CRITICIZE THE TYPE OF MOTHER PALIN IS. PEOPLE HAVE REPLACED COMPASSION WITH JUDGMENT. IT IS SAD. OH- AND I WAS SAYING THE SAME THINGS ABOUT THE WOMEN'S ATTIRE- THEY ARE INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL! WHERE WOULD YOU EVEN FIND CLOTHES LIKE THAT??? AND MAN THOSE PEARLS!

Anonymous said...

Good points - all of them. These women are brave - courage off the charts. And they come behind a long line of women who have paved the way. The work world is thankfully a much better place for women than even 10-15 years ago; but it cost a very high price for many women.

And I loved the remark last nite - might have been Gov Huckabee - about people questioning Ms Palin's abilities to lead and still tend to her children: who would DARE ask such a question about a man???

And you raised a wonderful reminder that we are to pray for those in authority. This is a landmark election either way: first president "of color" as the press has put it, or first female vice president. And those are just the immediately noticeable outward 'news'.

Well, in the end, if the ladies have to be bashed because they're ladies, at least they all look hot.

Love Ya! Mom

Jenny said...

I'm with ya sister! Ms. Palin did a fabulous job last night.
I can tell you first hand that the "christian" community can be so harsh. I've definitely felt the judgement at times because I'm a working mom. It makes me sad because the people I should get the most encouragement from should be christian women but it's usually who I get the most judgement from.

Sarah said...

Seriously... I bet her husband would make a great stay-at-home dad :) Or what about, "Have baby- will travel."

My mom said someone at her school critized Sarah Palin because she brought her baby to the conference, "He should have been home in bed." Looked like he was sleeping fine to me. I guess if that's all they had to say about her they were pretty desperate. I think she is amazing!