If I were honest, I would have to say I've always been a wee bit competitive. I didn't want to get "good" grades as a kid. I wanted to be at the top of the class. I didn't want to get into an "OK" college, I was shooting for one of the top schools in the country. And so on and so forth. But I never knew what the word competition meant until I became a mom.
Since giving birth to my daughter, I've learned that mothers will take any opportunity to one up one another. Don't believe me? This week I read about parents who were challenging one another on whose baby's poop smelled better.
Can we talk about this, moms? Specifically about how STUPID all these "mompetitions" (yup, it's in the Urban Dictionary) make us look?
You may think you "won" something when your kid walks at 9 months and hers at 10, but what exactly is it she's losing ... huh? Next time you are tempted to go into a full on "my kid takes a crap and unicorns come running out" brag, I want you to think of the following, m'kay?
Have you heard moms getting competitive about #4? What do you say?
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