Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry is doing the best she can as a mom, and judging from the show, she's doing all right. Her son Isaac is happy. Her relationship with Isaac's father Jo is manageable. She's working. She's going to school. So why on Earth was she briefly forced to quit Twitter yesterday after she started getting attacked?
It all started when she tweeted out a photo of her son in a dog cage. Shocking, I know. I mean, no. Not at all. Just yesterday I had two different friends post photos of their kids in their dog's cages. As any parent of both dogs and kids knows, they WANT to get in those cages. Why? I don't know. But they do.
Here are some of the things her "fans" said:
"You're a horrible parent. That's dirty and gross." Eye roll.
Someone else said: "Not cute at all. That cage is for dogs not kids. No way in hell I would ever have allowed my son to play where dog sleeps."
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I am sorry, but seriously? First of all, dogs are good for kids. That fact has been proven again and again. They help with allergies and to build immunity. They are also good emotionally to help children learn compassion and responsibility. But most of all: If your dog is THAT dirty, why would you let it in the house at all?
It seems like people are looking for an excuse to bash Kailyn, which seems just wrong. I am a grown up mom in her 30s with two children, a mortgage, plenty of education and responsibility, and my kids have played in our dog's cage. You really want to tell me I am a horrible parent? I can think of 25 ways parents could do worse to their kids in under three seconds.
Maybe these aren't dog people. Who knows. What I do know is that we moms ought to cut one another some slack once in a while. It's completely unacceptable to come down on Kailyn for doing something most of us dog moms have done.
It won't kill a kid to get some germs. Sheesh. I am pretty sure a kindergarten classroom is more germy than a dog's bed. This is just judgemental and wrong. I am glad Kailyn came back to Twitter. She shouldn't let the haters get her down.
Do you think Kailyn was wrong?