It feels strange to congratulate a woman for being a good mother and for doing what all moms are supposed to do: love and protect their children, but the blogger Nerdy Apple Bottom deserves congratulations and a whole lot more.
In case you haven’t heard by now. Nerdy’s 4 year old son wanted to dress as Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween and of course some very small minded mothers in her sons school HAD TO SAY SOMETHING.
“And that’s where things went wrong. Two mothers went wide-eyed and made faces as if they smelled decomp. And I realize that my son is seeing the same thing I am. So I say, “Doesn’t he look great?” And Mom A says in disgust, “Did he ask to be that?!” I say that he sure did as Halloween is the time of year that you can be whatever it is that you want to be. They continue with their nosy, probing questions as to how that was an option and didn’t I try to talk him out of it. Mom B mostly just stood there in shock and dismay.
And then Mom C approaches. She had been in the main room, saw us walk in, and followed us down the hall to let me know her thoughts. And they were that I should never have ‘allowed’ this and thank God it wasn’t next year when he was in Kindergarten since I would have had to put my foot down and ‘forbidden’ it. To which I calmly replied that I would do no such thing and couldn’t imagine what she was talking about. She continued on and on about how mean children could be and how he would be ridiculed.
My response to that: The only people that seem to have a problem with it is their mothers.
Another mom pointed out that high schools often have Spirit Days where girls dress like boys and vice versa. I mentioned Powderpuff Games where football players dress like cheerleaders and vice versa. Or every frat boy ever in college (Mom A said that her husband was a frat boy and NEVER dressed like a woman.)
But here’s the point, it is none of your damn business.”
You re an incredible mother Nerdy Apple Bottom. The world would be such a better place if their were more mothers like you.
“And my little man worked that costume like no other. He rocked that wig, and I wouldn’t want it any other way!”