Some people HATE the Kardashian’s and the Jenner’s, but I actually kinda love them.
I don’t have Sky TV, so don’t watch them on Keeping Up With The Kardashin’s; but I have in the past. And now I just live through the news pieces and Facebook posts about them, or what they post on social media; and honestly, I can’t get enough of them.
They do no harm to me, and if anything I admire them for the way they run their businesses. You can think what you want about them, but I have no issue with them.
Lately in the news, Kylie Jenner and her partner, Travis, went to the Coachella music festival; obviously leaving their 2.5 month old with a nanny, or her parents, or his parents; or whoever.
Cue everyone telling Kylie she’s a terrible Mum for leaving her baby at home. You can check out some of the super cheerful comments in one of her Instagram posts below:
I honestly don’t even know where to begin with this kind of criticism and judgement. For starters why is Kylie just being blasted? What about Travis – why does the Dad get a pass?
Secondly, who said that once you had a baby you must be known as “Mum” for the rest of your life and only do “Mum” things – it doesn’t matter how old the baby is.
As a Mum, it was my choice to stay at home with my babies – I couldn’t think of anything worse than going out and partying, or seeing a movie. I honestly just didn’t want to.
I do, however, know that all of us are different.
Some of my friends went out a lot, and other’s stayed at home like me. I really didn’t care either way.
I get a bit angry when Mums get shamed like this, whether it’s a celebrity or someone like you or I. Just because someone does something different from you, doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
There isn’t a manual on how to be a parent. Apart from extreme situations, there is no right or wrong when it comes to what you do.
If there was, I’m pretty sure most of us would have jumped at reading it.
Instead, we are left to figure it out ourselves. Often we use our parents as inspiration – usually the way they did it. we do as well (or a slight variation of it). Sometimes the way we raise our children is dictated by the circumstances in our own lives – e.g. those who have to go back to work because there isn’t enough money to stay at home.
Or sometimes we just do things because we want to.
Again, everyone is different and we should be celebrating these differences.
For once I would love to see someone like Kylie Jenner, or Chrissy Teigan (or whoever) go out without their kids and people APPLAUD them for taking a break.
For me, I wanted my life to change once I had a baby (although I did struggle incredibly with that change) but for others, they felt that having a baby didn’t mean your life had to change.
Again, just because someone raises their children differently, or parents differently, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. It doesn’t mean THEY are wrong.