Things You Should Never Say to a Mom
Being a mom is a full-time job all in itself. The last thing moms want to hear are comments, suggestions or questions from complete strangers. While most people say things, that may be out of place, with a good heart, there are also people out there that are just plain rude. Here are some things that most moms don’t want to hear.
You look tired- This is probably the worst thing you could say to a mom. Of course moms are tired, they are moms. All moms are tired and they certainly don’t need reminding that they look like they haven’t slept in days. You have quite a few grey hairs- Well, how rude! Unless the person is your hair stylist, then pointing out your grey hairs is totally rude.
Do you have a job? – Here is another rude question to ask any mom. Whether they stay at home or they work outside the home, every single mom on the planet has a job…it’s called being a mother. Moms work all shifts and even on weekends.
What do you do all day? – This one is geared towards stay at home moms. I don’t know why so many people assume that stay at home mothers just sit around all day watching soap operas. While some moms may do this, the majority of moms are busy from the time they get up in the morning until they hit the bed at night.
I would never let someone else raise my kids– This one is something a lot of working moms hear all the time. Just because a mother has a job outside the home, does not mean they don’t raise their kids. And it is not like they just drop off their kids with a complete stranger off the street while they work. Moms choose their child caretaker carefully.
You are breastfeeding, right? – This one is geared towards new moms. And it is a tough one to answer. On the one hand, you really have no desire to talk to a complete stranger about your boobs if you say yes. On the other hand, if you say no, you will likely have to deal with a guilt trip from a complete stranger.