Are you one of those moms that feels as though a mom isn't a "real" mom until she has had several kids?
Would you ever think/say something along the lines of, "Your not a real mom until you have had another kid." or, "This is your first, wait until you have more and then you can advise me."...
I noticed several moms here have this condesending attitude, as well as my SIL, that a mom is some how less of a mom for only having one child and that they just dont qualify unless they have had more.
My SIL went so far as to tell me that I have no idea what being a real mother is like because I have one child, I have it easy, that I havn't a clue what its like.
Well excuse me for responsible family planning. As though a mother isn't a mother until she is at her wits end unable to control any part of her life crawling with children. Thats bullshit.
While im fully able to admit one child is easier than 2,3,4,5,6+ children (though ive been told two is easier than one because they entertain eachother), im not willing to have my MOM label stripped of me because ive chosen to not run myself ragged.
Seems to me like bitter jealousy more than anything else. Im not saying mothers of many dont love or thoroughly enjoy their families, im sure they do...but the ones that seem to have this attitude obviously have some kind of a problem with a mother of one claiming to be a mother at all.
Did any of the mothers of many think that its quite possibly she is a fantastic mother and would totally be able to handle a dozen children, but simply chose not to? Being a mother of one does not mean she is any less of a mom than a mother of several.