When I found this picture “liked” by a FB friend, I immediately thought, “Wow. I’m going to print this and tape it on to my fridge”. Taping it up for motivation. To remind myself that I should try to come first once in a while. I messaged Maria Kang to congratulate her and ask her if I could use her image here. I couldn’t wait for her reply (sorry Maria!) because I quickly found out that the picture was going viral and most likely she is weaving through hundreds of emails. You might even see her on a morning news show tomorrow. ha!
But there will be backlash. Already, people are saying “Enough!” What makes this picture offensive to some? Is it the caption? If people take the time to read her story, they will quickly find out that:
1) She doesn’t have a nanny
2) She is a working mom
3) She doesn’t have perfect genes
4) She has overcome depression and bulimia
5) She isn’t saying that every mother needs to look like this
And to that I say BRAVO! This was her journey, her personal journey and she succeeded. I say ENOUGH to us mothers judging each other, enough with the comparisons! What IF she does have a nanny? What IF she is a stay-at-home mom? DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD!!!!!! If Maria wanted a six-pack after 8 months of giving birth: good for her! If I want a six pack of Coronas tonight: good for me! I kid! I kid! Listen, whatever makes you a better mother.
Maybe the caption on the picture was a bit much but I have a feeling people would have still found something negative to say. All I’m saying is this: Aren’t those boys too cute??
What do you think?