Who decides what is fair?
Your child works their tail off all year on the hockey team, and then they are not allowed to play in the final game because they are deemed “not quite good enough” by the volunteer coach.
Your one and only is the victim of bullying at school. It is clear cut. There are three predators. Only two are punished, third boy, he is the principals kid.
Your baby pours her heart and soul into a theatre audition for a fancy school for the arts. She is a talented little drama queen with an impressive list of dance and music experience, she also has the grades to back her up and make her a star! What she doesn’t have. A legacy. Her Mama didn’t go to the school. Nor did her Dad…oh and they aren’t neurosurgeons or fat cat lawyers. Guess who didn’t make the cut.
All are true Mama stories borrowed from my friends, from this week.
This crazy week has me thinking. At what point as a Mother do you step in and announce….UNFAIR. Does it even help to do this?
Does the squeaky wheel ever get the grease…or do they just get labelled “the bitch”?
I try very hard to see my children for who they are. I will never claim to be perfect, and I know they aren’t, but do think I have a solid grasp of who my girls are and what they are capable of. I will advocate for them until they are old enough and strong enough to advocate for themselves. I will also admit that sometimes it is hard to know when to speak up and when to let things run it’s course!
My question to you.
At what point do YOU say enough is enough. At what point does your inner lioness kick in?
-Is it when they are being bullied at school? grrr Girls can be so mean.
-Is it when their spot on the Track team is given to them on a Monday and then snatched from them on a Tuesday?
Where do you draw the line between the ugly and harsh life is not always fair crap that I feel I have doled out once too often lately?
Do you have a story you would like to get off your chest? Tell me I am not alone! I can’t be the only Mama who has had the occasion, the need to stand up for my babies!
When did you have to take a stand and announce NOT FAIR!!!
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