Have you ever felt like the odd one out? As if you don’t fit in?
That’s exactly how I felt when I took my son to his first gymnastics class. We were having a blast moving around and playing with things. But when I looked up I noticed something.
All the moms were talking to each other, in groups, but yet not a single mother tried talking to me. I felt like a total outcast. I had never countered a discrimination against my age until then. I started frantically obsessing over everything that I might have been doing wrong. When I would listen to the other moms talk about their husbands and what activities and things they got their kid, I felt a surge of jealousy. I felt as though I was inadequate as a mom and that was not right.
It wasn’t until I looked down at my baby boy that I realize how silly I was being.
There he was happy as can be playing with me. It didn’t matter what the other moms thought of me or how they were raising their kids, because none of that mattered to my son.
They weren’t the ones raising him, I was. And only I had the capability of doing what was best for him. After seeing the pure enjoyment on his face I knew I was doing something right.
The reason of this blog post is that I don’t want other moms to ever feel like I did that day. Being young doesn’t mean you are incapable of being a good mom. It’s important to feel confident as a mother and know that you are doing what’s best for your kid.