My Dog Doesn’t Match My Carpet

Dog on carpetby Julie at ProgressiveKid

We look for more from mothers. Since they are fonts of life, we think they must be more tuned in to life’s value, its beauty and fragility. We expect that their experience giving birth and raising kids will make them more compassionate toward other living things, more invested in Earth’s environment, more concerned with setting positive examples for their children. With notable exceptions, this notion is simply wrong. Speaking as a mother, we can be as shallow, selfish, and, well, ruthless as the rest of the population, and perhaps at times even more so. Continue reading