Maureen Turner: We Are Family


I'm Not Judging You...

Unless You Have Bad Shoes

I have written a few times about how much I hate it when moms judge one another. People who turn up their noses when they see a mom feeding her baby from a bottle, people who treat you like you are beating your child if you put a disposable diaper on them. I just think that these are personal choices and there is no need to judge one another.

But now, I have a confession: I am judging you.

I’m not the person sneering at you while your 4-year old has a melt down at Walmart that registers on the Richter scale. I didn’t gasp when you let your little one eat at McDonald’s.

Feeding your baby at the mall, I’m all for it! I didn’t judge you either. I certainly wouldn’t judge you if you needed a few hours away from your kids cause they were driving you crazy. Nope, I think these things are all pretty normal occurrences.

I will not judge you...unless you are wearing bad shoes. I’m sorry, I can’t help it.

If you are over the age of 10 and you are wearing these and you aren’t either nursing or gardening, I don’t get it! As a matter of fact, I think you look like a giant cartoon character.


Unless it’s snowing in July (which may happen this year), I will not know how you got confused enough to put these on your feet.

These are called Uggs for a reason... they are UGG-ly!

From what I am told, these runners with toes reminiscent of the rainbow toe socks are totally comfortable. Great, wear them when you run. If you are wearing them out at the store, I know you are just trying to freak me out. They kind of make my skin crawl.

Now, everyone has a pair of these, but that doesn’t mean they are fashionable. I totally understand if you judge me while I wear mine.