“That’s the internet for you, the carnivorous plant from ‘Little Shop of Horrors,'” Stiles added in her caption after being mom-shamed on Instagram.
Road trips home are necessary, but they’re also stressful, take way longer than predicted, and, they mean I’m missing out on work.
When the conversation inevitably turns to a detailed rundown of all their children’s activities, sports, and lessons, I nod my head in what I hope is a sign of empathy and understanding. But the truth is, I don’t chime in on those conversations, because my kids aren’t in any activities of any kind.
A couple years back, mostly out of necessity, my wife and I instituted a plan we came across. This plan has allowed us to teach our kids about gratitude, help them combat materialism, all while still giving them what I hope is a magical Christmas season.