We all know that one mom at school, the one who always looks flawless and put-together no matter what time of day it is.
She’s the mom who never shows up late to the school drop-off line and seems to have a weekly standing manicure.
While she’s the mom many of us aspire to be, she always makes us feel bad about ourselves with her perfection.
For Constance Hall, a popular parenting blogger in Australia, seeing this perfect mom at school every morning crushed her own self-confidence.
That’s why she decided to talk to another mom about her one day. But the response she received was shocking.
“Talk to the woman not about her,” the other mom told Constance. So she did just that.
“I sat next to her on the brick retainer wall outside the kindy room,” Constance wrote on Facebook. “I found out she is an ex addict and holds AA meetings to help out other addicted women that want sobriety, I found out she struggles with her marriage, her kids and her health just like the rest of us. I found out that she is a million things, snobby not being one of them.”
“She is one of the most inspiring women I know,” she continued. “Turns out I have a confident exterior too, turns out that while sitting there hating my life without the confidence to talk to these gorgeous mums, they didn't have the confidence to talk to me, they thought I was too free too relaxed, that I thought I was too cool.”
As for their relationship now, Constance says the “perfect” mom at school is now one of her closest friends.
“And that mum, is now one of my best friends, we bitch about our men together, our kids and we laugh all the time,” Constance revealed. “So now that I'm at a new school, I know that a lot of folks have their opinions on me these days and unfortunately a lot of the gossip has gotten back to me, I'd like to remind mums everywhere to..”
“Talk to the woman not about her,” she suggested.
After Constance shared this wonderful post on Facebook, hundreds of comments came pouring in from other moms who felt inspired by her words of wisdom.
“We need so much more of this! Our next bestie could be a simple "Good morning" away,” one mom commented.
“Dayelene Robinson this is so true. Sometimes we portray ppl in totally the wrong way. 90% of the time we are usually wrong about a person. We all do it it's crazy!!! I'd love to know what ppl think of me haha. In saying that I don't care anyway haha. None of us should,” another added.
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