Lately, I’ve seen quite a few posts where a mom/wife ate an entire bag/box of some sugared up- commercially made treat, like M&M’s or Oreo’s. Maybe it was bought for a party. Maybe for toilet training bribing. But it always ends with the woman demolishing the whole thing with no apologies. In every case that comes to mind, the woman is relatively thin and attractive. Call it transparency. call is Mom-shaming. Call it getting carried away. But the fact remains that the response would be quite a bit different if I posted something similar.
I’m all for a little over indulgence sometimes. The Man is well aware (and annoyed) by the fact that a box or bag of something delicious (cookies, ice cream, whatever) can only last so long in our house. (Which is also why I try to keep it out of the house, but I digress).
The fact is, before I picked up on that, I would never send out a facebook status, tweet, or blog post about how I ate a cup of chocolate chips or a bag of potato chips. Because when big girls talk about overeating, it’s gross and shameful. If I was toilet training my daughter using skittles, but ate the whole bag instead, the response would be negative. If I don’t go to the gym for months (ahem), well, “no wonder she hasn’t lost the baby weight.”
The bottom line is that it isn’t good for ANYONE to eat a whole bag of Reese’s Pieces or package of raw cookie dough, but we all do it. Just don’t expect me to post too much about that. At least not until I lose this baby weight.