Come On! Parents Don’t Need to Be Judged for Using Their Phones in Public!

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My son and I took our daily walk to the bus stop, where he usually likes to play “shopping and fighting imaginary bad guys” as we wait. I look forward to these mornings because I get to see one of my good friends and her daughter. Unfortunately, that morning, I received a text from her as we were standing at the stop just 5 minutes before the bus was to arrive to tell me they weren’t going to make it to school.

stop judging parents for texting in public

Before I attempted to text my friend back, I made sure my son moved clear from the street so he can go about his business. In the middle of my message, I hear a guy say, “imagine if you could actually interact with your child!”

Before I even realized he was insulting me, a woman jogging by came up to me and asked, “what did that guy say?”

I repeated what he said as my heart suddenly raced with anger.

“What a jerk!” she replied and kept on jogging.

Have you ever had one of those moments when you wished you could have said or done something different during a situation? For me, it was this moment, because I was ANGRY!

I think that moment deserved a good middle finger his way! Unfortunately, he was gone before he could get a dose of it. How dare he judge me after looking at me for 2 seconds? I don’t feel has the right, because unless he’s stood in my shoes and have had the morning I’ve had, he has no right to be an obnoxious prick, because I’m texting while standing at the bus stop.

I’m sick of people blaming parents for “not interacting” with their kids.

I’m sick of people blaming parents for “not interacting” with their kids. You don’t live in our homes or know what we actually go through. Right or wrong, most parents try really hard and if they want those 5 minutes to text someone back because they don’t have a whole lot of time during the day, then I think they should be entitled to do so. So to the next person who feels they need to be “judgy” about us using our phones in public, I suggest you keep your damn opinions to yourself.


I know quite a lot of moms who can’t even be bothered to text people back because they are completely drained and have fully developed the mommy brain that keeps them from remembering even the most simple things. In fact, new moms go into shock after the hard reality of having to keep another human being alive while they are more sleep deprived than they’d ever known to be!

If you ever have to ask what the hell we parents do all day that keeps us from being so busy we look almost dysfunctional, then you MUST not be a parent. If you’re a parent and can’t relate to anything I’m saying, then you’re the Super Mom I have yet to meet and I bow to you for successfully conquering and rocking one of the most challenging (and rewarding) jobs known to mankind.