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To the Parents I Judged Before I Was a Parent: I'm Sorry

To the Parents I Judged Before I Was a Parent: I’m Sorry

There I was, a 30-year-old woman who taught preschool and was a private tutor, walking down the aisles at Target when I saw her.

She was a woman with a toddler — no older than 3 — and in the middle of Winter her toddler was gasp — Not. Wearing. Shoes! He just hung out in the shopping cart with his dangling freezing tootsies.

It’s Winter, I thought. What is she thinking? I made my silent smug judgment, picked up my one item I went into Target for, although I left with 50 other things, and walked away knowing I would never do that! Read more