One mother spoke of the positive impact that taking time to prepare each morning has had on her mental health after recounting an incident where she was criticized by fellow moms on the playground. because it looks too “beautiful”.
“Last year, my son and I were on a weekly playground excursion when we ran into this group of moms who are always scary,” she begins the video, showing her getting ready in front of the mirror. “Now, I have no reason to believe they are harmless, but my high school survival instinct told me to keep my distance.”
However, according to Rosa, her son doesn’t have the same “survival instincts” as he joins a group of fellow mothers, forcing her to follow him.
Upon arrival, Rosa recalls hearing “one of the mothers said something I would soon forget: ‘Oh, you look good, I don’t like you.’
The comment sent a “quick shock” through Rosa’s system, with the TikToker revealing that the statement prompted other moms to “mocker”. The statement of criticism also led her to lie, as she admitted that she had told fellow moms that the outing marked the first time she’s dressed in three weeks.
“Did I really wear too much to the playground?” Rosa continues to voice the video. “And, does working from home mean I don’t have to wear my clothes every day?”
Though Rosa hasn’t shared about what she wore on the day out, she later went on to tell her followers that, despite the criticism, she discovered that “deliberately prepare yourself in the morning” helps her mentally prepare for each day and fills her mornings with “purpose”.
The video, which has been viewed more than 1.5 million times, has received countless supportive comments from viewers.
One person wrote: “Some groups of moms are horrible and like high school means girls with babies.” “You never have to dim your own lights to make them feel better.”
Another viewer said: “I wear full clothes and make up every day. Let them do what they will but always do what you need.”
Another wrote: “We don’t give ourselves enough grace, nor extend it often enough. “Insecurity comes to us everywhere, even the playground.”
Others revealed that the video motivates them to take better care of themselves, with another writing: “I think I’ll start dressing like I’m going somewhere, maybe that will help. Thank you!”
The Independent Contacted Rosa for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/tiktok-stay-at-home-mom-b1975430.html The mother said that she was criticized by fellow mothers for her appearance at the playground