I was doing my daily celebrity gossip update on US Magazine and I came across this article that quickly got my attention.
Julie Bowen: I "Love and Hate" My Kids
I can't believe she just said that word in the same sentence with kids. I've always believed that hate was such a strong word and even when I felt so unbelievably angry towards someone, it was always easier to just say a few curse words instead. Believe me, I'm not perfect. I have said it in the heat of the moment at times and I've always regretted it afterwards. There are so many things that I could say I hate and wouldn't feel bad about it...
I hate rainy days.
I hate when the toilet seat is up.
I hate the taste of bitter melon.
I hate visits with the dentist.
I hate visits with the gynecologist.
I hate having to go to the DMV.
I hate when they don't have my size in a pair of shoes I've been dying to have!
Simple, petty things like that. But to say I hate someone, let alone my kids? I couldn't even imagine it. Parenting is never easy and it sure as hell isn't perfect. My son drives me crazy at times, but I don't think there's any excuse to use that word and associate it with kids.
They say there is a thin line between love and hate, but with kids I don't think that falls true at all.
I wonder what Julie Bowen's kids feel about her saying that. If she were my mom, I'd be so hurt.