I'm having a little rant over on my other blog, about this new movement that seems to be all the rage. Being a "bad" mother, or a "slacker mom" as it's known in the US of A. In short, a badass mother.
Apparently what you do is pretend that you're a rubbish mother (or parent, except the dads don't feel the need to be so competitive and judgy), make a list of things that "good" mothers do, and then tell everyone very loudly that you don't do them. Ironically, in most cases, these wannabe badass mothers are also compelled to tell us why they don't do them - such as "I don't bathe/shower my kids every day in the winter because their skin gets too dry and my pediatrician says it's OK". Yawn.
Look sweetie, if you're going to be badass, then skip the explanations. Real badass mothers don't give a flying $%*& what anyone else thinks. (They also write the cuss word out in full instead of using symbols.) The very act of defending your badass parenting technique is about the most un-badass thing on the planet.
If you're going to be badass, then you either have to do it heroically, like these mothers, or not at all. Telling us that you don't force your kids to eat their veggies is neither bad nor badass. It's called "picking your battles".