I Am Just Like @JoeBiden’s Mom! #RRBC #RWISA #Parenting

Yesterday, as I watched the final night of the Democratic National Convention, I was so moved by the story that was told about Joe Biden’s mother, I captured the audio to share with you below…

I thought I was the only mom in the world like this! 

I have a story so eerily similar to Joe’s, that I was reeling when I heard the one above. 

When my baby was in kindergarten, a little boy shoved her on the playground.   When she told the teacher, as she had been taught to do (by my husband), the teacher responded rudely with … “If you tattle one more time…”  

Well, when I picked my baby up from school that afternoon, I noticed as we were walking to the car, her beautiful smile was missing. “What’s wrong, baby?” I asked. She shared with me what the teacher had said to her.

I turned around so fast, my baby’s feet were probably lifted from the ground, as her hand was in mine while I was in fast motion.  I marched up to this teacher, in full view and earshot of every other parent, child and teacher around, and I asked her, “Did you threaten my baby?”  In her boldness (or ignorance as to the kind of mom I was and still am) she said, “Yes, she tattles…”  

Before the woman could finish her sentence and before I could form another thought, my finger was on her nose. Yes, TOUCHING THE TIP OF HER NOSE.  I said to her, very calmly and with extreme clarity, “If you ever threaten my child again, I’m going to sweep this entire area with your little body.” 

Yes, I said and I did just that – I also meant every word.  So, as you can see, I loved hearing that Joe Biden’s mom, a mom before my time, was fierce enough to “warn” a nun that she would rip that damn bonnet off her head if she threatened her child again.  She was a mom just like me!

Every mom in this world should feel that protective of their babies.  Every mom in this world should be that bold when it comes to standing up to adult bullies when they threaten their babies in any way.  Every mom should be just like Joe Biden’s mom.  I wish I had known her!

Bravo, Mrs. Biden!

Have you ever had a brave mommy moment like Mrs. Biden?  

3 thoughts on “I Am Just Like @JoeBiden’s Mom! #RRBC #RWISA #Parenting

  1. Good for you Nonnie. Sometimes you do have to fight for your child. When that teacher admitted she did that, it was your cue to chastise her. I’m a mom too so can relate.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What a beautiful post, Nonnie. Being born a Lion, under the sign of Leo, I have always been fiercely protective of my daughters. Now, I see some of the same qualities in them with their children and it makes me happy. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I cringe whenever I hear of teachers like that. As a teacher myself, I see it as my duty to lift my students higher, not to break them down. As a parent, I’ve been lucky enough to not have to experience that kind of ugliness aimed at my child. Parents have such an incredible influence over their children, and it’s important that children know their parents not only believe in them but will also protect and support them. 🙂

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