It’s time for another round of everyone’s favorite game, Mommy Shaming! Today, our contestant is an Australian mother who had the nerve to pack chocolate milk in her son’s lunch. After discovering that her son’s teacher hadn’t allowed him to have his drink during snack time, mom Constance Hall is speaking out.
Hall is a blogger and mother of six who also has her own radio show, The Queen Sesh. On her latest episode, she spoke about the chocolate milk incident. Hall had no idea there was a problem with her five-year-old’s lunch until he told her. “He said, ‘Oh I wish you didn’t get me the chocolate milk, the teachers don’t let me have it. They make me have it at lunchtime because they don’t think it’s healthy enough for recess,'” she said on the radio.
The kicker? This had been going on for three months.
When Hall found out about the situation, she went to her child’s teacher for an explanation and was given an “awkward” lecture by the teacher. “So I said to the teacher, really? The options are that or juice and because he can’t have any bread or anything substantial I give him the milk to line his tummy a bit because he’s probably hungry.”
She mommy shamed her over chocolate milk.
She makes a good point — chocolate milk is better for kids than most fruit juices. But Hall really hit the nail on the head when she spoke about how hard it is for single moms to work and feed their kids.
“There are people like me who work full time and have six children that just sort of need things to go smoothly.”
She recalled when she was at her “lowest point,” when she could barely afford anything. “Imagine if someone turned around and said to me, ‘Yeah your son’s not allowed to have choc milk at recess because it’s not healthy enough.’ I would have burst into tears.”
“There are other mothers who can’t even afford to do lunch orders and then for them to get shamed about what they’re giving their kid for recess, I just don’t like it. I don’t like the whole thing. It feels icky to me.”
It feels icky to us, too.
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(Image: Instagram / @mrsconstancehall)