The blogger mom has become viral with her rant on social media. The mom, known for her blog "The Honest Parent" criticized the drivers for using up parking spaces when they don't need one and create inconvenience for parents who actually need the space.
Mom, famously known as "The Honest Parent" for her blog recently has become viral for her rant on social media. The pregnant mom of two lashed out at drivers for occupying parking spaces when not needed. She slammed people for parking cars in spaces when they don't even have kids with them or their kid is old enough to actually not need the space. She described getting a stubborn 3-year old into the car seat as, "like trying to fold an ironing board into a suitcase". The young mom added, "It’s closer to the entrance so it’s less roads, moving vehicles to come across when you have young, unpredictable children who don’t fully understand the road yet. It’s unreasonable to expect a three-year-old to understand the inner workings of a car park."
In her Facebook post, mom made it very clear that teenagers are not considered as kids. She wrote, "A teenager is not a child. A 15-year-old that can just jump out of the car does not need to be parked here, protected from traffic. Maybe if they lifted their face from their phones for 5 minutes, they’d learn how to cross the road. God forbid your precious child has to walk more than 30ft."
She also criticized those people who use parking spaces just for the sake of protecting their new cars, saying, "Just because you’ve decided to spend a large amount on a new car or you cannot park a car that you think is a bus - you are not entitled to park here! Children’s lives are more important funnily enough." In her rant, she also added, "Having empty car seats does not mean you are entitled to park here."
The post caught the attention of many families and became viral over social media within a matter of a few hours. Some parents showed support to the pregnant mom. One mom wrote, "The amount of arguments I’ve had with people in car parks is unreal!" Another one said, "We had someone say to us ‘children should walk more they are lazy these days’ W*F."
One person wrote, "This is one of my pet hates. There aren't enough parent and child spaces as it is. I've told people to move when they've parked in them without a child."
Not everyone was happy with the mom's post and criticized her for not thinking through her words. She was hit back saying that 15-year-olds are still children and might need extra support with disabilities or other special needs. Some people also pointed out that nobody is entitled to a parent and child space, while others said all spaces should be made wider and that would solve the problem. Speaking to the M.E.N's Manchester Family, 'The Honest Parent' says she understands it's not always cut and dried.
She responded to the backlash, saying, "Just because I haven’t written about it, doesn’t mean I’m not aware it’s a one size fits all, I’m aware there are reasons why people may park there re disabilities, especially having worked with children and adults with disabilities before."