As my kids say, "Haters gonna hate."
Here we go again with a Gisele Bundchen breastfeeding controversy. This time, the flack is because she released an Instagram photo of herself breastfeeding her daughter, Vivian, while her glam squad was primping her in all her supermodel mommy glory. She titled the photo, "Multitasking" and moms on the internet went about as crazy as dads do when Gisele's quarterback hubby, Tom Brady, throws an interception. (Maybe that's just my husband, a die-hard New England Patriots fan, but I digress.)
My first reaction to the multitasking photo seen 'round the world?
Gisele could have left Vivian with a nanny (or six) while she primped and prepped, but instead she not only brought her to the shoot, she breastfed her while getting ready. Awesome.
Admit it, moms, we're jealous
Are moms' comments really about the fact that our daily versions of multitasking are totally different than Gisele's? Or is it because we're even just a teeny tiny bit jealous of the fact she can breastfeed her baby while someone does her makeup, another blows out her hair and yet another person gives her a manicure? My kids are way past breastfeeding age, and I promise you my boobs probably weigh more than all of Gisele, but what I wouldn't give for my own personal glam squad!
Are we mad about the multitasking or the breastfeeding?
The comments I read when Gisele posted a photo of herself and baby Vivian doing yoga together were pretty much a unanimous "adorable." Are moms up in arms about this photo because she has a glam squad or because she's breastfeeding and dares to show it to millions of people? I think it has to do with both, and wonder if all this silly controversy is happening in Gisele's home country of Brazil, where breastfeeding isn't nearly as culturally taboo as it is here in the U.S.
The rest of us aren't supermodels, but we are super moms
Many moms think Gisele makes the rest of us real multitasking mamas look bad. News flash: She's a gorgeous supermodel and one of the richest women on earth. Next to her, yeah, most of us probably do look bad whether we breastfeed or not, but so what? The photo is a reminder to nursing moms everywhere that we can do whatever it is we do and still breastfeed our babies.