This is hardly news to anyone in America right now, but there is definitely panic purchasing of toilet paper going on right now.
We’re not the only country with this problem though! It’s also happening in Australia, and when one mom with a large family purchased toilet paper, someone tried to shame her for it.
But, she has some very wise words to share with all of us.
Jeni Bonell is a mom to 16 children, and they all live in Toowoomba, which is in Queensland. She has one of the largest families in Australia.
Facebook; Jeni is pictured above with some of her children
Jeni previously told Mamamia, “I agreed to have one, maybe two kids, but it was actually me who asked for number three because I loved being a mum so much.”
“We just opened up our hearts and the number of blessings has continued to rise. We also lost seven babies and that certainly changes your attitude towards accepting every baby. They are a gift – each and every one of them.”
So, Jeni was recently at the grocery store picking up toilet paper for her whole family, and here’s what she had to say in a Facebook post about it:
“OH NO YOU DON’T!!!!! No lady, you don’t get to stand behind me in the checkout line in the grocery store, with your voice dripping sarcasm and your crinkled brow, as you “loud-enough-for-me-to-hear-you” say, “Welllll, there goes ALLLLLLL the toilet paper now ….. hmmmmpffff.”
Facebook; Jeni posted the photo above along with what she had to say about being shamed over toilet paper
“Ummm, no it doesn’t.”
“And I will not apologize for buying toilet paper for my family which is undoubtedly bigger than yours. And I will not let you make me feel guilty about it one little bit.”
“Perhaps taking a deep breath would help or try smiling.”
“I think the world is definitely suffering from a pandemic, yes, a viral one has now surfaced but there’s been another one that’s been brewing for a long time, and that’s a worldwide lack of good manners with a symptom of unkindness that seems to accompany it.”
“Let’s just stop it folks and remember that we all live on this planet together. Let’s be friends instead.”
You can see Jeni’s post on Facebook here.
Jeni totally hit this right on the head. People can be so cruel to one another, and now is the time when we need to stick together and be kind the most.
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