Friday, November 27, 2009

Speaking of Complaints and Good Stuff


I am sick of busting my ass just to have certain individuals fall all over themselves to let me know that my parenting style is crazy/over-protective/unnecessary.

1) I pick up my child everytime he cries as long as I am physically able to do so because that feels right to me. Think that will "spoil" him? Tough. I don't. Not what you did/do with your children? Fine. It IS what I do. Get over it.

2) I am still nursing and plan to continue to do so until... Whenever the hell we both feel like stopping. Period. No one outside the nursing relationship is entitled any feelings on the matter. So suck on that! (ha!)

3) I make my child's baby food. It is cheaper, more nutritious, and I can be reasonably sure it's done correctly and hygenically. It is just practical for me to do this. It is not in any way excessive.

End Complaints

Good Stuff:

My baby has shown me that having a soft squishy belly is awesome. He loves to knead it and squish it and zerbert it and it is so funny to watch. For the first time in my life I love my belly.


Stephanie said...

Hey Summer! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I responded to you over there, then I stopped by and had to comment on this post.

A friend of mine that makes her own baby food also says it's no big deal. Most of the time, they just blend up whatever the rest of the family's eating. Basically the same thing I did when the Hubs got his braces put on - and that *wasn't* a big deal.

Do you read SortaCrunchy? ( I think you'll find lots of kindred spirits over there!

Also? Love your blog title! (And your explanation that it's not an endorsement of one language's superiority! :) I studied linguistics too.

Hope you'll stop back by again!

Summer said...

Thanks, I definitely will stop back by your blog it's really interesting. I do not read SortaCrunchy but I'm going to check it out right now.