Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Unpopular Opinions

I frequent a message board and occasionally, ladies will post unpopular opinions about having children. Rather than contribute to the thread, I would rather post my opinions here. I will now put on my flame-retardant suit.

* I cannot stand women that judge regarding childcare. If you are a stay-at-home mom, don't judge me for putting my child in daycare. If you put your child in daycare, don't judge the stay-at-home moms. Child care is a personal decision and you need to do what's right for your family.

* Formula isn't evil. It's food. Many babies have been on formula and guess what? They turned out just fine.

* I think a little television for kids is okay. Heck, Jack watched a little bit of Sesame Street this morning and he loved it! I am not a bad mom. It's not like I am plopping him in front of the tv as a babysitter for hours a day.

* I had a medicated birth. That being said, I HATE women who act all holier-than-thou about having a med-free birth. You are not better than me. You are not even necessarily stronger than me. You just chose a different birth plan, that's all.

There, that feels better. I am sure I can think of more, but right now, I am done.

1 comment:

  1. I want a med free birth... not to be all 'holier then thou'. I just want to see if I can do it. For my second kid, I'll take the meds, lol.

    I agree with you though, people shouldn't be judging for parenting choices. Hope you and baby Jack are doing well!