Monday, February 4, 2013

Mom Entitlement?

This topic is not new, but something happened recently that irritated the skin right off my nose.  I won't go into exact details, just the gist. 

I know lots of moms, it happens when you have kids.  I also know lots that have children in the same age range.  And as moms do, we discuss said kids or things we do with kids.  We ask advice or maybe just suggestions on simple things.  No problem, right?  Well, it would be if some moms didn't see it as an opportunity to make it a teaching moment for all involved.

Let's be realistic.  With the way the world is these days, we all have access to more information than anyone ever thought was possible.  My friend wrote the other day about simpler times and being a bit envious of it.  In this respect, I agree.  If you wanted research, you had to go to a library and use a card catalog - gasp!  For the under 20 set, this is a system of cards that used to be used in the library to catalog books.  Google it!  LOL.  Anywho - now with the internet at our fingertips, everyone is an armchair researcher, and if you are really not lucky, also a sharer.

Well, my friends, here is a newsflash!  I DON'T CARE.  And if I did, I would research it or ask about it myself.  But I just really don't.  I have made my choices on diapering, feeding, carseats, foods, drinks, and vaccines among others all by my little old self with the help of the other parental figure in my home.  We made them based on our values, not yours.  Yes, we want the best for our kids, and we want them to be safe BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.  We also want you not to preach to us when we chose differently than you.  Guess what?!  My kids are doing pretty well.  They are healthy and intelligent and growing just fine despite my blatant disregard for all things researched.  So next time a discussion is brewing and the urge bubbles up inside you to share about why my decision is wrong based on XYZ... kindly squash that bubble and let it out the other end.  It produces much the same effect only the scent will disappate and my irritation is sadly still here.

8 comments:

  1. Amen to this post! and you had me cracking up at "So next time a discussion is brewing and the urge bubbles up inside you to share about why my decision is wrong based on XYZ... kindly squash that bubble and let it out the other end".

    This is my mother in law. She always has to offer advice even when I don't ask for it.

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    1. Can you tell I was HOT when I wrote it? LOL

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  2. Amen Sista!! I agree 100%!! It's like you are inside my head!! lol

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  3. Right there with you. Seems every single decision I have made from birth to teenage years has been unpopular with the masses. For me, it's about getting through the day without violence. That is all. =)

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    1. I don't even want to think about what I will be "told" in teenage years. They are just 18mo and 5 now!

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