Allow me a few minutes to rant. I am annoyed with people in general. By “people” I mean everyone related to me.
I get sick and tired of people giving me unwanted advice regarding my child or choices I make regarding my child! All weekend long, all I heard were tones of disapproval and questions regarding my child-rearing choices.
I had more than one person give me a disapproving look when I gave Foxy a pacifier. I found myself trying to explain how I talked to the nurse about pacifiers and how newborns have a NEED TO SUCK and how I would rather she suck on a pacifier than her fingers.
More than one person commented on the fact that she wasn’t wearing socks or shoes. Again, I found myself explaining that sock and shoes don’t fit her and if they find some that do they can send them my way. I had to remind them that it was ninety-flipping degrees outside and she wasn’t in danger of catching a cold.
People thought I was holding Foxy too much and that I should let her cry it out. At 6 weeks? Get the fugg outta here. Perhaps that’s why you raised unruly children that don’t even call you on holidays. I’m NURTURING my daughter thank you very much.
Today I received an email from someone that noticed a few heat bumps on her wrist IN A PICTURE and cautioned me to keep her cool. Ummm, excuse me, I LIVE IN MONKEYFIGHTING ATLANTA, GEORGIA! It’s only cool here in the winter. Perhaps they think I should not leave the house in order to keep her cool 100 percent of the time?
I have really had it with these well-meaning individuals. From now on I refuse to entertain people’s criticisms and if they start again they are going to be met with complete radio silence.
Unless they are gonna pony up a couple of bucks to pay for her hospital bills or their name is Tim (insert last name) they can really keep all of their opinions to themselves. All of them. Because, trust me, if I am seeking advice I am not afraid to speak up and ask.
Did you find that people were constantly critisizing/questioning your abilities to raise your child?