Unwanted Parenting "Advice" | The Momma Diaries

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Unwanted Parenting "Advice"

It's starting.  Already.  It seems like the closer I get to my due date, the more "advice" I'm receiving about not only baby brother, but Lincoln as well. 

Here are a few of the latest gems I've been subjected to.

"Well, you know all the mistakes you made with Lincoln, so now you won't repeat them the second time around."  Umm are you freaking serious?  Because I'm pretty sure my sweet boy is one heck of an awesome kid. 

"The last thing you want is another terrible sleeper.  You need to put him in his crib at 3 weeks old and just let him cry."  I almost choked when was told this one.  Three weeks old?  You have got to be kidding me!  There should seriously be a law against that -- and anyone who chooses to let their 3 week old NEWBORN cry it out, shouldn't be allowed to have children.  Am I right?!

"Lincoln sure is in for a rude awakening! He will have to share all the attention now.  Hopefully he doesn't resent his baby brother."  Really?  I mean, come on! Sometimes I wonder why certain people even open their mouths to speak.  They just have no filter, and don't think.  Of course Lincoln will have to share our undivided attention now.  But that being said, I think Lincoln is going to be an AMAZING big brother.  We have been preparing him for this important role for months!  We know this will be a big adjustment, and we are trying to make it as easy as we possibly can for him. 

"You sure are going to have your hands full.  How will you ever handle TWO?! You'll definitely be needing a lot of help!"  Wow.  Just wow.  So you think I'm not capable of taking care of my own children.  Thanks for that. 

I'm sure more will be coming, and then even more once Avery is born :::sigh::: 

The sad thing is, I think these people actually believe they have our best interests at heart.  The thing is, these are our children, our family.  And how we choose to parent, is really none of anyone's damn business.  /Rant.


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