Whenever I hear a mum asking for advice with that edge in her voice that tells everyone she’s about 1/4 of a coffee away from spontaneous combustion, I can’t help but wonder if the problem she’s having is *actually* a problem or if it’s just something she *thinks* needs to be fixed.
Is the fact that baby Bobby falls asleep on your chest every night an actual problem for you or is it because of all the fucking Barbaras out there tutting at your inability to put your kid down DROWSY BUT FUCKING AWAKE?
Or is it goddamn Indigoh from mother’s group with her soul child Samryellia giving you side-eye about your 3yo’s bottle habit because darling Samryellia only drinks dew from the morning leaves and she keeps passing on articles from the Natural News about the deadly effects of cows milk?
Are you in a state because YOU want things to change or because you think you’re supposed to?
You know what Ethel would say? Ethel who’s 80 years old and raised seven kids single-handedly during the war with no washing machine and a husband who did six minutes of face time with the kids each day? Well… she might give you advice on when to start your infant on brandy and how cracking skulls together is an effective discipline technique – BUT, she’d also say FUCK EVERYONE ELSE. She never had to put up with the opinions of every arsehole in the country every time she fed her kids fried chicken for dinner. She just bloody got on with it and did WHAT WORKED FOR HER.
So if you think you’re supposed to be teaching your child to fall asleep alone while also mourning the feeling of that precious baby lying on your chest, FUCK EVERYONE ELSE. Nothing in this world feels better than a sleeping baby in your arms so don’t worry about what everyone else says, do what works for you and what makes you happy.
Unless you really genuinely want to change how you parent, stop listening to everyone else. They don’t have your child.
And yeah this picture has nothing to do with this caption but I like it.
#fuckeveryoneelse #youdoyouboo #theyareyourkids #notfuckingBarbara’s