Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pet Peeves

I belong to a popular parenting website. I have noticed that some of these women have nothing better to do all day long then bash the women who choose to do things differently than they do. Personally I say whatever works for your kids. I have 3 and let me tell you each one of them are as different as night and day. There are certain things that are honestly none of anyone else's business and here is my list.

1) ERF (Extended Rear Facing)- If someone wants to keep their child turned backwards in their car seat until they graduate from college then so be it. Am I going to do the same? Nope, not hardly. My kids were all turned forward facing just as soon as it was legal. Most especially the little one. Until someone has driven 10+ hours to see their dying parent, with a screaming baby in the backseat, I don't want to hear their crap. Just as soon as we turned his car seat around, when he hit 1, it was like a completely different child.
2) BF/FF - Breastfeeding/Formula Feeding. As long as the child is eating who cares. Life happens, plans change. There are people who have medical issues who can't breastfeed. There are people who end up stressed to the point their milk dries up. Before jumping on someone for not breastfeeding, maybe they should know the story first. Just sayin'.
3) Circumcision - What anyone does with their child's private parts is their business! Honestly this is no one else's business. People do it for religious reasons, and many other different things. If you don't agree with it, DON'T do it. Just don't try and cram your opinion down someone else's throat.
4) Vaccinations- All my kids are fully vaccinated. As their mother, that is my choice. If other people don't want to vaccinate their child more power to them.

I'm sure there is something I am missing. If I think of more I will create another post for them.


BETH said...

Ok, u know I gotta comment on #3... the whole what someone does with their child's penis.... ummmm. Seriously I love you but you gotta re-word that. LMAO!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Does that wording work for you now?? LOL.

Beth said...

lmao, that will do just fine. =)

Suzanne said...

As long as it meets your approval! =)