My grandmother gave
me this magnet for Christmas this past year.
“Parenthood is the scariest hood you’ll ever go through.”
Now ain’t that the
I try not to think too much about it on a day to day basis because if I do my son will definitely be eating strictly organic food and be home schooled while living in a bunker. Seriously though, this world is getting scary! The mass shootings and the drugs are enough to make my head spin. In fact, we actually moved out of small town up north because the heroin epidemic was and is out of control. It got to the point where if you didn’t see a dirty needle in a gas station bathroom then that was abnormal. Dirty needles sitting on sidewalks and IN THE WOOD CHIPS at the park. Right when I got pregnant, I knew that there was no way we could stay there to raise our son. That is when we decided to move south. Which to me is ironic that we ended up moving to the city. In my head at least, I would have thought that the drug presence would be smaller in a little off the map town than in a big city. Then again, my son is only four and we live in a “good part of town” so maybe I am just not as in tune with it as I once was.
All the decisions that have to be made too is what makes parenthood so hard. Breastfeeding vs. formula, baby wearing vs. not, controlled screen time, public school or private school, no sugar, no red dye, organic vs. non-organic. The decisions to be made when it comes to your kids is almost endless. The worst part about is it the MOM SHAMING!! Why people, why is this even a thing?! Since when is it ok for you to butt into my life and my parenting or for me into yours? As far as I am concerned, as long as you are not doing anything illegal to or around your kids that I am aware of then it is absolutely none of my business and I should 100% stay out of it.
One of my favorite
phrases people say is “facts aren’t attacks!” Now, this statement is true IF you
are engaging in a conversation that actually has to do with facts and not
opinion. Car seat safety are facts. Whether or not it is “ok” to pierce your daughter’s
ears before she is old enough to give consent is an OPINION. If I am buckling
my child in his car seat incorrectly, that has the potential honestly to be
deadly. So yes, please, step in and let a sister know what I am doing wrong and
how I should fix it to you know, potentially
SAVE MY CHILD’S LIFE.
If I pierce my 5-month-old
baby girls ears, I honestly do not want to hear you say anything about it
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO
Her ears being pierced
aren’t hurting you and more importantly it isn’t hurting her. So keep it moving.
I’ll wrap it up
there. As you can probably detect, I am pretty passionate about this subject.
Parenthood is hard. Like REALLY hard. But it is also hands down the most
rewarding and amazing thing you will ever do in your life. We should be helping
each other out not tearing each other down. This should not be yet another
place in someone’s life that another person is attacking.
What’s that saying….. Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.
None of us are perfect and we shouldn’t be acting like we are. Let’s come together and be there for each other! It really does take a village.