nope

I'm not going to take the bait.  I keep telling myself this.  So far the only person I have ranted to about the TIME mag cover and article has been the husband, and he wisely runs the other way whenever I start.  See, they want us fighting, stirring up controversy.  "Are You Mom Enough?"  Really???

Isn't being a mom hard enough without fighting each other??  The minute I trash-talk another mom's decisions, karma is SWIFT and my kid will do something equally cruddy or worse within hours.  My house is Chihuly glass, baby.

Put whatever you want on your baby's butt.  Feed them chicken nuggets, organic beets, Tootsie Rolls or octopus.  And for the love of all that's holy, mind your own beezwax.  I am trying to teach WonderGirl to respect other people's privacy, and I figure I should do the same.

Life is much happier with less karma attacks.

Woohoo, I didn't take the bait (I think)!  I think I deserve some chocolate.


Lastly, some outtakes from my picture challenge of hair and movement.  I EARNED this whiplash.

Comments

April_Mommy said…
I so want to say something to someone about that cover, but I find that parenting and especially breast feeding are the only topics that you just don't talk about! But when I saw the cover, I about threw up. Gah!

See, I took the bait. you are a better woman than I apparently!
The Atomic Mom said…
The thing is normally I'd totally be pissed about that TIME Mag cover, but not today, Nope not right now. I just thought, "If you are that crazy to want to breast feed that long -- go for it! You're crazy, but go for it!" I do feel sorry for that kid though....crazy parenting choices will have an effect on the kid, eventually. But nurse on lady, nurse on.
jennaroo said…
I have avoided reading the article. I just know that somehow it's going to make me...well, let's just say witchy. I've been on both sides of the breastfeeding thing and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And there's NOTHING wrong with whatever you choose!
Jane said…
See my current post about that discussion...but to summarize, why does everything have to be a 'Movement?' Can't we just parent and leave the associations behind?
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Padme said…
I'm so proud.

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