Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Why I dislike (some, not all) other parents
Why I dislike (some, not all) other parents:
Unsolicited advice - Yes, this is my first child. Yes, I have no frigging clue what I am doing. I just wing it and hope for the best! The fact that he is alive and happy today means I am doing something right. Unless, I specifically ask for your advice, keep it to yourself thank you very much
That judgemental stare - Perhaps it is me but I know most parents judge. Hell I have done it before I had a kid and thought I knew everything! Karma came around and bit me in the butt hard because boy, did I ever learn my lesson! I stopped doing that!Usually the judgemental parents go hand in hand with....
The my kid is better than your kid pissing contest. Ugh! Eye roll!
Yes, as seen on this blog, my little one plays a huge part in my life BUT I do have other interests outside of being a parent. It seems like the moment you have a kid, you are automatically a member of some elite "mommy club" and if you don't follow all the trends the other mothers are doing, you are looked down upon and scorned. I'm sorry, yes I love my son but I was Sylvie first. I can be a mother AND a wife AND myself ya know. I never was into cliques or fitting in or doing what everyone else is doing. I do what I think is best and I make informed decisions which I may not want to discuss or explain myself to everyone. In my opinion, it is perfectly OK to have a life and have some "me time" as long as it is done within reason. It is OK to go out once in awhile and when I do go out, I refrain from talking about my kid, especially to people who have zero interest in them and/or don't have any.
This is my all time favourite: Breast vs bottle debate. While I admit, I have encountered a lot of fanaticism on the whole pro breastfeeding side, I also encountered a lot of bitterness over bottle feeding. Perhaps it is because my son is going on four and I no longer need to worry about such issues but this topic is old. This sometimes goes hand in hand with my kid is better than your kid type of parent.
Being openly involved in a subculture and often wearing something that is outside the mainstream, I get stares and rude remarks. One woman wouldn't let her daughter play with my son and actually did the sign of the crucifix. Yes, because my blonde haired kid wearing brightly colored clothes he chose to wear that morning is the spawn of Satan. Don't let those blue eyes and that cherub like appearance deceive you, he will devour your precious little angel's soul and spit out her bones!
I posted something similar here or my favorite one here
Insert tongue in cheek.