"Nobody wanted to come with me, so I came alone."
Story of my life
How to parent. [via]
That last one though.
I had a long conversation with an old friend today about how, somehow, Louis CK has become the most rational public voice in parenting.
I know most of you exist outside of the parenthood world and, y’know, I also do, seeing as how I am not a parent. But the amount of mothers I see judging each other for their strategies beyond “Do you love and care for your child” is really disheartening.
It’s like there’s an industry that exists to attempt to scare parents into buying books, and the strategy is “LOVING AND CARING FOR YOUR CHILD IS NOT ENOUGH! BUY THIS BOOK TO FIND OUT HOW YOU ARE DESTROYING YOUR CHILD’S LIFE! OR ELSE!”
I’ve pretty much stopped being friends with a lot of people for being mom bullies. These also happen to be people that I agree with on parenting and breastfeeding and cloth diapers and all that business, but when they go into the whole ‘if you don’t xyz then you are a shit parent’ routine I see fucking red.
Jimmy! Looks like my baby
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