Leslie sent me something the other day to submit for a supermom casting. AH, maybe I have some qualifications, but I need 1 other thing; PHOTOS! Many of you would think that I have plenty of those. UGH, not. I am never in front of a camera. So I guess I won't be able to submit. Ha, maybe they will cast for a Crazy mom!
Speaking of that... I have seen a ton of conversation on infant feeding, sleep training, and just just plain how to be a mom. I never would have thought that I would be more experienced than probably 90% of the moms out there. Who in this day and age has 5 kids.
I will tell you. YOU CAN READ all the books, read blogs, ask other people. BUT THERE is ONE thing you need to know. EVERY child is different and what works for ONE will not always for the other. Maybe I will write a book called, "it depends" Parenting, or Maybe it is going to be called "instinctive" parenting. I'll let you know when I get to writing that one...hmmm maybe in my 60's!!
All that said, whether you co-sleep, breastfeed, bottlefeed, let them cry it out, baby wear, live by a schedule, go with the flow and forget schedules, or Subscribe to a certain baby "theory"; Its whatever WORKS for you and your family. So don't judge, don't criticize, and for heaven sakes...if your option is not someone elses...keep your mouth SHUT! (ok I mean that light heartedly!)
Moms with 1 or 2 kids. YES it is hard at first. 1 is hard. 2 even harder. Ask any mom of the 3rd and they will say omg I finally got this. And ask any of us who. well thought we might just have 1 more and ended up with 2...well by then you cherish every moment you have with your little one, sleep derived or not because it is the LAST time you will ever experience it.
But then again...you might not be a newborn stage lover, so don't fret, I am not a fan of 2-4. Well except for my 3rd (haha). I hate tantrums. Yesterday we had to leave the zoo early bc my 2.5 year old was on his last leg. UGH, Potty training. MESSY eating, and the list goes on.
I ALWAYS remind myself, how bad it seems now...in 18 years I will miss ALL this CHAOS!
Good night and sorry no spell check tonight so sorry for grammatical and spelling errors!