I have to admit since we started EC, DH and I have been singing it's praises from the roof tops. Ok, night time ECing is not my idea of fun, but the fact that we don't have to change poopie diapers anymore and go somedays without changing ANY diapers at all is pure heaven! Seriously, why doesn't everybody do this?
So, when one of the ladies from my pretty crunchy playgroup was talking about how she was struggling with her son during diaper changes I mentioned our success at ECing. She was actually really interested until another lady went on a rant about pushing kids when they are too young for it. I have to admit, I was really hurt. I'm a strong believer in letting the child lead when it comes to hitting milestones so I wouldn't purposefully put off something until a prescribed age (like toilet training) if they were interested in it earlier. It really bothered me that she considered what I was doing pushing because I'm definitely NOT pushing! If anything, DD is way more on board about this whole EC thing than me, and she's the one who wants to do night time EC and is signaling to me when she wants to go potty. I just don't get why pooping/peeing in a diaper is a rite of passage for a kid and I should let DD enjoy that? (don't misunderstand, I think it's OK for people to use diapers, but I just can't believe it's enjoyable for the kid, KWIM?)
Then, a couple of days later we find out that the MIL and FIL have been bragging about DD's success at potty training to the extended family and we find out nobody believes us! It's NOT like I need their approval or anything but I am pretty offended that they would think we're lying about something like this. I just wish they would be happy for us and let us be or even just ignore MIL/FIL's new grandparent bragging. DD is their only grandkid, let them have some fun, right? Why does everyone have to be such a downer about these things?
Edited by physmom - 6/4/11 at 6:39am