Just a little vent. I just got off the phone with my MIL and I couldn't be more
At the end of a plesant conversation up to that point DS had been asleep in his sling and started waking up. I mentioned something about it and she starts in. Why do I even talk to this woman? I had said that sometimes he has a really hard time going to sleep and I'll just put him in his sling and take a walk around the block and he's out like a light and since he's in the sling already, I just go about my business while carrying him. Her response "Well, I guess if you have the time for that then go ahead." What, like I'm not going to make time to make my baby comfortable? SHe threw in "You know, some mothers put their babies in cribs to sleep rather than cary them all the time." Co-sleeping is an issue that I don't even mention to her, but I just brushed off that remark with an "uh-huh' but the thing that sent me into lockjaw mode was "Well, maybe by your second child you'll at least consider doing it like everyone else."
EEERG!!!! I don't want children like everyone else, so why would I act like their parents?! I want children that feel well socialized, safe and secure and if that means holding them constantly, WHAT A FREAKING SMALL SACRIFICE!!!!!
Until I had a child, I really liked this woman too. I think part of the reason she makes any kind of deal about it is that if she watches him, she realizes she might have to hold him a lot and not just drop him off in a crib. For pete's sake, he's only 4 months old, just hold him while he'll let you. Before we know it he'll be 4 YEARS going "eewe mommy, don't kiss me so much"