I think I’m lucky because I have a very expressive face, so people can tell when I do not agree with what they are telling me. So they know I’m not going to do that, but maybe they just feel better sharing with me?
I certainly asked my friends a million questions, starting as soon as I found out I was pregnant. Can I eat this? How did you get comfortable sleeping? What maternity clothes should I buy? Do I need a pack and play? How was your delivery? Did you breast feed? Why not? What diapers? Explain cloth. And I got a ton of answers. So I would take their answers, try them out, and see what I liked best. And luckily, none of my friends were psycho about me not doing what they said. I felt like some of there were maybe in disagreement on what I settled on, but they knew not to harass me about it.
So why do other women do that? What is it about these women that make them think that their point of view is the only right way? Certainly, this can be said about lots of aspects of life (well hello, upcoming election!) but I just do not understand why the mommy wars are filled with so much anger. It’s just kind of odd, I think. My breastfed, Huggies diapered, crib sleeping baby is doing great at three months old. She’s a happy, chunky little thing who grins at anyone who smiles at her. She’s curious about everything, hates tummy time, and loves sitting up like a big girl. So you know what? Thanks for the advice, but we’re good.