Welcome boob nazis,
Apparently there is a "protected entry" on your livejournal that leads you here to this post. Since I don't recognize most of you as regular visitors, I want to give you an introduction. I was a breastfeeding mama for the first 4 months of my son's life, and chose to switch to formula. You can see just one of my pro-breastfeeding thoughts here, a little essay to give pumping its due. I miss BFing a lot sometimes. Sometimes I wish that I could have done more, but that's another issue entirely.
The fact is, my normal readers know me, and recognize the following as an exaggeration and the photo as unusual.
I asked for my sharing of judgment, and you are sending it my way. That's fair. But the idea that you are sharing my blog among yourselves as an example of a horrible, neglectful mom makes me really sad.
You are certinaly welcome to your opinions, but please leave a real email address even if you decide to be unfriendly. I may want to answer you, and that's only fair. Your livejournal post about me is hidden, so I have no idea what you're saying about me there, but here I can at least ask that you name yourself.
makes me sleep alone in a spit-up encrusted crib
lets me cry myself to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night
doesn't wear me in a sling very much
doesn't even breastfeed me anymore!
when she did breastfeed me, she ate wheat and dairy!
props my bottle; i am so going to get wretched gums
doesn't bathe me or the dog half as much as she should
doesn't even bathe herself
posts comments that upset people
has a dog who walks off-leash
lets me eat all kinds of food
lets me suck dirty toys
is tired, which = she doesn't know what she's doing (see comment #3)
doesn't believe in Jesus Christ
allowed me to be circumsized
allows me to watch America's Next Top Model, on days I stay up that late
gives me Tylenol and Orajel
would sometimes rather knit me a sweater than actually hang out with me
is going to lie to me about Santa
Seems like in parenting blog land today, judgment is the new yoga. I'm not actually ashamed of ANY of these behaviors. I'm just offering myself up for my serving right now, to sort of get it out of the way. Have a nice day.