Thursday, August 3, 2006

judgement day

one of the hardest things about being a mother (after you get over the loneliness and despression that results from being in the house ALL the time) is the feeling that people are always judging you. i feel like people judge me because i let my daughter cry for ten minutes before picking her up or because i quit breastfeeding at 3 months or because i don't take her out of the car seat when she's crying or because i am the bedtime nazi or ... the list goes on.

it is still really hard to go to a restaurant without feeling judged. if she fusses even the slightest bit i feel like people are staring and i guess that's because people without children really have no clue. i admit that i didn't before i had her. like most of us i used to think, "when i have a kid she's not gonna _________ (fill in the blank with whatever you choose)."

but little J is almost 4 1/2 months old. do you ever get over that feeling of being judged for your parenting decisions?

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