Now this is funny:
"I don't know how you can put that baby in day care. Why did you even have a child if you weren't going to raise her yourself?"
"We needed someone who could fetch the TV remote when we were too drunk to get off the couch and find it."
From over at Chez Miscarriage, things she has learned from reading Mother Drive-bys, appalling things people feel free to say to parents these days.
I know when the kid was tiny I couldn’t take her out in public without shoes out (which I did all the time, because, you know? It was summer?) without every woman in miles descending on me to howl, “Get some shoes on that baby!”
And everyone else was always telling us when we should wean her and what we should feed her and how if we didn’t smack her she’d grow up evi-i-il…
And of course, putting them in daycare/pre-school (or, in the case of our fellow English professor, the one whose kid didn’t go to daycare/preschool, not sending him to preschool/daycare) will warp the kids for life…
Not to mention all the other ways parents can destroy their children, which everyone is more than delighted to tell us about, because, you know, parenting doesn’t come with enough guilt these days.
Chez M tells them all what’s what.
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