Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bad mom?

I'm sitting here, watching "Tia and Tamara", and they are talking about guardians for their sons and parenting styles. I've been thinking about parenting styles for a few days now. Some people have made me feel like a bad mom for some of the choices that I've made.

Truth: Gabe eats mcdonalds, pizza, hot dogs and Mac and cheese. He doesn't eat a single vegetable. (maybe the occasional potato). Our lifestyle, the hours we work, doesn't always let us make a yummy, homemade meal. He also spits food out anywhere. If I put something he doesn't want to eat in his mouth, he's spitting it out.

Truth: I haven't taken him to the dentist. It's not a big deal. He's not even three.

Truth: Gabe isn't potty trained. I want it just as much as the next mom, he's not ready and I don't want to push him.

Truth: We still cosleep. I'm not always happy about it, but it is what it is. I'm not going to run down the hall every ten minutes if he is having night terrors. I need my sleep too. There will also come a point where he doesn't want to do it anymore. He won't be little forever.

Truth: I'm not super concerned with preschool. I don't know if there are requirements for our district school. He won't be going for a year so...

Truth: I laid off the milk for gabe for awhile. It seemed like every time he had milk he told me his belly hurt. I know that kids need milk, but I was giving his tummy a break.

I think that it's horrible that other moms judge

each other. I'm not telling you how to raise your kid, so please don't judge me. If I have judged you, I'm very sorry, it wasn't intentional.

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