IF you are going to unfollow me (hey do what ya gotta do), and you feel the need to throw me a "peace out post/speech" at least do me a solid and make it a good one. I mean, I've painstakingly studied exit speech after exit speech in mom groups and provided you a "how to!" But, how do I say this gently? Puddin' pop, I don't care if you unfollow.
We spend a lot of our day hearing about all the things we're doing wrong or could be doing better as a parent.
I call bullshit.
Here's all of the things you've probably done right:
1. You fed your baby. PERIOD. I don't care how you fed your baby. You breastfed? AWESOME! You formula fed? AWESOME! You already rock!
2. You clothed your baby.
When I was younger, I was enrolled in a CCD class through “our” church at the time. I was excited because other kids in my class also went to CCD and I was happy to be one of the “cool” kids. It was like happy hour for 10 year olds. For one of the art projects we had to choose an object and paint a word on it that reflected our faith. I painted in bright blue letters, “GOD” on a smooth, oval rock.
How remarkably telling that looking back, I couldn’t come up with a word that described my faith (tolerance, love, forgiveness, humility, acceptance); I just went with “God”… because that’s who we all answered to.
Mall walking thoughts.
Where's my phone? Purse? No. Driver's seat? No. Stroller? No. Pocket? No. Driver's seat? No. Check the purse again? No. Let's try the purse one more time. No. Trunk, definitely the trunk. Nope. Under the baby? Nope.
Ah. On top of the car. Right where it belongs.
I remember walking into her room and sitting down on the carpet and crying.
Her room is beautiful by the way. Soft yellows, pinks, blues, oranges. My mom had painted murals on each wall to compliment our Calvin and Hobbes themed room for Anonymous Baby. We substituted a girl for Calvin because we wanted AB to see herself on a journey with a Hobbes of her own. I am so pleased with how everything turned out. We hung elephants and birds and giraffes on the walls. A little safari adventure of her own.