I Don't Care
By Snarky_Momma on June 12, 2014
My general life philosophy is that I don't particularly give a shit about what you do unless it affects me. That being said...
I don't care if you breastfeed your baby.
I don't care if you use formula your baby.
I don't care if you pump, or combo feed.
I don't care if you use cloth diapers.
I don't care if you use disposables.
I don't care if you baby wear.
I don't care if you use a stroller.
I don't care if you co-sleep.
I don't care if your baby is in the crib as soon as he/she comes home.
I don't care if you birthed in a hospital.
I don't care if you birthed at home.
I don't care if you had an epidural.
I don't care if you had a c-section.
I don't care if you had your baby naturally.
I don't care if you helicopter your kid.
I don't care if you free-range it.
I don't care if you feed your kid McDonalds.
I don't care if you feed your kid nothing but organics.
I don't care if you plop your kid in front of the tv all day.
I don't care if you don't let your child watch tv.
I don't care when you started solids.
I don't care if you believe in sleep training.
I don't care if you let your baby set his/her own schedule.
I don't care if you let your kid cry it out.
I don't care if you make your own baby food.
I don't care if you stay home.
I don't care if your kid is in daycare.
What I do care about is that your kid is happy, healthy, and loved. And that you're not generally an asshat who tries to enforce your parenting style on me.
My family is different than your family. What works for my family might be the worst idea ever for yours. What you think is the best way to do things might be horrible for us. We're all different. We all do things differently. My way is the best FOR ME, I don't care if you disagree with it because guess what? You're not me and your kids aren't mine. I generally work off the assumption that people are doing what they think is best for them and their kids. I know I am.
You do what you gotta do, and I'm gonna do what I gotta do and how about this - instead of getting into stupid arguments on the internet of all places about our parenting choices, how about we let each other do our own things?
I'm not defending my choices to you because they're that - MY CHOICES. And I'm not going to ask you to defend yours to me - because I don't care.
You are more than your parenting choices.
Are you fun? Are you funny? Are you a loving parent? Are you going to be there for me shit hits the fan? Are you going to understand that what I'm doing is what's best for us? Do you enjoy sarcastic sweary people with a biting sense of humor? Yes? Cool. Let's be friends. I don't care what your parenting style is.
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