Keep Up the Good Work

We were watching Frozen Planet recently and there was a mother polar bear nursing her babies:

Boo: What are they doing?
Me: They are drinking milk out of their mommy’s boobies.
Boo: WHAAAT!?
Me: That’s what most babies do……um, except for you.
Boo: Will milk come out of my boobies?
Me: Yep, some day.
Boo: When I have big boobies right?
Me: Let’s see how many more times we can say “boobies” in this conversation.

Yep, that’s me…..I didn’t breastfeed. Judge me all you want.  That was my decision…..and Boo’s always been a healthy, energetic, smart little kid.

The first thing I thought when I saw the Time Magazine cover was: who cares? I try to stay out of people’s parenting business. As long as your kid isn’t in danger….good work. Honestly, I don’t even know what the Time Magazine article is about……and I decided I wouldn’t read it because I know the cover was a ploy just to try and GET me to read it…..and that annoyed me.  However, sometimes this tactic works…..put a secret paparazzi photo of Brangelina getting married on the cover of Time and I’ll purchase it in a second. If it’s Will and Kate related…..I’ll purchase it in a millisecond.

I have no idea what “attachment parenting” is…..but I’m pretty sure I don’t fall into that category.  Or maybe I do? I’m pretty “attached” to my kid. I wonder if there even is a category for me?  Why do we have to be put in categories anyways? Ugh….it’s like high school all over again.  If I didn’t breastfeed….am I in the “out” group?

 

I’ve told various parts of my birth story before. “Birth story” sounds weird…..let’s call it “what happened when I had Boo.” The second I found out I was pregnant I was overwhelmed with happiness…..the next second I thought: oh sh@#, the baby has to come out somehow now!

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