Monday, November 15, 2010

Dear Anti-Baby People

I understand I bore you with my non-stop baby talking. I understand my baby's poop or puke don't sound interesting, and truthfully, it doesn't sound interesting to me either. But I'm living it, and I have to talk about what I live.

I'd LOVE to have a super interesting, traveled and glamorous life that could wow everybody with my interesting subjects. Or, thinking again, maybe not. I DO enjoy my life. Imagine that. I stay at home ALL day taking care of a baby, and sometimes don't get out for a couple of days, but I can say I'm happy. I still have dreams of doing other stuff, but I am happy where I'm at.

Now, I'm glad you're happy where you're at (or I hope you are). You've chosen not to have kids right now, or you don't for whatever reason, but you're investing in yourself, and that's really what you should be doing. You have a freedom that I've forgotten how it felt like, and sometimes I even kinda live vicariously through you. So because of this I ask you:

Can you be happy that I'm happy?? While you're understandably bored by my baby talking, can you just be okay with the fact that I enjoy it? I'm okay with you venting about your latest adventure, when I can barely get out of the house, so can you just be happy for me, without asking me to tone it down?


Anonymous said...

I'm happy for you. I think stay-at-home moms have the best job in the world! You have handled this position with grace from day one.

sicie said...

What prompted this post?

Anne Prado said...

@ IQ Baby - aww you're awesome. I could NEVER have done without wonderful friends like you!!

@ sicie - an article in The Nest magazine that said something like, "Dear new moms, please observe these guidelines when using facebook. Thank you, the world" (urgh!!). I understand no one wants to see puke pictures, but if I'm a full time mom, what else am I gonna talk about my day?? Besides, we post for family and friends that actually DO care that our baby smiled and cooed this morning - and we don't really care about the people who don't care! Sorry, just had to get it off my system :).

Betsy St. Amant said...

I so agree. :)

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