Recently I have been told by someone that we need to share our baby more…
My first thought is, she is not an object she is my baby. My first baby. My only baby. My one-year-old baby girl. Who tells someone they hog their own baby? I was boarding the angry train.
I’m not going to lie it stung when I heard this. I kept thinking that possibly this person was right. I spoke to my own mother about the matter trying to figure out what exactly I should say, think or do about this.
We constantly take the baby to visit family or have them over to visit. Their have been numerous date nights where we have asked to have them spend alone time. Weekly visits are not enough? There is no way I keep her from anyone.
Everyone has lives and schedules that don’t always allow the free time to agree. We don’t tell others that they should live their lives a certain way. Why would someone say this to me?
Although some people may see it as necessary for parents to leave their children and go out alone frequently I do not. We do not. We parent the best way we know how and enjoy every last minute of the time we spend with our baby girl. We enjoy taking her places with us even if it means people stare while she screams. Even if she falls asleep and doesn’t even make the destination, it’s time with her that we enjoy.
We became parents to spend time with our child and to be a family. We don’t keep her from anyone and we certainly make sure she is loved and visited by everyone in our family. We teach her the values of family the best way we know how.
I think that what I took from this occurrence mostly is that I am still a new parent as are many of you. It doesn’t even matter how long you’ve been a parent it just matters that you remember that you know what is best for yourself and your little.
Don’t let anyone make you second guess that how you raise your child is incorrect. You are doing a wonderful job! Never let anyone take that from you. You are the parent!