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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mommy Does Know Best

My family always has something to say about what I allow my son to do and not to do. Always a criticism that I won't let him do anything. I'm always hovering, I'm too strict, on and on. I wonder what they think the role of a mom is after all?

Today I noticed my son playing with his bottle of Aveeno Baby Wash and Shampoo. Normally I take it right away cause I don't want him associating certain things as play items. But today I was a bit tired and since it's a click to open cap I decided to let him play with it. Big mistake!

A few moments later he's oddly quiet so I look over to where he is...and see him licking his hand. I'm like what is he licking? I gave him nothing. Then I notice the top is off and the bottle is laying on its side seeping the gel out onto the table. Ugh!

As I walk over to him to make sure he hasn't drank any of the gel I'm so mad at myself! Why don't I just listen to myself. I know what's best for my son so I should just stand my damn ground. I'm so sick and tired of hearing unasked for comments from people who always think they know better then the mother of the child. I always ask...are you going to go to the hospital with him when something go wrong? No? Then leave me alone. Of course my family just continues annoying me until I lose it and yell at them. LOL. Then they grumble under their breaths but you know what...I stop caring months ago.

As I wash my son's mouth out with water cause he did lick some of th gel...not alot thank goodness since he didn't like the taste...I realize I'd much rather continue fighting with them then sitting in the emergency room.


Yakini says:
at: August 23, 2009 at 6:11 PM said...

lol @ "it's oddly quiet" Isn't that the universal sign of mischief and/or possible impending danger when babes/toddlers are concerned? :-)

Yeah, it really is best to just go with our mommy gut instinct because, just as you said, WE are the ones who are left to "clean up the mess" (no pun intended) when things go awry!

Together We Save says:
at: August 24, 2009 at 11:11 AM said...

So gald he is ok. Why is it shampoo bottles and things like this interst kids so. Mine where always after the lotion bottle? Maybe because tey saw me use it.

Mrs. Mom says:
at: August 24, 2009 at 3:25 PM said...

I totally know where you're coming from about family always wanting to bud in. I deal with this constantly. It's always a battle because they don't want to hear the baby crying. My take on this is I rather he cry than me cry. I'm happy he's okay. And always follow your gut instinct...afterall you're the mommy.

JamericanSpice says:
at: August 26, 2009 at 2:53 PM said...

I am the same way and I hate when people say and make me feel like I'm too mothering. WTH! You not the one will mourn a loss child or have to watch them lay up in a hospital bed.

I stopped caring and I'm watching my kids like a hawk. children are children.

Dancinghotdogs says:
at: August 29, 2009 at 9:27 PM said...

Being a new mom everything is overwhelming. Thomas has yet to eat gel. Stay tuned I am sure very soon he will be getting into some kind of product eating trouble.