Thursday, April 7, 2011

Unsolicited Opinions

It started during pregnancy. I received unsolicited opinions on just about everything. It was incredibly frustrating to me and it continues to this day. I have gotten a comment on just about every decision, from diapers to epidurals to detergent to sleeping arrangements.

I don't like being challenged. I don't like being judged. If I make a decision, it's my decision. I love my son more than anything on this earth, so there clearly is a good reason for any decision I make regarding him.

I suppose it comes with the territory. I'm getting better at brushing it off but it still is insulting, as if I'm not intelligent enough to weigh my options before making a decision as an adult.

That is all.


  1. Amen, sister.
    My favorites are when they are given by someone who knows nothing about the topic. Like we haven't been reading boks and googling the crap out of everything!

  2. That's the worst! That is what makes me the angriest. A friend had a complete stranger try to talk to them about circumcision in public. At a baby shower I went to a while back I was given stink-eye for not using cloth diapers. Annoying!