by Bunmion December 22,2011 in Baby_WearingBreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Every parent knows that always-someone out there: friend, relative, even the passing stranger, who feels as if they need to critique the choices you’ve made for your family. Instead of getting angry or defensive, I’ve created a few snappy responses! Use at your own risk Breastfeeding: “When do you plan on stopping nursing?” Response: “Not sure, but thank you for taking such an interest in my bodily fluids.” “STILL breastfeeding?” Response: “I’m not nursing. My baby tumbled and I broke his fall with my nipple.” “We want to feed the baby, too.” Response: “I’ll handle what goes in, you can take care of what comes out.” (From @HeatherArtLife) Co-sleeping: “Co-sleeping is weird. Don’t you have a crib?” Response: “Yes, and we prefer to use it to store laundry.” “Co-sleeping is unhealthy. Everyone needs their own bed.” Response: “Said the bed factory.” Homebirth: “Homebirth? Ew! What will you do with the mess?” Response: “Make candles for Christmas gifts. What’s your address again?” “Homebirth? So dangerous!” Response: “Don’t worry, after baby is born we plan to raise her inside of an actual hospital. Just to be safe.” “Homebirth? Are you crazy?” Response: “Have you seen gas prices? This will save TWO trips.” Babywearing: “Your baby will never learn to walk.” Response: “We’ll cross that bridge when the time comes. Well… I’ll cross… he’ll be in a carrier.” “Can’t you just use a stroller?” Response: “When the zombies come, being hands-free is going to be essential for survival.” “She’ll never WALK!” Response: “How else will I make sure she never leaves me? (must be said with a straight face). Do you have any funny comebacks to share? Post them in the comments!
4 comments
mandylynn428
mandylynn428

@boba -- your blog and facebook posts are always right on. I love your "power to the parent" philosophy!

SherryPoirier
SherryPoirier

Thanks for the late night chuckle. One of the many reasons I love Boba :)

Mama2ThreeGirls
Mama2ThreeGirls

We have 3 young girls close in age (9 months, 2 and 3) and people are constantly saying, "Oh my gosh, there are three of them!" Especially random people in the grocery store. My husband always says I should answer by looking panicked, grabbing them and running toward the door yelling, "Oh no, I must have left one in the car!"