mom's who assume you're freaking out about everything just because you happen to have goals for how you're going to raise your LO. the same women often treat you like you're a freaking moron because you don't have a child yet....or dismiss your feelings or goals. entirely
I belong to a facebook group of mom & pregnant triathletes. a friend of mine is a fellow member. EVERY time i mention an article or a goal of mine, she basically tries to make me feel like I have no idea what i'm talking about because i don't have kids yet. she's like the holier than thou mother from hell.
case in point. i linked the article about the car seats in the shopping cart that scout posted earlier with a note that just said, "PSA: car seats aren't made for this."
she responds with the same old crap she always does whenever i vocalize an opinion of something i will do or not do with my LO...basically that i am just being a crazy, overprotective mother.
"Lisa, don't scare yourself... How else would you shop then? The car seat is heavy and uncomfortable as hell, even with the tiniest baby, it is very hard to carry. Unless you put in on the cart, it is impossible to shop alone. I rarely took Alex to store because he was a screamer. But sometimes I just had to go. Just don't take the cart all the way to your car."
she did the same thing when i mentioned my goal is to have a natural, unmedicated birth. she gave me the equivalent of a "there, there, niave girl. just take the epi."
listen. it get it. it's going to be hard. I'm sure i will have to go off plan for MANY things. that doesn't give you the right, though, to dismiss any goals or feelings i have.
otherwise, this woman is a GREAT friend....but, good lord she's annoying me with this crap.
thanks for the vent. sigh.