Mom Politics

Moms are supposed to be our buddies, but they can also vibe us and bug us. When I was pregnant with Vivien I asked Mark, “What’s the worst part about being a parent?” since he already had three kids. I was sure he would say, lack of sleep, no privacy, things like that. He surprised me when he said, “Other parents.”

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  1. Heh, up for some good ol’ 2am breastfeeding here and thought I’d check out your site.

    Well, a woman in a playgroup gave me good advice- empower your kid!
    So, a year ago Jake (my 4 year old creampuff) got knocked down HARD by some brutal 2 year old girl. Yes, I used ‘brutal’ to describe a female toddler! Well, he smacked his head on pavement pretty hard after she pushed him off a toy at a playground. The mom of this playground perp looked at me like”bring it on”. It was not brought, or brung or nuthin’! What to do? Sit and take it? Scold a stranger’s kid? So my sage playgroup guru Christy said “go tell Jake to tell that little girl ‘No pushing, pushing is not nice’” Well I did. And he did! And he felt much better for confronting her. Now he has a baby brother and is becoming a snitch, but that’s another story!

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