Unsolicited advice

If you’re one of those moms who gives unsolicited advice, know that all the other moms hate you.

This is something I said in jest on Twitter. While meant to be humorous, it’s pretty close to the truth. What is it about having a child, in tow makes you think I want to hear your opinion on my child rearing abilities? I must have “Please give me advice” tattooed on my forehead. Former “friendly advice” included everything from shaming me for not making all my son’s baby food ( I make 75% of it homemade) to advising me the dangers of letting him play with a pair of swimming goggles.  The worst offender has to be a random woman insisting I cover my baby with a blanket. This was over the summer in my local Target. (Oh and did I mention I live in Florida, where summers are unbearably hot) I politely disagreed and kept moving. However, she was so sure that my baby was cold, she found me in the store and brought me a blanket that she purchased. I was so flabbergasted, all I could say was thank you and accept the gesture. I mean…WHO DOES THAT?

So fellow women, this is my plea. Please, if the child is not in real harm just let their mothers be. Before voicing your opinion on some minor concern please consider, we are all just doing the best we can.

My son sitting on the very blanket Target lady purchased.


8 thoughts on “Unsolicited advice

  1. Thanks funny! Since Todd and I will probably never have children, I can’t understand what you are going through but I imagine it’s crazy. You can always tell them off in Southern like the old women used to do where I grew up. Just say. “Well bless your little heart. Thank you.” Depending on what part of Florida they are from, they’ll either get it or think you are a very nice person. 🙂

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