Dear Know-It-All People Without Kids, Shut the %$#@ Up!

Mean girl, coming through.

Nothing like angst to inspire bitchy writing.

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  1. I’ll be honest, this article struck me as totally obnoxious. I plan on having kids someday, and my best friend just got pregnant, so I’ve been doing some online research to be a good auntie. Unfortunately, in my search for information on babies and parenting I’ve been finding a lot of obnoxious moms. So many that I’m starting to worry I’ll lose my friend because she’ll turn into this entitled, arrogant woman who thinks the world owes her something because she CHOSE to have a baby. Guess what, you decided to get pregnant and with that comes lots of responsibility. One of those responsibilities is making sure your child behaves in public. Sure, sometimes you can’t control your kid, but that doesn’t mean other people have to appreciate, or even tolerate, your child behaving obnoxiously. You should be apologetic if your kid bothers other people, and you shouldn’t be surprised if they try to tell you how to control your child. They probably feel like you could use the advice since your child is doing something disruptive. And you don’t have a monopoly on being tired just because you’re a mom. A lot of us can’t sleep or have to stay up working. Your being tired isn’t any more or less legitimate than my being tired. Just because I don’t have kids doesn’t mean I’m some irresponsible college student on summer break. I work. I pull all-nighters to get my work done. I have a family, including a sick parent who requires my care. Moms are not the only people with responsibility. As someone who has worked as a court-appointed special advocate for abused children, I can tell you that people who have experience parenting are not necessarily good parents. Just because they gave birth, nursed, etc. does not mean that they are doing an A+ job on parenting all the time. Just because you are a parent, doesn’t mean you do everything right and should be immune to criticism. Frankly, this article sounds like a lot of whining done by someone who seems to have forgotten that she is the one who decided to have a kid and the world doesn’t owe her anything for it.

  2. “It’s rude to offer parenting advice unless specifically asked ” HAHA I love your bluntness and honesty!

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