Friday, August 27, 2010


Just poured myself a celebratory second cup of coffee and am blogging in a silent house because the boy is napping in his crib. Why is this a big deal, you ask? Doesn't he always nap? Well, here is the deal. Milo naps, yes. Milo needs lots of rocking, shushing, back rubbing, nursing....and most importantly, Milo prefers to nap in our bed, with me beside him. Yes, i know this is my own damn fault. Yes, I know I am a lousy mom and dumb and doing everything wrong. Yes I know all the damage caused by attachment parenting and I know those kids that are sleep trained, weaned, take pacifiers, ride in strollers, sit in disposable diapers, get 13 vaccines at once and NAP by themselves are all going to be doctors and lawyers and Milo will be cleaning toilets begging for his mom to rub his back. Yes, yes, yes. I know!!!, I put him down in his crib.....awake.....turned on his lil music elephant......left the room.....and HOLY shit people!! He is asleep! Don't worry, he is in a crib with bumpers (hazard!) toys (not toys! He could suffocate!) a cute accent pillow ( what?! Gasp!) blankets, razorblades, plastic bags, gasoline, lighters, and no, he is not swaddled in some trendy swaddling bullshit sack. Yes, I am still a failure of a mom, a silly hippy who smells like falafel, breastfeeds in public and refuses to use Johnson& johnson products.

I wish there was someone here to give me a high five.


  1. HA. I sent my mom the link to the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database and asked her to consult it before buying products for Marlo. That went over well. So you might note that there is a bottle of J&J product in the bath picture on my blog - but it was not used and has since been thrown out. :)

    Congrats on the crib nap. Once I actually put our crib together I might try putting her to sleep in it.

  2. Don't worry about the haters. One of the great things about having a baby is it's YOUR baby, so you can do things the way you want to do them. Someone once told me to not hold Zoe all the time because it would "spoil" her. That's so weird to me. But, like religion and politics, parenting methods are personal and best avoided in conversations with those with opposite religious and political beliefs. :)