Sometimes I’m a hippy. Other times, not so much. But we thought we were hippies with the whole attachment parenting thing. While we still love the core of attachment parenting, we have found in practice it is a bit idealistic and requires some mothering qualities which I do not posses in abundance (utter devotion, patience and selflessness to name a few).
#1: The Sleep Issue
Being the crunchy mamas we are, of course we are co-sleepers. Another term for co-sleeping is “your baby sleeps with you, but you awaken every 1-3 hours for 18 months and are going to loose your friggin mind and can barely have a coherent conversation.”
So we are going to attempt the CRY IT OUT. Yes, my friends, leaving your baby in his room to cry until he falls asleep. We have tried all sorts of half assed hippy methods to no avail, and LM is a crappy sleeper, so we are resorting to letting him bawl in the dark, by himself, in the name of the greater good (for him and for us). It is time to have a bed again, to have sex again, to have a nighttime conversation with my wife without whispering over our baby.
#2: The Sugar Issue
I used to be appalled, and I mean appalled, by women who cave their baby a cookie. Or ice cream, or soda???? I mean you may as well hand them a crack pipe right? Wrong. I mean the sugar is bad for them, they don’t need it, they shouldn’t have it. Blah, blah, blah.
The problem is that WE eat sugar. And it is so cute to see LM eating some ice cream. So we give the poor lad a bite of our cookie, some macaroni and cheese, french fries, some licks of our lolipop, a cheese puff or 2, and big gulps of our organic friggin ginger ale. OK?