A friend and I went to the community health clinic for our bubs 6mth needles. Our bubs were born 4 days apart so we end up doing lots of that stuff together.
After both bubs have been jabbed and we are trying to settle them the nurse asks us how old we are and we said we are 21 and 22. WELL she starts rabbiting on about how great it is we have each other because young mums have such a hard time and we need all the help we can get. Then proceeded to tell us how wonderful a job we were doing considering all the challenges we face!
For god sake! ALL mums come up against alot of challenges. ALL mums need alot of support and need help at some stage. I wonder what she would have said if we told her we were both married? She seemed to assume we were single.
And what is it with people thinking young mums would be any different if they had become mothers later in life? I for one would parent my child the same way I do now if I had her at 35 or older.
ALL mums no matter what age seem to get judged and critisised so much these days. If they aren't too young they are too old, If they aren't too strict they are too light, if they aren't something they are something else.
And what makes it worse is we do it too each other as well! Oh, CC mums are being cruel; oh mums who cuddle their bub too sleep are weak. Oh, your bub isn't crawling you must be doing something wrong. I BF so you should try your hardest to.
LAY OFF PEOPLE!!!!!
Sorry for the rant guys but it's getting a bit nuts!
All mums are beautiful and try their hardest. With a few exceptions you mostly hear about in the news - lol.
OOOHHH... INTERNET FIGHT. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO? CAPS LOCK ME TOO DEATH?
(Noddy's not fat ffs!)