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Why are people proud of not doing their best at parenting?

I mean I understand some moms work and its hard but I came across a siggy thats like I am a mom who feeds my kids french fries,proud formula feeder,smoking while pregnant,forward facing my infant mom of 2 I dont understand this? Im not bashing but those hardly feel like things ot brag about

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on May. 17, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (22)
  • I've never met anyone who has bragged about those things. No mom is perfect.

    Answer by ajguinn at 10:04 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • what's wrong with formula feeding?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • there is nothing wrong with formula feeding BFing is not for everyone im just saying accompanied with everything else

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • thought you were being a bitch like everyone else

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • I've seen them say those type of things before.....I have also had them argue with me about smoking while pregnant and around kids.....

    How can you think those things are ok?

    People are strange.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • Sad excuse for a parent.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • Well, the formula feeding isnt that bad.
    But it does annoy me when people are all like " I turned my baby forward facing because I know whats best and Im proud"
    WTF?? You know whats best? And your proud that you just lowered your childs chances of survival?

    Answer by Auntiemom410 at 10:26 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • I dunno. They don't know any better. Were probably raised that way (poverty in so many ways, esp. education).

    I saw a pregnant mom about a month ago. I talked to her about whether the baby would be a boy or girl, names, baby showers, then... asked if she thought she's quit smoking? she said yes. At least I planted a small seed.

    Answer by TXdanielly at 10:35 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • I'm a bad mom I guess. I let kaden eat french fries and he was forward facing at 9 months cuz he was so tall his knees were bent and his feet were on the back of the seat. Also he was 20 lbs. Oh yeah. I smoke. UHOH. I'm going to hell. Maybe the chick wasn't bragging but simply saying "I'M NOT PERFECT SO EFFING WHAT???"

    Answer by xXxLillithxXx at 11:03 AM on May. 17, 2009

  • I think it's a sarcastic siggy because the mom is so sick of all the siggy's that are so self-righteous and smug. You know the moms, who brag about BF'ing until their kids tell them they don't want too, anti-spaking, anti immunizations, SAHM, etc. I didn't know this was a place to toot your own horn.

    Answer by lovetwins89 at 11:13 AM on May. 17, 2009

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