Friday, June 22, 2007

He Is Mine

Don't tell me my child likes that T.V. show, because I already know that.
Don't tell me my child does not like beef or pork because he does.
Don't tell me he will only eat chicken because that is not true, he outgrew that stage 3 1/2 years ago.
Don't tell me he prefers bananas over apples, I knew that from the start.
Don't tell me my child is sick and has fever because he is not, he just has asthma and is already taking his medication.
Don't tell me my child is scared because he is not.
Don't tell me my child has issues because I already know that and I am trying to deal with it and with him as well.
Don't tell me my child is afraid of the dark because I know that already.
Don't tell me my child is smart because I noticed that already when he was around 5 months old.
Don't tell me how to raise my child because he is not yours, but mine.

4 comments:

Jennboree said...

*hugs* I hear you!

I don't know if this kind of advice/concern is worse from strangers or family!

Doesn't take a village to raise my kids, just me and their Dad. Yet everyone feels it necessary to comment, from day 1 it seems!

PinksandBluesGirls said...

Ugh. So true. YOU know your child better than anyone. Why do people feel the need to voice their unsolicited thoughts!?

Jane, P&B Girls

Anonymous said...

You are lucky that someone notices your child. I hate it that my child is treatedun worthy of attention because of my husband's reputation. I hate it that i worry that if i die my child will be brought gladly to the nearest shelter or child services. I hateit that my child feels she is unwanted and unloved. and yes i hate it that you have such stupid problems.

Shoshana said...

Ditto...I gotta say Louann, everything fits with your word choice.

I agree with you especially the last line.