Category Archives: Seriously?

Today is Friday October 19, 2018
  • Taking things a little too personally

    How a general statement as ‘A mother will always know what to do with her own baby’ can be taken the wrong way, misunderstood to be a personal attack, and perceived as being disrespectful or hurtful is beyond anything I am capable of understanding.

    I say it a hundred times to myself in my head – using different tones, and different voices… and I still cannot understand how I was able to upset someone (or anyone, for that matter) by saying ‘A mother will always know what to do with her own baby’.

    So after trying to understand how it could have been taken personally – and much frustration close to that of me wanting to break many things… I had to let it go.

    This person seriously thinks that everything revolves around her….. That is the only explanation I can think of… apart from the insecurity she must be going through. Poor dear.

    I can imagine that person feeling a million times worse that how I will ever feel, wanting to take everything personally. It must be a pretty shitty feeling. I actually put myself in the shoes of a person that would take everything personally.

    Imagine this – over tea, someone says, my favorite color is yellow… and because you are wearing a blue dress, and you take that statement personally so you end up thinking your friend just said your blue dress is ugly.

    Wouldn’t life totally suck if you just took things so personally all the time?

    For instance, during the time when I was a new mother… and every time my baby cried, I was automatically asked if my baby was hungry. If I were to take that personally, I would totally think these people (who kept asking me if my baby was hungry) were accusing me of starving my baby.

    And that time when I was enjoying a mouthwatering spaghetti carbonara, and this person told me the cheese from the carbonara sauce would turn in to mucus, which would end up in my breast milk, and give my baby mucus. If I were to take that personally I would think that person was trying to tell me I am killing my baby… But I just filed it under ‘SHIT people say to annoy me’.

    Vaccinations are compulsory. Well, somewhat. Could I live with myself if I could have protected my child from something like polio, rotavirus, hepatitis etc. and didn’t? No, I wouldn’t be able to. So when someone questions me about why I vaccinate my child… taking it personally, again – I would wonder to myself, why are you accusing me of harming my own child? Instead, I file it under CRAP people say.

    The list goes on and on from what I feed my child to whether or not my child wears shoes… And if I were to take every single comment personally, I would totally convince myself I am a terrible mother, underserving to be one – call child protection services!!! and just doing everything possible to screw with my baby’s well-being. Hence, I continue to file all these comments under shit and crap people just wanna say to me because they think they know everything about being a parent.

    Taking things too personally indeed!

  • Worst Breastfeeding Advice – EVER

    Someone said to me;
    Are you sure you are going to eat that spaghetti carbonara? Do you know there is a lot of cheese in that? And do you know what cheese is? It is mucus. And since you are breastfeeding your baby – the mucus will be transmitted to your baby via your breast milk.

    SOMEBODY! ANYBODY! JUST! SHOOT! ME! ALREADY!

    Mucus transmission to baby via breast milk possibly containing cheese consumed by mother eating spaghetti carbonara.

    SERIOUSLY?!

  • A little about rashes…

    Babies are bound to get them at some point… On their face, on their bum-bums, on their arms… Whatever… Wherever…

    Little O has developed a bit of a rash on her face recently – just little pimple spots. Doesn’t help that we live in a scorching hot country. Aggravated by the fact that she likes putting her hands in her mouth, slathering her entire face with spit.

    My point is – a little rash is no big deal. It’s no where close to being the end of the world. It is not worrisome if the baby is not uncomfortable. It shouldn’t be a focus point. If it’s not getting any worse, it will go away eventually (at least that is what I have noticed with Little O’s rashes) – perhaps when the weather gets cooler.

    I am ok she has a rash. It is fine (this is my husband’s favourite phrase by the way -he should try to get the copyright to that line. Ask him anything and he’ll say “It is fine”. Sometimes, even when you don’t ask him anything, he will say “It is fine”). I wipe it with some water whenever I can, I apply a cream for heat rash for her.

    Having a little rash is NO.BIG.DEAL.

    My husband is wise… Well, he has a wise friend who told him when he was somewhat fretting about a lump that Little O once had on her back. His friend said, “Why are you worried about an itsy bitty lump on her back – you know what my brother’s daughter has? A hole in the heart”.

    There – I said it… There are so many bigger and badder problems out there. OMG! Truly.

    I thank God everyday for Ollie is safe, healthy and happy.

    It’s ok if she is going scratch herself on the face because she has long fingernails – stuff like that happens cos her mummy can’t keep up with how fast her fingernails are growing!

    It’s ok if she has a little rash.

    It’s ok if she gets bitten by a mosquito.

    There are bigger badder things out there. Seriously. So lets focus away from Little O’s facial rash – we don’t want her being too self-conscious now, do we?

    READ: RASHES ARE RARELY LIFE THREATENING.

  • Maggots and rodent hair in your peanut butter

    Yuck… I was reading this article… and did you know… the FDA approves the following contents in your food:

    Food Can contain up to…
    Canned Pineapples 20 percent positive mold tests
    Canned Tomatoes 5 fly eggs and 1 maggot per 500 grams
    Frozen Broccoli 60 mites per 100 grams
    Ground Cinnamon 400 insect fragments and 11 rodent hairs per 50 grams
    Peanut Butter 30 insect fragments and 1 rodent hair per 100 grams
    Popcorn 20 gnawed grains or 2 rodent hairs per pound
    Potato Chips 6 percent rotten chips

    Oh, yummy…

  • Since Marley & Me…..

    There have been just too many books about dogs now… and seriously? Do we really need any more stories about man’s best friend?

    Of course I’m not digging it that Jennifer Aniston is starring in this movie either…

    But I did enjoy the book Marley & Me, made me cry at the end. NOBODY likes to read about a dog dying!

    Here’s to all the dog lovers out there!