This morning, while lying in bed SNUGGLING with my son, I started thinking back through the last eight months. For a moment I thought back to the day I posted this and the comment I received from 'anonymous.' At the time, I wasn't surprised that some stranger thought she knew how to raise my son better than I did; thus is the world of the mommy-wars. I was surprised that I let it get under my skin; that I let her make me question my ability to be a mommy.
Today, lying there snuggling, I actually laughed-out-loud. Again, not at how wrong she was, but at myself for even doubting. I am so blessed to have the happiest, most loving baby I've ever met. Yes, I'm his mommy so I'm a little biased, but that is the single most common compliment I get from people (aside from 'look at those baby blues!") anywhere and everywhere we go. Everyone comments on how happy he is. Even the teachers at Gymboree and the nurses at his pediatrician's office (people who make a living out of meeting babies all day) say he's the happiest baby they've ever seen.
While I have to thank God everyday for blessing me with Boogie, I like to think that my mommy skills might have a little something to do with his constant smile :)
So for all you mommies out there: please don't let anyone make you question how you raise your babies. YOU are the momma! Generally, I refuse to engage, but in this mommy-battle: point for this momma!!