I was talking with my friend D the other day on MSN and we were musing about how people are always asking about stuff that’s none of their business. When are you getting married? When are you having kids? Why isn’t your kid in that class? Have you tried diet x?
Sure, sometimes these questions are just a way of showing interest in your life but when you are asked them over and over again, they feel intrusive. Especially if it is something that is bothersome to you.
That’s when I realized what a relief it is not be asked about how my kids are sleeping anymore. When it takes 2.5 years for them to learn to sleep for any length of time, you get a lot of inquiries on your kids sleep habits and about what you’ve done to ‘correct’ them.
And again, while most of these inquiries are by concerned people, some of them are intrusive. And those intrusive ones imply that you are somehow failing yourself and your child by not undertaking the method the asker approves of. It’s damn annoying.
Someday soon I’m going to do a sleep fact sheet for this site so people who are getting a lot of crap about how their kids sleep can have some more information at their disposal.
In the meantime, check out this post on Ask Moxie. In fact, check out her posts on anything you need to know as a parent, she’s AWESOME.