Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, or the dogs, or the recycling

Nov 29, 2005

I understand where “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water” came from.


How the hell did I live through the first few months? I. Am. So. Tired.

Best Birth Control Ever.


  1. Well, technically, that saying came from something completely different.  I can explain later if you want.  wink

    I put snow photos up - before the stupid neighborhood drivers and plows make it all messy and slushy tomorrow morning.  In case you’re interested.

    By lanna on 2005 11 29

  2. All I can offer is a “Here here!” to your thoughts.  We traveled 7 hours by car when Claire was 5 weeks old to find a house in Tennessee, then moved here a couple of months later.  I’ve flown with Claire countless times, and sometimes it sucked, but eventually you get off the plane where you needed to go. 

    I think people underestimate themselves and their kids.  Even the little ones rise to the occasion, and even the most naive new parents figure out that you can reach back and stick the paci back in until you get to the rest stop to nurse.

    I met one woman at a playgroup with a eight month old.  She was a stay-at-home-mom and had never taken the kid to the grocery store with her.  She waited until her husband was off and went by herself.  This woman was a lawyer, highly educated, but so so timid.  I could not connect with her.

    Sorry for the book I just wrote.  I think you hit a nerve…

    By Sitting Still on 2005 11 30

  3. Must be a first time parent huh? G’s cousin used to be this way but has changed dramtically (ok so her boy will be 2 in Feb, but still). She used to say that she would NEVER leave her child and go on a trip. She hasn’t yet, but sensing how misable her hubby was, she is at least getting out 1 night w/o the babe (who is a little hellion).

    When B was 1 mo, we drove to OKC to visit my sister. That was fun. Then we turned around 2 weeks later and drove to Toronto to visit the in laws. That was fun…

    I agree with you. It’s like trying to call someone. Why do YOU always have to call. Why can they never?

    By Nicole on 2005 11 30

  4. I would go insane if I didn’t take those risks such as traveling. I took Hailee to NYC when she was like 4 months old. Carried her in a snugli through Brooklyn, Queens, subways , China Town… We flew with her. You can’t live in a plastic bubble. I don’t blame you for being annoyed.

    By kelli on 2005 11 30

  5. It’s my favorite firm of birth control. 

    I hate teeth.

    By Melanie on 2005 11 30

  6. Sorry about the molars.  I hope they hurry up!  I don’t even remember that stage… I know both kids must’ve gone through it, but I just don’t remember!

    By Holly on 2005 11 30

  7. I understand right where your coming from and I to get so tired of having to “understand” why someone else does messed up things! 

    Hang in there

    By brandi on 2005 11 30

  8. My Mother in Law passed on the following wise words when our friends started having bebes “YOu can love your friends and not love the way they parent.  You may think as a couple or an individual they are lovely, but you may question every parenting decision they make.”

    Truer words have never been spoken.

    By RB on 2005 11 30

  9. http://www.deproverbio.com/DPjournal/DP,1,1,95/BABY.html

    By RB on 2005 11 30

  10. I’m sure it’s very hard to bite your tongue and just be supportive of where *she* is at with her parenting.  Just remember that you are probably happier and healthier because you don’t feel “stuck” at home.  And LB will be a much happier and healthy…not to mention more socially-apt…child because of it.  *She* is missing out on a lot of life, and hopefully she’ll realize it sooner than later. 

    And be proud of yourself that you can handle tough situations without having a nervous breakdown!

    By Paige (CoraBelle) on 2005 11 30

  11. oh hon, i know. for me it doesn’t just come down to different parenting. sometimes it’s just different all around lifestyle decisions. it’s hard being a grown up but holding your tongue sometimes is just the best because you don’t want the can of worms to frigging explode. you gots to pick your battles.

    you are rocking in a free world, yanno.

    By texasbelle on 2005 11 30

  12. hey, thanks, JL, I actually heard that before. I thought I knew where that saying REALLY came from, but I like my modern bitchy-mom version better wink

    And what wise words y’all share. I mean, it’s all true… I am glad that *I* am not locked into my house and yea, no matter how great people are, you will or will not like them as parents and it has NOTHING to do with them personally. If that’s possible.

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2005 11 30

  13. yeah…. I would go crazy if i had to lock myself in the house..the baby will be so missed out so many Great things that world has to offer too!

    By Kerry on 2005 12 01