Monday, May 3, 2010

I Need a Backbone

Tomorrow BuggaBoo is going to be babysat by a woman who has totally different discipline techniques than mine and isn't afraid to use them on other people's children.

Just for the record we don't physically discipline our children, reasons of which I'll go into on another post.

She offered to babysit and I felt I couldn't turn her down in fear of hurting her feelings. She would have asked why and blah blah blah. So because I didn't want to hurt an adult's feelings, which she should be fairly able to deal with it, I'm putting my son into a situation where he most certainly will have his emotions hurt.

Where did my spine go?!?

Update: I just called her with the very legitimate excuse that I needed to take BuggaBoo to Doozer's appointment because we suspect Doozer has thrush. Since I'm tandem nursing he'll need to be treated at the same time or else he'll just give it back to her.

I did call my mommy for advice, and I will be sitting down with my friend and explaining to her my unease about her watching my children. Ugh.


  1. Well, you got your spin back for calling her up and i second the advice about talking with her. You've just been under a lot of stress lately...i wouldn't be so hard on yourself.

    I love you!

  2. I loved your response on Blog for Better Sewing.

  3. Hi Krista!
    Nice to meet another Portland blogger! (I've added your blog to my reading list:-)

    I love your son's question to you - my son recently started asking the same thing!!lol
    Thanks for the comment on my blog!

  4. Jillyn- Well, I still need to talk to her, but it's a step, right?

    Trudy- Thank you! I feel so insecure whenever I post on Gertie's blog, not because of Gertie (she's amazing!) but because I feel like I often don't have a lot to contribute, being young and all. Darn, I tried to make that coherent, but it's hard with two little ones screaming at you.

    Carly- Hi! Aren't sons wonderful?