This is "Angry Rant" #3. Read #1 here and #2 here
No one goes into parenthood thinking, "What can I do that will get me the most attention. What is the most controversial?" And if you do think like that, then fuck you you shouldn't have kids. Most parents just want to raise children that will turn into good people. They want kids they can be proud of, kids that will be upstanding citizens and maybe someday be good parents themselves. The response I get from other parents has become my biggest pet peeve. I am sick and fucking tired of hearing other parents rip apart those who do things differently than them. Just because YOU do it, doesn't make it right! What it comes down to for me is this: if it in no way affects me or my family I DON'T GIVE A FUCK! If it isn't illegal or harmful to your own children I DON'T GIVE A FUCK! If you focused more on your children and less on whether or not I let my kids drink non-organic juice everyone would be better off. If you aren't even a parent yet? Get fucked. And if you were a 1st-time parent 20 years ago, get your memory checked. Your kids weren't perfect and neither were you so shut up and get back to playing backgammon.
People will always have opinions on everything, I understand that. But why spew those self-righteous opinions onto everybody else? Keep it to yourself. The reason there are so many different types of parents is because there are so many different types of people. We all process information differently and we make decisions based on our experiences. My children don't have all of their vaccinations; they have most of them, but not all of them. There are the people put there who jump down my throat for that decision but their opinion doesn't matter. I know why I chose to opt out of those shots and I firmly stick by my decision. It's none of your damn business and it doesn't affect you. And I have absolutely no interest in reading comments from people who want to berate me and attack me for my decisions. If you leave me such comments, they WILL be deleted. Go spew your ridiculous hate elsewhere, or better yet, get a fucking life.
I'm not typically a spanker, though I am not against it and I have used it in the past as an effective form of punishment. If you can't bring yourself to spank your kids or you just plain don't want to, that is your right as a parent. The same goes for those who spank regularly. I don't care how you choose to discipline your children. Your kids might turn out awesome, and maybe they won't. I can decide if I want them around my kids or not, but I don't have to tell you how to raise them. My biggest problem with this country right now, and probably the whole world, is that everyone butts into everyone elses lives. People want to control the way everyone around them eats, dresses, behaves, and thinks. I don't give 2 shits what you do until if affects me. But when you start giving me advice, when you start criticizing my style of parenting, when you undermine me in front of my children, when you try to control me, you will lose. I will tear you down and pick you apart and tell you where to shove that brand new Lexis. I have enough respect for other moms to ignore their bad days. If you don't offer me the same, you better learn to fucking run. I'm done being nice and smiling and thanking you for your "advice". From now on you're getting an honest response: Get Fucked.