I know and I have agreed to it myself. A mother is the best judge for her child.Be it deciding using diapers,co-sleeping,setting feeding pattern,feeding methods,getting back to work or not etc.
But what happens when the mother herself is confused? When she doesn’t know for sure whether she is overdoing it or no.Whether she should be that stern and not listen to the experienced lot? I’m still okay if this mother is sure of what she is doing-be it overdoing some stuff !
We all know when the confusion enters ones’ mind there is a sea of thoughts wandering and there is no way out,right now it seems so! How is one supposed to decide to be one side-aar ya parr ?
Yes,this mother is me,of course ! I sometimes think I’m overdoing it when it comes to Chirpy’s cleanliness. In order to maintain standards set by me I hurt people around which in-turn hurts me 😦 What is right what is wrong? People concerned here would surely not let Chirpy be unclean or stay in unhealthy environment cause they care and I know. But it’s confusing when I doubt their ‘knowing’ of cleanliness. And mind you here I’m not talking about being perfect in keeping everything spic and span-like the room,her bed,her clothes and her thingies-that of course is taken care by me only but here I’m talking about her personal hygiene.
*I want people,picking her up,to use a hand sanitizer every single time they do that.
*I want people to dry her up properly while changing the diaper.
*I want people to keep their bed/area clean because Chirpy plays there with them most of the times.
*I want people to wash their hands and not only rub them off on the apron/clothes,when they pick her up in the midst of kitchen chore.
*I want people to make sure their fingers don’t go in her mouth and even if she does that on her own they take it out.
And these ‘people’ could be anybody being around Chirpy-insiders,outsiders,maids etc.
When they say mothers know the best,ain’t it true that personal hygiene too comes under this tag? or no?
See told you at the start itself,I’m confused ! Motherhood’s chapter number 1: confusion,confusion and lot of it !