Saturday, March 8, 2008

Welcome to Mean Mommy

This is for all the mommies out there who wish their kids could sleep through the night, or get off the bottle, or eat their veggies, or listen when they say, "No!" or stop hitting/ biting/ pinching/ kicking/ whatever behavior du jour you wish would simply STOP.  This is for all the mommies who wonder why their child laughs when they tell them to climb off the couch but behave like angels for everyone else.  This is for all the mommies (and daddies, but really, it's more a mommy problem) who think they can be their child's friend as well as their parent.  I am here to tell you you can't.  You can only be one or the other, at least as long as your child is a child.  When your child says, "You're a mean mommy!" I want you to smile and say, "Thank you!" and know you're doing your job-- and doing it well.

In these posts and comments, I will share with you what I see every day as a pediatrician.  I will tell you the horror stories and give you the simple truths that will allow you to see that while raising children is the most difficult job in the world, it is really not as complicated as you have been led to believe.  I hope you will share with me your questions and trials, and support one another in the quest for healthy and happy families.



class factotum said...

Welcome to the blogging world, my friend! I can't wait to hear what you have to say!

Mean Mommy said...

Love your blog! I'm a Mean Mommy, too, as you already found (on my blog) :) and I agree with so much of your advice.