Friday, August 1, 2008

hurt heart & bananas

Ugh I'm sitting here wondering what to call this post. Many of you know I belong to an online mommy website. I belong to a playroom where all the mom's have babies born in Jan 08. Yesterday there was a topic started about spanking, and whether or not we would spank our children.

I replied with I wasn't 100% sure, but am leaning more towards no. Not 100% no, there are probably going to be times where he needs a pat on the butt, but there will be other things done first before a spanking.

In the topic 2 ladies stated things that make me angry and quite sad. One said that she "spanked" her 7 month old because she was trying to clean her after feeding and the baby wouldn't cooperate, she was screaming and yelling and stiffening up. So she smacked her on the leg.
The second lady told us that her husband was feeding their son and when he got food in his mouth he blew raspberries. Her husband "popped" the boy in his mouth.
I am just in awe. These are helpless little babies who are doing what babies do! Babies don't like to have their faces cleaned, they squirm and move and wiggle. Babies blow raspberries, it's part of their motor skills!!!

Both parents said that their babies learned though because they haven't done this behaivor again. Like that justifies what was done.
You may not agree with my feelings on this, and that's ok. These are my feelings and thoughts.

On to happier thoughts, Jacob had bananas this morning! He really wasn't too sure about them. I'm gonna try again tomorrow. I think maybe it wasn't ripe enough yet, so I'll keep trying!

Hmm, what's this?

I don't know if I like this mom!

Oh I really don't!!