This morning whilst Baby Dragon was napping and our Little Adventurer was playing with Noel, I was editing my long lost Christmas tree chopping photos when I came across a blog which basically said that they felt like
slapping parents that did this kind of thing (traditions on holidays), and who present overly cheerful views of their life on their blog. I also get plenty of comments about having too much time on my hands (particularly when it comes to lunch photos) and it infuriates me.
So let me say it. I don’t enjoy unwarranted criticism. I have exactly the same amount of hours in the day as anyone else, and I
also have just as many miserable days as the normal person. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d rather read about fun things that happen in people’s lives than read someone’s passive aggressive ranting day in and day out. Reading about other people’s adventures inspires me, lifts my spirits and makes me want to get out there and have more adventures with my littles myself, to enrich their lives.
Here’s my standpoint on it all. I have one life, my children have one childhood. I waited a long time to be a parent. So I’m going to have fun, going to go that extra mile to make magic for them, because smiles are infectious and the world could do with a lot more happy people in it. I’m paying it forward to my children, spending my time how I think best. If we all enjoyed our own life and our own choices instead of moaning about other people,looking over our shoulder to see what we’re competing with in the parenting world, we’d all be more content with ourselves.
I promise that I won’t come on here and criticise anyone for not painting sparkly monsters with their children this morning as they delightedly covered the huskies in paint whilst dressed as Spiderman and Superman, so please don’t criticise us for doing just that. Unless, of course, you’re coming over to clean up.
Don’t like? Don’t look. It’s that simple.