I just read an article over on The Stir and literally spit out my water and choked on my own rage.
Here's the short of it. If you agree with the following, I highly suggest you exit the building to stage right and do a shot of pipe the fuck down.
"Parents who choose to have only one child are just being selfish... I understand some people are unable to have more than one kid due to medical or even financial circumstances. I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about the couple who choose to have one kid and then decide it's a lot of work and they like having their freedom, so they stop at one. Yes, it's your life, so do what you want. But remember this: you're doing a huge disservice to your child by not giving them a sibling."
Holy shitballs. I feel like someone kicked me in the taint. Who in the hell is ANYONE to tell me what to do with my vagina. And what kind of moron do you think that I am by telling me I'm being unfair to my child because I only want one. WHO IS ANYONE TO JUDGE? You think I'd buy into that bullshit sandwich?
I have heard it countless times since Smith was born. When are you going to have another one? We're not. Why Lawlor? I mean, that's not fair to Smith. You have to give him a brother or a sister. You can't stop at one. That's just insane. He's so adorable Kristen, can you imagine if you had a girl?
Excuse me while I shove my foot so far up your ass that you're flossing your teeth with my flip flops.
What I chose to do with my own uterus and my husbands nuts are none of anyone's business. And to be so narrow minded to assume that my child is going to "suffer" because he doesn't have a 24/7 playmate? Or suggest that he's going to be a selfish little prick because he has our undivided attention? You think I don't know how to discipline? How about you come over at 2, 3, 4, 5 am for 2 1/2 years straight? And then pay for my daycare at $190 a week. And then work full time and have incredible mom guilt for not being the one to teach my son how to count to 20. And only have 3 hours a day during the work week to get in quality time. And then divide that in half for a second child and then in thirds for a 3rd child.
It's absolutely amazing to me that this kind of thoughtless opinion is still shoved down the throats of people that don't understand, nor have the capability to empathize with each individual family's own decisions and circumstances. Such broad generalizations just prove what a moron you are. My uterus. My business. Not yours.
I don't shit on your coats because you choose to use your vagina as a water slide every 18 months. So don't tell me that I'm a bad mother because I choose to dedicate my time and love to one remarkable boy.