Dear Scary mother at Busy's swimming lesson yesterday,
hello. Yes hi. I just wanted to chat to you about something you said. About my child. About my parenting actually. Yes. You. Please take a seat.
You see, my beautiful little munchkin is 3 and she doesn't know how to swim and I actually don't think this makes me a bad mother. In fact I am quite sure it doesn't. You see when you compare your 18 month old by saying what a great swimmer she is compared to mine who is so much bigger than her - yes, she is tall. she takes after her parents- it actually just makes me think you are a twat- not a better mother. My little daughter- yes she is a girl, oh , you thought she was a boy because her cozzie is blue and green stripes, yes I can see that you feel its important to dress your child in a gender specific way -your 18month old wears a pink bikini to swimming lessons and always wears pink dresses and pink hair clips and pink pink pink -is going great at swimming and in only 5 lessons is now going totally head under water ( YAY Busy!!!!)
You see , some of us work. Some of us like working. Some of us think it actually makes us better mothers. So when you say things like " I could never let a stranger raise my child" - again, it just gives me the shits. I actually have to work, to help support my family, which I am only to happy to do. I love my job. I spent years at uni so I could do my job.
I wouldn't call three days a week in family day care with 4 other kids being raised by someone else. So considering we live 65km round trip to swimming lessons I think we are doing great. I actually don't think it is essential that a 6 month old baby learns to swim. Call me crazy but I don't think Busy has suffered due to her lack of swimming skills. Again, like I said she is 3.
Also does your husband know that you flirt with the swimming teacher? It makes me cringe. You have probably not noticed that the swimming teacher cringes too.
Anyhow thanks for the chat and by the way Busy wants to say something too: