I breastfeed because I'm too cheap to buy formula and bottles and I'm too lazy to heat the formula and wash all the bottles. Plus, I would probably go out for an all-day excursion and forget something critical to the operation, like a bottle, or the formula, or the baby.
Also, I like the excuse to sit down for a couple of hours a day, with my feet up and a good book. Oh, how I love a good book.
I sleep with my babies because I'm too lazy to get up in the middle of the night and go to another room to nurse a baby, and I'm too cheap to buy a baby bed. If I bought one, I'd have to make it, and then there would be more sheet changing and sheet-folding and laundry. I'm too lazy to sign up for more of that. In fact, I've been known to throw a bath towel under the damp spot, under the baby, in the middle of the night. Yup. I'm that lazy.
Nursing a baby while sleeping is something I've gotten really good at. Also, I really, really like the smell of a baby's breath. And the top of a baby's head. Or the back of a baby's neck. Falling asleep next to my baby helps me to practice gratitude at the end of most days.
We don't believe in circumcision. This is the part of the post where I could go into Natural Law and male mutilation, but I'm too lazy. Plus, circumcision is expensive, and I'm cheap.
I don't buy baby food, because I'm too cheap, and you guessed it, too lazy. It's easier for me to cut up some of our food or throw a handful of goldfish (the whole grain kind, cause that's the healthy kind) at her and let her feed herself than for me to take the time to spoon feed her.
I'm way too busy spoon feeding myself.
|When I did an image search for "no schedule," this image came up. It speaks to me.|
I don't put my kids on "schedules" because I'm not that organized to be on a schedule myself, again with the laziness.
Also, if she was on a schedule, and I wanted to party til midnight, then she wouldn't want to party with me, and she certainly wouldn't want to sleep til nine the next day. Of course, she wanted to sleep til nine today, because she wanted to party til eleven last night. Sometimes, she picks the parties. I'm cool with that. I can drink caffeine.
So, that's my parenting style, lazy and cheap, with lots of self-sleeping and self-eating, and some baby sniffing, reading and caffeine.
Please, don't judge me. I'm way too lazy to judge you.