This is gonna be a quickie!
I have this really awesome friend in Chicago who was a boutique owner and absolutely fucking amazing at her job. Man could she sell the shit outta some clothes! And everybody loved her. Well, I’m sure they still love her…but let me tell you why.
She never let anyone leave her store with something they weren’t absolutely in love with. Clothes shopping is a real pain in the ass, I mean, does ANYONE enjoy it anymore? Well, people loved shopping with my friend. She would spend hours with people, and she knows how to dress a motherfucker too! You didn’t really have to do anything with her, SHE did the choosing, you did the trying on. And when a customer let out an “eh”, or “I’m not sure.” It was FUCK IT! Back to the drawing board. “If you don’t love it, don’t buy it.” And believe me no one ever had buyers remorse, and she was friends with EVERYONE!
What does this have to do with parenting, you ask? A lot. Because there is A LOT of shit out there to try on in the form of parenting advice, and everyone has an opinion. Most people don’t know that I absolutely HATE v-neck shirts, so if you throw me the most beautiful blouse in the world…and it has a v-neck…well, I don’t love it, so I’m not buying it. That doesn’t mean I’m wrong, or that there isn’t a shirt for me, it just means that THAT shirt isn’t for me.
Parents, you need to take your child-rearing advice the same way. Everybody is going to tell you some kind of way of doing some stupid shit that just feels all wrong and v-necky to you. So hear me now, if you don’t love it, don’t buy it.