So what would happen if TIME magazine showed up and asked me for photographic evidence of all my parenting beliefs and practices? Would I pass attachment parenting muster?
HELL NO. In fact, they’d discover that I am nothing but a big bundle of contradictions, and why I refuse to claim adherence to any particular parenting style label, other than This Works, Good Enough.
Below, a slideshow of some of the many parenting (and lifestyle) contradictions and compromises that work, are good enough, etc:
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I cloth diaper...but I always have emergency disposable diapers and wipes.
Look, our washer died this week. Last month our utility sink clogged. Before that, Ike got a rash only Desitin could solve. Sometimes I forget to buy the right detergent. Sometimes...I'm just lazy.