Wow, so I guess it took a good three years to get my first mean comment on my blog. To the anonymous person "Disappointed in the South" who left the following comment regarding my request for local assistance in day care:
"You’re barely pregnant and already planning who you can pawn the baby off on when she’s only a couple of months old? Sad. Have you not even bothered to consider what other options you have? "
Yeah, you see I have this thing called A JOB. One that supports my family and this baby. It pays things called bills so I can assist in putting a roof over our heads, gas in our cars and food on the tables. It also provides a thing called health insurance that will help this baby grow and come out in this world as healthy as we can hope for. I do have many friends in the Nashville area who have the luxury of being stay-at-home moms. I use the word "luxury" extremely loosely because in fact their job is very very hard work, but they are able to be with their kids at the magic of every major milestone. They have been able to work out an arrangement with their spouses to stay at home probably with some major budgeting and sacrifices. I on the other hand made my own individual choice that I will continue to support my family in the best way I can – and that includes working to support things like building a house. I don’t know how you could consider it wrong to be seeking out the best childcare for my child as soon as possible – ESPECIALLY ONE THAT IS BASED IN A CHURCH ON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.
I went to a home-based daycare since I was 6 weeks old and and guess what? I came out a wonderful fully functioning member of society. After all, Mom didn’t have much choice as a single Mom when there are bills to be paid. My childhood memories of that daycare are some of the best memories I have.
So, thanks Mom for pawning me off. And thanks Disappointed in the South for furthering my belief that there are some really sad people out there who give unsolicted advice to pregnant ladies.