I’m so tired of hearing people tell me that I’m brave. I’m not brave, I’m just normal, as normal as I can be.
I’m not brave because I home birth. I’m really just scared of all the crap that can go wrong in the hospital and I don’t want the drugs and possibly have negative effects from them. I trust my body, my babies and God.
I’m not brave because I use cloth diapers. They are cloth diapers, that is it. It is not some miraculous invention that takes a rocket scientist to use. And yes, I may get poop on my hands sometimes because of it, but don’t you get that with disposable diapers sometimes.
I’m not brave because I babywear. It is easier people. I don’t want to carry around a bucket car seat that will end up bruising the crap out of my legs. And no it is not difficult, you learn how to do it.
I’m not brave because I have kids. Maybe a little crazy sometimes, but kids bring laughter and joy to my life that wouldn’t be there otherwise.
I’m not brave!!! I get so tired of people saying that to me.
What I am though is awesome. 🙂 Okay, that is not humble of me at all, but I want to focus on some positives. I have a husband whom I love very much and stands up for me when I need it. I have a wonderfully curious little boy who is in his mischievous stage but is so great despite that. I have a baby boy who loves to coo and smile at me. I have a dog that has put up with me having two kids that take most of my attention. I have awesome friends. They are there for me when I need them and teach me so much. I have family that for the most part is pretty great. I’m not in the best state of mind to talk about them right now, so I won’t.
For all of you that hear the statement, you are so brave….what do you think, how do you feel?