Saturday, December 08, 2007

some rhonda rants

So I've been thinking lately that there are a few things that can really get me going. I am not one of those people. That has an opinion about EVERYTHING. Some things I really don't have an opinion on. And some I might have an opinion on, but I really don't feel a need to tell others about it. (besides Regan)

Some things I can really go off about.....

1. Edpidurals. It makes no sense to me AT ALL to want to be tough to have a baby. Why put yourself through more pain. I just don't get it. As soon as I get to the hospital I tell whoever sees me - find the anesthesiologist and bring them to me. I want drugs. There are no awards - I mean besides the baby, and everyone gets that. I haven't heard of anyone going into the dentist and asking for no freezing, I mean just to see how it feels. To see if you can do it. You could. But why would you want to?

2. Potty Training. I've recently heard of the diaperless baby. Essentially it is using the same principle as Pavlov's dogs. You start from birth and take them to the toilet. So you start potting training them at birth. And you make this noise to teach them when to pee. I absolutely see no advantage to this. Not even a little bit. At first I thought it was cause I was lazy. But then I realized - wait. that means for 2 YEARS (instead of 2 weeks) you have to run to a toilet with a child. You have to watch their every facial expression so that you can see the cues when they have to go. That is NOT potty training. That is mommy training. To me a child who is potty trained goes into the bathroom and pulls down their pants and gets onto the toilet with NO help. THAT is potty training. Hello diapers were invented for a reason. A good one. Our sanity and sleep. I have other opinions about potty training... but I'll save you the read. :)

3. Expressing Opinions about parenting before you have a baby. I just think it is silly. The more I hear girls tell me their kids won't do this and they'll never do that, I just think you are setting yourself up for some painful experiences. Your kids ARE going to do that. And so are you.

I have no idea why I felt like sharing these.
Maybe I am getting more opinionated the older I get. :)
What can you go off about??

9 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh I so agree with you! You make me laugh. I tend to be one who keep's her opinions to her self, unless I am with peple who think basically the same way I do or who need to know that there are better ways! Anyway I enjoyed reading your entry today! Thankyou for a good laugh!

Jessie and Patrick said...

I am totally on the same page as you with your entire entry. It's nice to see someone thinks the same way I do in regards to these things!

whitney said...

I totally agree on all 3.

Carmen said...

Sister, I am with you 100%!!

Val said...

Have you heard my rant on the subject of yogurt! Yikes, thats how I knew your brother really loved me!

From another opinionated lady.

Julia and Josh Blakeney said...

oh wow. you really tore a big one eh? i loved it!

MonaS! said...

LOL - oh Rhonda - that is soooo true!!! LOVED your rant!!!

The Innkeeper said...

I thought this was funny, because I'm the complete opposite on #1! Why would I want drugs if I'm not sick? I felt like childbirth without any medication was the right choice for me and I loved it! But I'm a little crazy, so there you go!

DyHiggin said...

Your so funny! I have a friend who's 'mommy trainer'. She claims her 19month is potty trained. I watch him the other day and had to set the alarm every 90minutes, to take the kid pee! No thanks! I'll wait till the do it all by themselves! I agree Rhonda! Thanks for making me smile!!