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TALES OF: I….CAN’T….EVEN.

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Today I dropped The D Man off for a half day of daycare so I could meet with the lovely people at BabyBjorn. ¬†I had forgotten his Sleep Sheep so I asked if they had a sound machine. ¬†The Director (love her) said she used to but got rid of them after¬†“the study” came out. ¬†Apparently the study no longer recommended them for infant sleep. ¬†Um, what. ¬†We have like 5 sound machines on three levels going on at any given time. ¬†I…can’t….even.¬† She went on to say the study was something about letting the babies hear silence and not get used to the white noise. ¬†I stopped her, I couldn’t hear anymore. ¬†We live in the city! ¬†It’s¬†either white noise or construction¬†trucks! And what would Harvey Karp say about losing one of his “S’s!?”

Normally I would be all over this you guys. ¬†Googling said study like crazy because obviously Google knows everything and obviously I just want to being doing the right thing for my babies. ¬†But this time around I will not do it to myself.¬† I will not look it up. ¬†I will not make myself crazy. ¬†I. CANNOT. EVEN.¬† The sound machine WORKS for us. ¬† Isn’t a¬†sleeping baby better than a baby who doesn’t sleep but gets to hear silence?¬†Either way I’m in the process of convincing myself that today.

I called¬†my constant voice of reason (my Mother) to lament about this.¬†¬†She told me to ignore it. ¬†She told me that my sister and I are amazing Moms doing the best we can for our kids every day and to not let even the notion of one study make us feel otherwise.¬† Then she ever so delicately reminded me that¬†“Life causes death, honey” and well that put things in perspective for me.

So if you came across something this week that drove you nuts and/or made you second guess yourself as a mom¬†just Don’t. Even. It. ¬†And I just told myself this:¬† “If I’m doing my best for my¬†kids, isn’t that really all they need?”

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-MIM-

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