Is she good they ask?
Me: *Blank face* Errmm yes I guess so (thinking to myself, what do they mean is she good? She's a baby? Define good for me?.
Time and time again I'm asked 'Is she good?', 'Is she a good baby?', 'does she sleep at night?', etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah.
Now I'm not meaning to be rude but I find these questions a tad odd, much like 'how much did she weigh? . I never really know wtf I'm supposed to say? Plus, is it just me in thinking stop being so god damn nosy! She's a 15 week old baby, is she supposed to be good or god forbid......bad?! How can a baby actually be 'good' or 'bad', they can't determine their behaviour at this age. All newborn babies want and require is milk, comfort and (occasionally) sleep, I try to remain the eternal optimist.
Of course my response is always yes, she's a good baby. What the hell am I supposed to say? Actually no, she's not good at all. She's a little sh*t. She cries all day, I can't put her down, she just drinks milk all-the-time, shi*ts it out and pukes all over my black sofa? On the contrary, she is actually a pretty good baby and yes of course the aforementioned happens but that's what babies do and I have no issue with something that I've anticipated anyway, I'm well practised now you know! She barely sleeps during the day, likes to be cuddled and likes to have a whinge, but isn't this just standard behaviour for a baby? She does however sleep at night (most of the time) which I'll go with, so in that respect she is an actual gem.
Honestly, look at that face. I know what you're thinking HOW could she ever be bad?! Like I said, of course she has her moments but then what baby doesn't.
It is common knowledge that when you have a child people very much like to have their opinion. Clearly, people also like to ask odd questions which seem to get on my nerves! I never mind being approached, honestly I don't and will always chat away to random strangers but if you ask me questions that (in my head) are a bit strange, such as 'how much did she weigh?' or 'is she a good baby' please don't be offended if I bristle somewhat and give you an odd look before my standard response.
Do you know what, I realise I'm just being a complete moaner here but to save my sanity I would really prefer it if someone just asked me her name, or when she was born, or even 'is she content?' would be a nice alternative to 'is she good?'. Simple things like that I don't mind at all. When I'm asked questions that I just answer in a way I FEEL that I should and perhaps not in an entirely honest way, I always end up questioning myself, I'd prefer to real about it in all honesty.
Forgive me if I go off on a slight tangent now. What I really want to say is, yes she is a good baby but I'm tired. I have a three year old who is completely and utterly cray,cray who requires my attention, a 15 week old baby who also requires my attention, a house that also needs attention and a way over active brain which means that yes my babies might be asleep but I might not necessarily be, so I'm pretty tired. I have wrinkles (ffs), I can see grey hairs (wahhh) and my 'mum tum' is way tooooo wobbly, erghh. Obviously, it's not about me at all I just had to get that off my chest, ha.
So if you ever stop me in the street, please do speak to me, ask me questions by all means. Ask me something that I find odd however, I may just stop biting my tongue and giving the usual response and I may ask YOU something odd. Like 'are you wearing pants?' or 'what's your favourite sex position?'. Guaranteed I'd get an odd look then!
Am I being a little unreasonable or does anyone else think questions like this are odd?