The question, dripping with disgust and judgement, as though you were talking about dancing naked in the middle of the highway during rush hour traffic. Why, yes, yes I am still feeding my child arguably the most healthy and best liquid in the world for him.
It should be pretty obvious and it should go without saying, but dads matter in their kids' lives. Having an active father-figure can make a world of difference to a child, boy or girl. I truly don't understand how or why dads can be so easily let off the hook when it comes to parenting, as if it's solely the mother's job to raise good people and the dad is just meant to be a friend or playmate when it works into his schedule. I call bullshit.
As moms, we always think we have to be all things for everyone all the time. That's absolutely crazy. No one can be everything for everyone 24/7. It's insane to try and it will almost certainly make you lose your shit.
Arrrgg! Ye be lookin' fer pirate party ideas? Avast, ye found 'em!
Seriously though, I started planning this party and shopping Pinterest for ideas back in February. This was my baby's first real birthday that he might actually remember. I wanted to make damn sure I did it right, so I started researching and planning 6 months in advance. Maybe that was overkill, for a 3 year old's party, but I wanted it to be awesome. While Harvey kinda screwed up our original plan and location, we decided to have a make-up party with just our families at our house instead. It wasn't as awesome and I would have liked, but it was still pretty kick ass.
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