Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Home Spun comic strip #291
My greatest fear is criticism. Which is silly, because I tend to go against the grain a lot. Starting with my desire to have a homebirth (unfulfilled until my third pregnancy), breastfeeding, family bed, extended breastfeeding, homeschooling, I always seemed to find myself taking the road less traveled.
But that doesn't mean I didn't care about what others thought. I really do seek approval, especially from family and friends. I like the reassurance that I am doing the right thing because making decisions is scary for me. Perhaps because I was the youngest, I haven't always trusted my judgment, even when I've researched and agonized over my choices.
I still look for reassurance, but as the years pass, I realize that reassurance comes from watching my kids grow and mature. And they tell me I'm doing a good job.