The attention shifts, suddenly your child isnt the centre of the universe for five minutes!
That cant be!
People in the room are talking about MY child. My beautiful, innocent, never did a thing to deserve the wrath you are about to unleash because you are a jealous loon who probably didn’t attach properly with her own parent, child.
We’re all laughing and jovial. We cant believe the things shes accomplishing at 10 months. You dont care. You want to talk about your child!!
About HER accomplishments.
About HER habits.
HER bowel movements.
The other moms chime in, comparing notes, laughing at the pitfalls of parenting, questionning each others methods and what has worked. We all take turns in the spotlight.
You want the light shinned on you for the whole show!!
YOUR BABY started talking early because she’s advanced.
YOUR BABY slept through the night the day she came home from the hospital
YOUR BABY didnt need a baby gate, she just knew how to climb stairs.
YOUR BABY made her own 5 course meals.
YOUR BABY works for NASA.
I might fall for your competition if i wasnt used to this behaviour at every meeting, if I was concered about my baby’s development, or if you were my friend. But I’m more mature.
And by mature I mean up yours.