The other day I caught someone bad mouthing my baby’s mama. She was saying all kinds of nasty things about his mama’s character, her life choices, her personality, and about the quality of her parenting.
It’s not that I think my baby’s got a perfect mama or anything, but she’s pretty awesome most of the time, treats him right, comes up with some cool stuff, and works pretty hard to be a good mama.
And it’s not like I don’t think anything critical should ever be said about her, but I’m my baby’s advocate, always. I caretake his physical safety, I comfort his soul, I tend his growing mind, and I’m thinking I oughta stick up for his mama, too, because he thinks she’s pretty amazing, and he needs her.
So when I caught myself bad mouthing myself the other day, I had to stop myself. I can easily fall into thinking negative things about myself. But there’s two of us in this game now. My baby always loves me. He always needs me. And he always needs me on his side. That means being on my own side, too. I gotta stick up for my baby, starting with not letting anyone bad mouth his mama.