Who’s Really the Boss in Your House?

by Abby on May 29, 2013

Bossy kidIt starts at birth: new parents will do whatever it takes to keep their baby happy, even if it means rocking them around the clock, never sitting down while holding them, or bouncing on an exercise ball for hours trying to burp them.

And it continues into toddlerhood, when little Miss or Mister Bossypants tells you where to sit, what to say and what voice to say it in, and you DO. Many times in my years as a parent, I have wondered why on earth do we let the shortest people in the house run the show? Is the person who wears the pants in your family wearing training pants? Read more at TheBump.com.

Side note for writers, bloggers, or anyone trying to grow their audience, build their platform, play big or go home, or whatever the trendy catchphrase of the day is for those of us putting ourselves out there in the world: remember when Tina Fey poked a tiny bit of totally innocuous fun at Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes, warning her to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son? And T. Swizzy blew it all out of proportion by taking herself way too seriously and saying in an interview that “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”? I just wanted to sigh, shake my head, and say, “Taylor. Sweetie. Calm down. It was a JOKE. You can take a joke, can’t you?” That’s how I feel sometimes when I read the comments on my Bump posts.

So remember, the more you put yourself out there, the more people who read your stuff, the more likely it is you will encounter people who just don’t “get” you. Tina Fey and I are starting a support group if you want to join us.


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Lou Mello May 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

So true, sometimes I think I should have cards with me that say “it’s just a joke” and pass them out as soon as I come into a room.


Sarah May 29, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Holy crap there are some judgmental comments on the bump! LOVE your humor. Thanks for the smile.


Abby May 29, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Thank you, Sarah. I’m so much more comfortable here among my people. 🙂


christine May 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Some people just don’t get it. And they take themselves way to serious. Love your post and people that leave comments like that are the ones that have the issues!


Abby May 31, 2013 at 10:14 am

Thanks, Christine. Glad you have my back!


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