Friday, June 05, 2009

Babies get it everyday...

Yesterday I went to the grocery store with my husband and the baby. Normally I don't buy dairy products but we had a craving for ice cream and I had a craving for liquid yogurt. I opened the yogurt bottle on the parking lot and started to drink it, the baby started to whine asking for some, I let him have a tiny bit, barely a taste of it... To my surprised my husband seemed very upset with the idea of giving milk to our baby... He said: "Are you going to give him milk!????" At 13 months old this was the first time my baby tasted any milk products... I don't plan on feeding him dairy until he is much older but I just wanted him to have a taste of it. So I replied: "Babies get this stuff everyday..." My husband pause for a few seconds to think... and then said: "You are right... Wow! Our kids are so luck you breast feed them!

It was very interesting to me to see my husbands reaction, the way what's normal for our family is completely different from what is normal on other families, but specially it was interesting to me how he has completely learned from me the different ways to raise my children and why do I do it, from breast feeding to cloth diapering and homeschooling, a formerly normal mainstreamed guy has become a total believer of natural alternatives and homeschooling. And after many discussions to explain to him why I wanted to do things differently, it was so nice to get this kind of reaction from him because it tells me that he finally got it! And most of all, he appreciates it!!!!

It felt so good...  

1 comment:

Martha said...

Yay for contagious healthy habits, I love it!! Hopefully my husband will demand sweets in the house now (whistling) what do you think?

Kudos to you for staying strong and not allowing society to peer pressure you ;) you rock!