I hate the term “co sleep”
Why is it co sleep and not just sleeping?
Do you co sleep with your husband?
Nee! Jy slaap. Net so.
There’s no co anything
But let’s not try to make everything co seem so taboo
Many people are shocked to hear that my daughter and I share a bed
A sleeping space
We have; since she was born
Is it uncomfortable? Of course! Feels like I am playing a game of Tomb Raider
Every fuckin turn is an opportunity to land face first onto the tiled floor
Let me tell you one reason why we share a space (100% sure there is more than 1)……because I cannot, not now or anytime in the near future afford a suitable bed for her
*I am not going to bore you with the details of why I cannot afford a bed or how I’m a single mother and it goes without saying that I can barely afford to poep
**I’ll let you deduce that on your own time
I will say this though
There are many made-normal terms that I hate
Single Mom & Co Sleep are the only ones I can think of now because, you know, Murphy’s Law
The choices I make are solely for the upbringing of my child and if that includes taboo shit like co sleeping, breastfeeding at 5, cussing or crying infront of the kid; then let me be
We often teach our kids that the one true way to learn anything is to make a mistake first and yet we hold ourselves and other to such high standards and when people fail to meet our expectations we slaughter them.
Face to face
This is wrong
That is wrong
You are wrong