Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dad tip #1: Don't let your wife read the freakin' Nest!

I couldn't think of a more fitting or more helpful piece of advice to kick this site off with than to warn husbands/fathers to somehow prevent your wives from reading The Nest is the devil incarnate.

The Nest will put CRAZY ideas in your wife's head and will make her doubt or question every and any possible thing about your child. For example, if you were wondering, "Hmm, I wonder when our baby will start rolling over?", your wife will hop on to a Nest message board and determine not only that your child should've been rolling over weeks ago (regardless of how old he or she is), but also that everyone else's child has been sleeping soundly through the night since birth and is already somewhat well-versed in metaphysics and the finer details of constructing a Japanese haiku ... IN JAPANESE.

As a side note, The Nest has also accidentally accepted shady advertising in the past that has resulted in nasty virus-y things being installed on people's machines and forced people (read: ME) to clean spyware off of the computer. And yes, I realize that there's some sort of irony in having to link to a Nest message board for documentation on said issue, but I honestly couldn't find reference to this elsewhere right now.

So, do what you have to and keep your wife away from The Nest!

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Blogger QueSarahSarah said...

Yes. Don't LET your wife read the Nest. Wives shouldn't read too much anyway. Too much cookin' and cleanin' and barefoot baby tendin' to be done. No time to be concerned with the worldly pursuit of education!

April 20, 2008 9:11 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

C. can't write a haiku yet? You and wifey should really get right on that...

Is the nest really THAT bad? I mean, could it make someone, say, throw away hundreds of dollars worth of plastic bottles and pacifiers and other stuff because they're afraid their daughter is ingesting nasty chemicals that will make her reach puberty by age four? And make them re-buy all of it at double the cost even though their daughter will only be bottle fed for a few more months? No way!

April 21, 2008 5:17 PM  
Blogger QueSarahSarah said...

Actually, I've been thinking about it and your advice is somewhat sage. There's some good information to be found on the Nest, however some of the gals are pretty intense. I'm all for setting the bar high, but I'm just not willing to breastfeed my son until he's in High School.

April 21, 2008 8:43 PM  
Blogger Gordon said...

Ok, so I am going to be guilty of unfairly lumping together a bunch of different groups here. However, I think you should extend your advice about the Nest to a general caution around all the fringy mom's groups that basically feed on your wife's guilt and convince her she is a bad mom. I'm talking about YOU, breast-is-best/baby-wearing/
infant-potty fanatics. Not that any of the ideas are bad, but sheesh, no need to force your parenting techniques onto someone else.

April 22, 2008 9:34 AM  

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