Yest that’s true you’ve read it correctly. I’m not joking. That was my friend response when I asked her where I can buy a playpen for my baby boy. You should see my face. It was like ‘What the **ck you talking about’? She has a Mom with her and she is taking care of her babies. She doesn’t know how it is to go to the toilet with a little audience. So how she can say something like that. Who gave her a rights for that?
Of course I didn’t bother about her opinion and I bought a lovely green playpen and I’m so fricking happy about that. You know why? Because I know again how freedom feels like. I can do a dinner, go to toilet and clean a house without any problems and little fellow in my arms. Is it mean for anyone being lazy?
I really like to be on my own in toilet but it’s almost like ‘Mission Impossible’ if my son is not in his playpen. He is really fast if he see that I’m leaving a room. And very very loud. It’s really important for me to do some housework. Sometimes I can’t do things wen he is sleeping because I need to rest before my work. As a Mom you know how long it take to iron all baby’s clothes. It takes ages to do that. So I’m putting my little bug to his playpen and doing that horrible (I truly hate it) job.
If someone want to say that I’m lazy than go ahead. My baby, my house and my playpen. I don’t see anything wrong in it. I can only see a lot of advantages. And not only for me but also for my baby. I know that he is safe and noting wrong can happen to him. Like couple months ago I left a room for two seconds to check something in a kitchen. I didn’t hear that he leave a room. And you know what? He fell down the stairs because we didn’t have a gate yet. Now I know that he will be OK. Also I’m not putting him there for whole day or even a half. What’s more it’s not every day but only when I need to do some housework. So if anyone want to say that we are lazy parents we are fine with that.
Let me know in comments if you are using (used) playpen and what forced you to buy it.