Dude, you’re doing your best. If anyone gets that it’s the other parents around you. If your kid licks, bites or spits up on me- that’s totally cool, cause chances are my kiddo is going to return the favor. This is about something much bigger though, it’s about the pressure we all put on ourselves to have perfect children. Let me burst that bubble for you, our kids— no matter how polite, smart and wonderful— are going to destroy shit and sneeze on people. And I happen to think that’s ok (and sometimes funny). I ache for new moms who apologize for their child’s every move, I ache for the self-pressure they must feel. I feel enough pressure and judgement as a new parent, so I’m saving the self-doubt and apologies for when they’re really needed (I’m talking malicious behavior, crashing your car or stealing your wife).
So please don’t say sorry for kids being kids, let’s not teach them that curiosity, exploration, and pushing boundaries is something to apologize for, or what a boring generation we will raise.