Have you ever gone to Karaoke? I used to go pretty often though it's been several years.
Well there are two types of people who enjoy Karaoke.
1. People who are there to have fun and sing their little hearts out even if they can't carry a tune in a bucket.
2. People who take it very very seriously and get pissed when you drunkenly giggle at their rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings (true story).
I think parenting is a bit like Karaoke.
There are people like me who are flying by the seat of our pants and not sweating the small stuff figuring if our kids grow up not to be serial killers we will have succeeded.
And people who treat every single milestone as a life or death struggle and get really pissed that one you aren't following their glowing example and two you just offered their kid a non healthy treat.
Sure parenting is important and we should do our best to raise great kids but come on people it's supposed to be fun. Laugh at the poop, enjoy those sticky hugs, and don't worry about what everyone else thinks.