In my 3 3/4 month experience, I’ve learned that there are 2 groups of moms out there. I’ve been very fortunate enough to find a great group of mommy friends from the Group A bucket. We’ve shared weekly highlights, baby firsts, funny stories, struggling stories and sugary treats together. Back up, you say? What’s a Group A mom, you say? It’s very easy to tell the difference between a Group A mom and a Group B mom. For instance, after saying, “my 4 month old slept 10 hours last night” each mom will respond slightly differently, ultimately categorizing themselves into 1 of said 2 groups.
- Group A: “That’s great! And only 4 months – way to go little man!”
- Group B: “For now”
Why so cynical Group B mom? Did you forget how hard it is those first few months? How the tiniest of wins feels ginormously amazing? Whatever the reason, I don’t like your style. Nope, not one bit! You couldn’t possibly think you’re telling us something we don’t know. Us Group A mom’s aren’t naiive enough to think that once you hit 10 hours means you’ll never have a 3 hour night again. But why call it out?
It’s sometimes hard to spot a Group B mom. They also tend to hide behind the following phrases –
- “Sleeping 10 hours? That will change in about 2 months.”
- “Isn’t fussy? Wait until he starts teething.”
- “Just rolled over for the first time? Time to babyproof and kiss your clean house goodbye.”
- “Better eye traction? Cancel Showtime, don’t want baby watching Dexter now do we.”
- “Started mimicking your sounds? Time to put Disney Radio on and KROQ off.”
And, of course, a dead giveaway statement from a Group B mom – “just wait.”