Even before I became pregnant for the first time I knew I didn’t want to be the family that had the 3 year old in diapers. Early potty training, to me, was just going to be potty training. I didn’t consider it a “fad” or a “thing”. It was just the way we were going to do it.
Fast forward to the delivery room, take 1. I distinctly recall, with a slimy newborn on my chest, talking to the nurse about how we’ll start training Sweet Girl at 9 months old. Her reply was along the lines of “oh, you’re one of those.”
I didn’t realize there were “those” to be categorized. But, as I soon found out, with any parenting decision there will be distinct divisions and “sides”. And yes, a lot of the time we are “those” parents.