Krista - posted on 10/04/2010 ( 39 moms have responded )
It seems the writer had a home birth planned, and even though her young daughters indicated they did not want to be around on the big day, she didn't bother to find somewhere to send them. And then when she went into labour, she decided, "So it was with education in mind -- education with a whiff of indoctrination -- that I wanted them to see a woman give birth. Sort of a health class video meant to supplement the textbook and lectures. After all their excitement and knowledge, I was sure they'd enjoy being a part of it."
They didn't enjoy it. At all.
Do you think this mother was irresponsible, or do you think that this was a needed lesson for her girls, despite their upset?