Rebecca Schuman is an education columnist for Slate Magazine and a new mom. But her parenting style is definitely…liberal. So liberal in fact, that she likes to take pictures giving her baby the middle finger and posts them to her Facebook page.
She explains her reasoning for this in a recent piece called “Baby Bird”:
“The reasons I take and post these pictures are varied. I crave emotional release after hours of increasingly desperate nursing, jiggling, rocking, walking, and, my personal favorite, walk-nursing (all wriggling, self-torpedoing 22 pounds of her).
I’m also trying to amuse my husband, to diffuse what could otherwise be even more strain on two adults pushed to the boundaries of civility. And, of course, there’s the defiant gesture of Parenting Realness…my daughter is a grade-A pain in my a** about going to sleep.”