Following a somewhat heated argument between my husband and myself as to whether the overall effects of weaning Jamie at this stage are likely to be good (his view) or bad (my view), I felt it might be helpful to get as much information as possible on how it’s worked out with other children. (Yes, I know the plural of ‘anecdote’ isn’t ‘data’, but anecdotes can still be useful for giving a general idea of what sorts of things might happen.)
Anyway. That is just the essential background. The salient point is this: I have just made a post to an Internet parenting group explaining the above and stating, clearly, that what I am after here is experiences rather than opinions.
The question, dear readers, is this: How long will it be before someone decides that what that means is “But what I _really_ need is your opinion” and proceeds, accordingly, to give it?
Bets may be placed either on that, or on how many people will do so, or on both. There are probably other potential betting topics involved, such as how persistent people will be in insisting that their belief is the one and only objectively correct way to bring up a child and how long it will be before someone invokes the name of Dr Sears, but let’s keep it simple here.
Place your bets now, ladies and gentlemen!