Moxie Madness Round 2 Voting Part IV

Final batch of match-ups for Round 2! Some truly difficult pairings today. Voting is open 9 am EDT Monday to 9 am EDT Tuesday.


Sears Division:

Your child is bitten by another child

You try really, really hard not to think there is something seriously wrong with the miserable little brat who bit your kid, but waves of aggressive hatred are pulsing through you as you try to comfort your hurt child.



The horror…


2.13 Which is worse? free polls 



Weissbluth Division:

Mother-in-law second-guesses you

The internal conflict of genuinely not caring what she thinks but knowing you need to keep the peace anyway and realizing that it truly is a competition no matter what it should be. And if you don't reinforce boundaries right now you lose your authority.



Your child is in constant, massive discomfort.


2.14 Which is worse? free polls 



Leach Division:

Food allergy

Never safe unless it's something you made yourself in your own kitchen, and not always even then.


Potty training

No, really, how many months is this going to take?


2.15 Which is worse? free polls 



Babywise Division:

Electricity goes out and you lose your frozen breast milk stash

Ounces and ounces of breastmilk, every drop a victory, all gone.



Pain and fever that makes you think you might not actually wake up.


2.16 Which is worse? free polls 



Woot! Done with Round 2, and on to the Sweet Sixteen, starting tomorrow at 9 am EDT.

11 thoughts on “Moxie Madness Round 2 Voting Part IV”

  1. I had predicted mastitis would go far but it’s getting it’s butt kicked by losing the milk stash! As someone who had both happen I can say with no hesitation whatsoever that mastitis is worse.

  2. I am surprised that I am getting farther from the group as voting continues. I was almost always on the winning side in round one. Now, I’m batting 50/50 at best.

  3. I’m still almost always voting for the one that turns out to be in the lead.I said it in the poll comments once, but I predict that losing breastmilk will win. Even with as horrible as I have heard mastitis being, it will eventually end. You can NEVER replace the time, effort, and product of six months (!!!) worth of pumping.

  4. I would agree, since at one point I had a huge stash, but I guess it depends on how big the stash is. Also, I never had mastitis, but considering that every time I got sick with a newborn I begged to just have the “normal” sleep-deprivation and craziness, I can imagine mastitis feeling like the end of the world.

  5. I’ve never had a stash at all and no mastitis, but we’re in the midst of the infamous 18 month sleep regression (and my son has always woken atleast 4 times a night and MUST nurse back down or no dice/tantrum/screaming/etc) I am not handling it very well, feels like the 4-month and the 9-month regressions all over again only with more feelings of inadequacy and resentment. So tired… can’t think straight.

  6. Mastitis in my books kicks pretty much everything’s butt. Apart from 9 month sleep regressions. Oh, and that whole birth thang.

  7. Yeah, I really do think anyone who actually had mastitis would say it’s worse than most other options. Honestly, mastitis was far, far worse than unmedicated labor for me. Yes you know it ends (though I was horribly sick for almost 5 days when I had it), but it often does come back. I was so terrified of getting it again that I went through a couple months of obsessive behavior trying to prevent it. It’s the sickest I’ve ever been, with a high fever, chills, nausea, and boobs so sore that just breathing made them hurt. Forget getting comfortable in bed! And instead of burying your head under the blanket and just moaning for your partner to kill you (ahem), you have to get up and nurse even more, which then made my supply skyrocket and caused all kinds of problems. It was just torture. I’d choose a sleep regression, losing a breast milk stash, mommy drive-bys, poopslosion, and just about everything else over mastitis!

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