The potential facilitator pretty much wants us to redo our book. Sigh.
I found a lot of her suggestions to be fine. I can rework it much in the way she wants.
But she wants us to take out the pictures of the cats. She says a lot of birth mothers skip over books because of cats. There apparently is some old wives tale about cats sitting on a baby's face and suffocating it.
This bothers me on so many levels. One, I sort of feel like it makes it seem like she sees birth mothers as ignorant and superstitious, which is kind of an insult to them. And I also feel like it will misrepresent us to take them out. They are part of our family.
She told us all her suggestions were optional and we didn't have to take them.
But talking to her about it made me, for the first time, feel pressure. I felt like I was talking to a high pressure marketing person. I didn't like it.
Part of me thinks we should just do what she says, for the most part. Looking for another outreach person -- an agency or attorney or another facilitator -- just seems like too much at this point. I enjoyed talking to her.
I just don't like high pressure and I felt a little pressure.
I'm not sure what to do. Sleeping on things is always good, so that is what I'm going to do.