Friday, April 06, 2007

I've been told!

I made comments on Mommylife.net and got handslapped for "swooping in to argue". There was talk of women choosing to work out of fear, which is ridiculous, and I commented, defending my position. That's not cool, apparently.

I cried a little, but I'm ok now (this is sarcasm by the way). I got a personal email from the blog owner, who is an actual writer of published books and everything! Exciting stuff.

5 Comments:

At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Angela said...

I'm sorry you had such an upsetting experience, hon. It is a difficult subject as nothing strikes a nerve more for a parent than talking about how they are raising their children. And unfortunately there has been arrogance, misinformation and exaggeration on all sides of the issue (helped along by a news media complex that understands sensationalism sells) so people are understandable touchy. Try not to let others' narrowly-defind notions about what makes acceptable child-rearing get to you too much. You're wiser than that. I hope you are feeling better.

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Smoov said...

Ang,

I didn't really cry. That was a joke ;) This particular discussion was just more of the same old crap. Moms at home can defend their choice but if a working mom defends hers, then she is being harsh, judgmental, argumentative, blah blah blah. No worries. I don't need validation from anyone really, well except the kids. And we're all good there!

 
At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Angela said...

hehehehe, good :) Yeah, ya gotta love the hypocrisy. One of my favorites is the common sign-off of "well, I'm a Christian so I won't judge" after they just spent a good paragraph doing just that. I call it the "bless-your-heart" insult :)

 
At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Angela said...

Here ya go:)
http://healthbolt.net/2007/04/10/stop-feeling-guilty-21st-century-parents-spend-more-time-with-their-kids-than-ever/

 
At 12:43 AM, Blogger cackmandu said...

Long time no blog. I just read a book that made me think of you..."Last Child in the Woods". Hvae you read it? If not check it out, I think it may be up your alley. Let me know what you think.

As long as you're not giving your kids beer and not being active in their lives you are doing a fine job.

 

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