Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ah, F@ck Yas All!!! (rant alert)

Boy I'm in a shitty mood today...

I don't know what has come over me, but I'm feeling incredibly taken advantage of... Like everywhere I turn, I'm being taken for granted... I think everyone has days like this, though... Right now, I want to send the kids to school because they seem to be hell-bent on NOT helping me with anything around the house, stealing food, waking the baby as soon as he goes to sleep, or distracting him while he is feeding, just being plain inconsiderate!!!

Meanwhile, I'm feeling like all the work I do for AP is totally useless because AP is misrepresented everywhere!!! If people aren't saying we molly-coddle our kids and let them grow up only thinking of their own needs, then they're saying AP is very liberal in that it is all about doing whatever suits your family - which while true to some extent, just ain't so... Some people's idea of doing what works includes tying their child down to his bed... Or implement Controlled Crying, or smacking (because my child really NEEDS to be smack or else s/he just won't listen and it's not safe)...

I accept that parents are humans, god knows I'm completely and utterly human, and being human means sometimes being selfish and hurtful, even towards our children... I accept that... But parents who follow AP ideals don't try to justify being selfish and hurtful towards their children, they try to strive for being emotionally supportive of, and respectful toward, their children, right??? So, there are boundaries to what AP encapsulates, right???

Also, AB is constantly being flamed on other sites, because apparently we're very cliquey and bitchy, and yet we're supposed to just be ok with other sites raising revenue by using our site... Yes, we have a lot of shared members, and yes, those member need not show loyalty to one site or another, we're not trying to force people to pick sides or anything, LOL... But seriously, we don't allow flaming of other sites on our site. We encourage members on our site to be respectful of other sites and members, even when we disagree strongly with views promoted on other sites, and today I feel like that is being taken advantage of because people think we won't mind, because despite being called bitchy on other sites, we're not, so it's ok to use our site to raise money for another site, yk?

Yeah, so today I'm being unreasonable, overly sensitive and childish. I just want to turn tail and flee to the top of the nearest mountain and not have to deal with people at all...

Send the boys to school
Give away trying to promote AP online
Say it like it is about the way other sites treat our site

Just scream "F*ck Yas All"!

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be back to my mostly optimistic self - sorry for the rant...

9 comments:

HipbubbyMama said...

(((((hugs)))))) You know we do good work, and you in particular get points across in an excellent manner. I know how disheartening it can be though :( We ARE gettng through to people thoguh-the ones who count-and the others just arent worth it anyway.

But on the rest-I hear ya *sigh* I've just been sending PM's and am worried I've come across nazi like-but it has to be said. I'm off now to go get a bottle of Pink to soothe my nerves rofl ;-)

Sif said...

Ah, a bottle of Pink, I wonder if I have time to call Dave before he leaves work???

Sif said...

Yay! A bottle of Pink coming home with Dave!

katef said...

Ah I agree bugger them all --- have no idea what you guys have been up against but if people can't play nice then blow the lot of them! I for one appreciate what you (and Jayne) do more than I will ever be able to express... and more importantly my girls appreciate it and don't even know it!

Sif said...

Thanks Kate, it's been a few "little" things recently that leave a yucky taste in the mouth because even to defend yourself seems to buy into the bitchiness, and not defending yourself ad nauseum, well, just leaves you feeling sick... Is that cryptic enough for you...

Leah said...

Same no idea, but wanna send you *hugs* and say don't let the bastards get you down!

Bin Mitch's Mum said...

Oh Sif, can totally understand you feeling that way, I think we all do at times. But please know (and I think you do) that there are many of us that truly appreciate everything you do and I am extremely grateful that AB exists as it's a huge reason I am who I am today and have the strength to stand up for myself and do a lot of the things I am now doing... Enjoy your pink and hope tomorrow looks brighter for you...

loz said...

Hugs Sif I will join the list of being really appreciative of ever finding AB and sothankfulfor allof the work that goes intoit and has gone intointhe past. Have a few glasses for me and I hope tomorow is a better day

anastasia_wolf said...

I don't know what's going on either but I know I will always defend AB if I see it being slandered on another site (I haven't yet luckily) because for me AB, is my home... I visit other forums but AB is the best yk? *hugs* and I hope you feel better about everything else soon...

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