Baby Baby All the Time

17 Mar

RageIf there’s one thing that enrages me it’s…well, let’s not kid ourselves, there are a LOT of things that enrage me!

But recently I have read a lot of posts on the Interwebs that I can only call “anti-mom”. Or at least positively demeaning to mothers. You can read my response to one of the posts here.

As the rage subsided from yesterday’s anger-induced coma, I was surfing Twitter and found a worse post about children and moms.

I quickly went from a cool-headed Bruce Banner to The Hulk again.

To give you a little background, this blogger refers to herself as the “Childless Bitch” and needless to say, the name is very fitting. I might even rename her “Childless Fucking [fill in the blank with a word that I won't even write on my blog in case my mother reads this post] Who Should Find Some Where Else to Blog” if they are looking for a new blog title.

Apparently CB, as people are calling her, has quite a long list of anti-mom posts that you can read here. Let me warn you that if you are anything like me, these posts will get your blood boiling. Here is a small sampling of her most recent bile:

As a vacant vessel — read: lady without a baby, I am here to throw some enlightenment your way regarding a specific Facebook phenomenon. New moms, especially the stay at home type, have taken to their Facebook status updates as a means of letting the world know every detail of their spawn’s daily developments…

…Shut the F*&% Up Parents is a collection of Facebook status updates that make our eggs instantly dry up. It documents every offense from using your baby’s face as your profile picture to thoughts on burying placenta in the backyard. Yes, non-mommies find these tidbits offensive – as in OMG, we really don’t care that you are about to walk your infant to the duck park.

First of all, let me ask: Why the Fuckity Fuck Fuck would a MOM’S WEBSITE be posting these rants?! Seriously! If your website is all about motherhood and parenting, why would you let some total bitch who obviously hates children post this “articles” for all the moms to read?

Secondly, to address CB’s issue, asking a parent to not discuss their child is like me telling my non-parent friends to not discuss their jobs, husbands, or dogs. Then life (and conversation) would be pretty boring wouldn’t it?

And not only is it ridiculously rude to ask someone to not write or talk about their children, it’s down right demeaning, as if our life (which pretty much consists of ONLY dirty diapers and walks with our children through the duck park) is far too boring and pedestrian for the uber-hip non-baby folk.

I’m sure my friends could give a shit if Baby Bee spelled “milk” by herself or used the potty for the first time, but if they truly are my friends, they listen, smile and maybe even give me the occasional “oh, how cute!” even if they don’t mean it.

And to both “Future Mama” (even though, yes, the majority of this point does not pertain to you) and “Childless Bitch”, while you both probably mean well (I can only assume that CB is attempting to be funny. EPIC FAIL there, bitch.), why don’t you come back over when you have your own “spawn” to deal with.

Hopefully your Facebook Status won’t be the only thing to change.

Song title: Baby Baby All the Time by Diana Krall

8 Responses to “Baby Baby All the Time”

  1. Daniel March 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    why do you let these ladies (assuming they really are female) get to you? every group of people has someone out to harass them…it’s the way life is. if it’s not for being a mother, it’ll be for being a woman, or driving the type of car you do, or for being blonde, or for the type of clothes you wear, etc etc.

    ignore the bitches.

  2. Steph March 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    I’m a little surprised that momlogic posted it. Seems counter-intuitive to me.

    That aside, don’t take that kind of stuff personally. Like Daniel said some people just need to bitch. If it wasn’t about parents who post inane crap on Facebook, it’d be about something else. Anything to make themselves feel better about themselves and their choices.

    All that aside, I think boring Facebook statuses or Twitter updates happen regardless of whether or not people have kids. I’ve seen plenty of yawn-inducing stuff from non-parents.

  3. Betts March 17, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    I’m afraid to click on any of the links. I’m nice a calm, but I don’t think I can help myself. I hope my head doesn’t explode.

  4. Betts March 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    I’m okay, and my head didn’t explode. What does she know? She thinks a Baby Bjorn goes on your back! Someday, if she has a child, she’ll learn A LOT. If she never has a child, she’ll miss out on the most overwhelming, all encompassing love that can be felt.

  5. Rachael March 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    WTF? My biggest question here is what the hell is this doing on Mom Logic? I don’t get it. I kind of feel like e-mailing them to find out in what way they feel that alienating Moms will make us want to read their site. Maybe you’re right and it’s supposed to be “funny” but it’s really not. It’s just insulting. Seriously people, why so NEGATIVE? Can’t we all just get along? If you don’t want to read it, then don’t read it. Don’t be friends with those people. And the website she referenced, the STFU Parents? That is completely mean and negative. I can’t believe people need to spend their time saying such mean things about other people and attacking them. Isn’t there something better people could spend their time on??

  6. Camille March 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    Okay, a grittier side of me, mostly in jest. ;)

    1. Step away from the garbage!
    2. This woman is a polemicist like Ann Coulter or anyone else who likes to fan the flames through hate speech. Complete waste of life, no more thought necessary. Convicts offer more value to society. Times like these, it’s a shame we’re not fascists. ;)
    3. I’m honestly disappointed in Mom Logic for being “open-minded” to hate speech. “Open-minded” is one thing. Other things are just toxic. Logistically, her column offers no intrinsic value other than to enrage.
    4. To me, what’s more offensive are the twits who encourage her with their bullshit comments. Can I call you a slut because “I say what I want!” Sluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut.

  7. the mama bird diaries March 18, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    Wow. From that excerpt, she sounds very bitter and very unhappy.

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