I cannot be neutral here. J is my friend. J has always been super sweet and supportive of me. I <3 her. I can't just sit by and watch everyone bash her unfairly. She has been a member of this group since the beginning and has been helpful and kind to a lot of us. I agree with her on almost everything. She is an awesome mama and person.
I don't have another forum or group to go to. I don't post anywhere else, and I want to cry about the idea of not having this group. I have spent a lot of time and energy here. I am a long time member and prolific poster, and I have always been respectful towards everyone. I think that should say something. But I have to stand up for my friend, as crappy of a job as I may be doing. If I am no longer welcome here because of that, so be it.
I totally agree with the above. I don't post anywhere else on the internet. And even when I felt a little nervous about joining in on the conversation on this DDC, it was J who encouraged me to be more open. So, J, thank you for that! Don't think about dropping out. You, too, Amanda!!!!!!!!!!!!
I check this board everyday. It's the only board on the entire internet I check. It is part of my routine, and I'd really, really hate for a difference in opinions or whatever else has occurred disrupt what is special for a lot of us. I learn from all of you and have so enjoyed the discussion about our kids, our lives, our triumphs, and our problems. We can disagree with each other. It's okay.
Maybe we can agree to some ground rules? If you have a concern that might be embarrassing or controversial, let's just PM. Let's agree to disagree at times. Let's not let group think creep in (i.e., debate still welcome). Abra? Stay, okay?
Edited by ZippyGirl - 4/29/13 at 8:08am