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post #41 of 144
Wait up, guys.... I wanna know why whoever-it-was doesn't like the diaper fairy?? It's so joyful to be TDF and so joyful to be ´visited by her.
post #42 of 144
Butterflymom!!!! I love your new wool!!
post #43 of 144
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Originally Posted by Piffle
Butterflymom!!!! I love your new wool!!

meee tooo.. Kiwi Pie
post #44 of 144
I love my Kiwi Pie too! It's not arriving in Finland until my mom does on July 1st.... my luxe will be with her too!
post #45 of 144
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Originally Posted by Butterflymom
I love my Kiwi Pie too! It's not arriving in Finland until my mom does on July 1st.... my luxe will be with her too!
oh yes.. Luxebaby I can't WAIT to get mine <doing a happy dance>
post #46 of 144
Maybe she was kidding, or maybe she's sick of all the, who wants what from the diaper fairy, threads. Maybe if the diaper fairy list had what people want/need on it, it could eliminate all the threads about that. Maybe that wasn't what she meant, just a guess. :
post #47 of 144
Maybe you're right, Corrie... But I think she just needs a visit from the DF to change her frown upside down!

I love the threads about what people really want, etc.... I love fairying, though, and love the ideas..... Honestly there isn't so much to discuss on a diapering board that we don't have the space to talk about fairying. Enjoyment of fluff (and trouble shooting problems with our fluff goes with that, in order to maximizethe enjoyment) is pretty much the dominant theme here, and gifting fluff goes right alongside that. Just my 2 cents that no one asked for!
post #48 of 144
I also think the DF is a great idea, I am on the list and haven't done any fairying yet or been faired yet, but I could see how it can get annoying to people not on the list. Also I'm beginning to wonder if people are going to start flocking over here from other boards strictly to get on the fairy list in hopes of gettig a free diaper. That's kind of why I wish it would get talked about a little less and add some more of the "mystery" back to it.
post #49 of 144
corrie, i think you hit the nail on the head. there are some MDC readers/posters who have no interest in participating or reading of the diaper fairy and her deliveries and like you said, the knowledge of this list will bring out all of those looking for a free diaper or two.

mehndi mama is not alone in her feelings
post #50 of 144
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Originally Posted by corrie43
I also think the DF is a great idea, I am on the list and haven't done any fairying yet or been faired yet, but I could see how it can get annoying to people not on the list. Also I'm beginning to wonder if people are going to start flocking over here from other boards strictly to get on the fairy list in hopes of gettig a free diaper. That's kind of why I wish it would get talked about a little less and add some more of the "mystery" back to it.
I agree... And I also think its easy to tell when someone is really fishing to be fairied. (Don't get me wrong I don't think that's what OP was doing at all) Just like on TAO when someone is trying to get dddc'd...
KWIM?
post #51 of 144
But you know what? If you don't want to hear about the Diaper Fairy, don't read those threads! Usually it is very easy to see when the threads are fairy related, so just skip em. I skip stuff all the time! :LOL Not fairy stuff, but other stuff that doesn't pertain to me. (Like threads about what the best diapers are for a newborn when I have never cd a newborn and never will, unless God has a really twisted sense of humor!)
post #52 of 144
post #53 of 144
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I agree... And I also think its easy to tell when someone is really fishing to be fairied. (Don't get me wrong I don't think that's what OP was doing at all) Just like on TAO when someone is trying to get dddc'd...
That's what I was getting at too. I have a hard time not thinking that every time I see a post like "go buy this so I won't" or something like that. I never used to have any suspisions about posts like that, but now cuz of the diaper fairy thing I do. I kind of wish it could go back to where it was just very random and rare and there was no official list or anything.
post #54 of 144
I know what you all mean about fishing for a fairy comments. It does make me uncomfortable sometimes. Like everytime I point out a cute item I wonder if people think I am wanting it or something. It was different before. I really can tell when people are fishing (there have only been a few) and it is highly obnoxious I think. But I just ignore them and don't fairy them. It doesn't bother me enough to start a ranting thread. I do like the "what do you want" threads. They are just fun I think. We used to have threads like that prefairy too...what's your ideal stash kind of games. I guess with the diaper fairy some people are expecting free stuff and that's kind of silly. I play the game at times but don't really expect anything. I hope that everyone has the right idea about the fairy, but I'm sure there are people who are waiting for free stuff. I can also see how it can bring the lurkers out to get a freeby. Maybe we should just put our likes and dislikes on the list and not talk about it so much.
But really, that super thin beautiful picture of the fairy offended me. I thought she was cute and frumpy...like a mama. Where's the sagging boobs and large bum?









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post #55 of 144
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Originally Posted by 2much2luv
But really, that super thin beautiful picture of the fairy offended me. I thought she was cute and frumpy...like a mama. Where's the sagging boobs and large bum?
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MamaDaednu posted an awesome pic of the
Angry Fairy . While she isn't that frumpy, she's awfully cute and isn't super skinny. I love that pic...
post #56 of 144
Is she pg?? That is a cute little pooch she's got going... Maybe the pg hormones are causing the pout
post #57 of 144
I think this is one of those things where you need to let people have their negative feelings about the diaper fairy without taking it personally.

There ARE a lot of posts about the DF, so I totally understand why someone(s) would be sick of reading about it. On the other hand, a PP (sorry, I forgot your name) is absolutely right when she says that there's an easy remedy for being sick of it-- don't read the posts. I think this everytime someone posts on a board with "I don't like xyz posts"-- my reaction is whatcha expect everyone ELSE to do about it? Why don't you fix what is your own problem by not readings posts, and/or by posting what you want to talk about?

On the other hand, I also think it should be okay for people to express negative feelings without having everybody shout back that they should just stop reading and/or shut up. It does give the board a chance to reflect on whatever it is that the OP is being critical of, and I don't think that can be a bad thing. I'm glad to read the responses to this thread because I thought I was just thinking mean paranoid thoughts that some threads recently seem to be started for fairy fishing purposes.

I do think this board can get off balance sometimes with a lot of posts about the same subject, and I think that's just the nature of a quick moving and lively board. But over time, some balance is usually restored. And what I mean by balance is that the different subject areas that the board encompasses (information about cloth diapering, discussion of differences between diapers, daily fluffymail, etc etc and of course the diaper fairy) should all get some play time. Honestly, I don't find it a problem to skip DF threads when I am not interested in them (I read some, ignore others), but I am just a bit concerned that this board has become a little too focused on the acquisition of high priced diapering items at the cost of being thoughtful about other aspects of cloth diapering. Buy, buy, buy seems to be the message-- if not for yourself, for deserving others. I wish sometimes that there was less focus on getting diapers and more focus on using them.

But that's my issue. I do not in any way want to be a party pooper about the diaper fairy or any other thread on this board. Please don't take what I said as criticism that you shouldn't post pics of your newest fluffymail or talk about stockings or stalkings. I think that this board can serve everybody's needs, and each of us is responsible for making sure (e.g. posting threads, polls, responses, whatever) that talk about what we are interested in. If what's here is not for you, then you need to make what's here more about you and put it out there, rather than complaining about what's here.

I should so totally take my own advice
Karla
post #58 of 144
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Originally Posted by lifetapestry
I think this is one of those things where you need to let people have their negative feelings about the diaper fairy without taking it personally.
Absolutely.

The world is full of causes that we can become involved in. Because there are so many, individually we can only decide on a few to be important to us otherwise we become stretched too thin, overworked, overtired, and resentful of the whole mess. Those who are not involved in the DF are most likely involved in something else that is important. And that is awesome. It's ok for ppl to not support everything that comes their way.
post #59 of 144
I admit that I am a little annoyed with the diaper fairy too.

it is taking over the board.

If I share that I am having a bad day, I dont want someone to assume that I am fishing for free stuff. But at the same time has anyone noticed that there is a sudden increase in "feel sorry for me" threads? Are they connected or is the world just going through a be mean to diaper mom phase... or maybe we are all going through a complain phase we need a fishing icon because some people are downright obvious and it is obnoxious.



Even here... she posts that she hates the fairy and people right away assume it is a jelous comment and she just needs to be sent a free something to make her like the fairy. cant buy the fairy love baby


*disclaimer* I love to be a part of it, I have gotten a beautiful soaker that someone made especially for me- and that is better than any hyena diaper I might pine for. I am also working on stuff to fairy other people. I just think that the fairy stuff might need to be contained a little more. Maybe if you get something then keep it to the fluff thread. Your fairy has an easier time looking for you there to see your joy.


Jenn- I wish I could post a picture my digital is broke :
post #60 of 144
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Originally Posted by Aherne
But at the same time has anyone noticed that there is a sudden increase in "feel sorry for me" threads? Are they connected or is the world just going through a be mean to diaper mom phase... or maybe we are all going through a complain phase we need a fishing icon because some people are downright obvious and it is obnoxious
I have definately had that same thought, especially when it is a fairly new poster saying something like "Woe is me, I only have 7 diapers and I am trying to diaper 3 kids with them. If only I had a few more diapers....but not those cheapie prefolds, I can only use FCB AIO's....wonder where I could get some...." That sort of thing, ya know?

I agree the mystery is gone too, with the "if you haven't been fairy'ed, post here" threads. I don't mind that they are here, and i do just skip over them, but they just feel icky to me, you know? I sort of like the quiet random act of kindness idea, not the public requests for diapers idea. But to each their own.

Lori
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