Originally Posted by Village Mama
As a cloth dipering mama, I have never experienced such snobbery amongst cloth diapering mothers. Why do we cloth diaper in the first place? There are lots of reasons that people choose to parent in the ways they do.I for one diaper my child in this way for the environmental/comfort reasons. I would prefer that people did not fill our landfills with lots of crap. I would also love for there to be world peace, but I don't spend my energy critisizing others who choose different lifestyles. What is a LLL meeting for anyways? Be thankful that you are so enlightend... just look at what the rest of us poor saps are up against! I know I will get burned for this post but when did this choice become such a definining point for you; and why the obsession? (ignore me! )
First understand, I went there not just for BF info but to compare wool and fitteds w/ all the crunchy mamas! Can you imagine my dissapointment!!!!!
I blieve I did not make myself clear in my OP so I will here -I AM NOT obsessed w/ personal choice but AM obssessed w/ UNEDUCATED SNOBBERY.
No one told me or suggest to me that we CD. In my continuing quest to make sure that I am making the RIGHT choices for my son, I came across many topics on CDing. I reasearched and found that this was the right choice for us and the environment. So, here we are in the diapering forum (and frequently the TP or some WHAM site
. It was and is my continuing quest that has helped me to better Dylan's life/lifestyle.
Here is the difference between myself and those moms - I DON'T boast my feigned superiority in front of others to make them feel small or to make myself feel good.
Bottom line this was not what I thought a LLL meeting should be to me it was a gathering of the local CDless clique.
Total and complete honesty here - I don't boast my superiority but I do at times feel both superior and different because of the CHOICES I have made for Dylan. But, I am comfortable with these feelings. (Hey I AM being honest. ) I am ver concious of not making others feel inferior because of my or thier choices.
It is not my place to judge thier uninformed/informed choices, but I don't have to subject my son or myself to thier actions.
Another quick visual for ya - Have you ever been to a sporting event where the fans in the stands have done the wave (standing up and throwing thier hands in the air in succession)? Well imagine a wave of noses when we began changing our cloth diaper or WIO. They all around the room began to go up in the air, then would ever so briefly come down out of couriosity, only to shoo right back up again before any of thier peers or myself could notice.
It was quite entertianing, :LOL really!
These ladies were just RUDE
: . They made plans for all of them to go to lunch pointedly excluding Dylan and myself. Seemingly because we were different; because we oenly and proudly
: . The leader did ask us to join them but we declined. I could tell she was bothered by this because I spoke with her late last night and she said she felt bad that we didn't join them for lunch. I told her not to think twice about! It was our "date" lunch day anyway.
Anywho, to prove to you that I am not anti "sposie-mommies" - there was another visiting mom at the LLL group that needed help and I invited her to my afternoon group in the next town and she came and was quite thankful. She had two children in sposies.Again, I AM NOT choice obsessive! What I AM is uneducated snobbery obsessive - this effects others . A mama less sure of herself or her choice, be it CDing, BFing, whatever might have second guessed herself when these ladies so quickly and rudely shunned her different choice.CDing like many other avenues we choose is decided through educating ourselves continuoiusly and not being closed minded when something new rears it's head.
I have now stepped down off the box, you may contiue with your post browsing and please overlook me!!!!