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post #141 of 170
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Originally Posted by J_Van
ehhh, yeah I see the difference. hmmm ... trying to think of another but rapidly losing interest in this topic.
What about:
Going in the Nut / good eating forum and saying,

I can't believe people pay $8/lb for organic free range beef! Have you ever seen beef for so much?

The people who buy it would say, "It is worth it to me to pay more because I feel better about the conditions the cattle live in and the health of my family."

The other people would say, "I cannot afford to spend that on beef but it sounds delicious" or "I choose not to eat beef" or "I could not ever imagine spending $8/lb on ground beef".


Or maybe going in the Pumping support area and saying "I can't believe people spend $155 on a breast pump!"

To which I would say, "I was shocked at first at the price of the Medela, but found that it was necessary to continue feeding my child BM when I went back to work. It was more comfortable to use that pump and I could pump quicker."
post #142 of 170
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Originally Posted by ShabbyChic
Do they get riled up when the rich people send them things for free?

Whoa.
post #143 of 170
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Originally Posted by ShabbyChic
I'm not getting the laughter.
Edited my post. I was laughng IRL about other things, and typed :L0L by reflex.
post #144 of 170
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Originally Posted by greenwoman2006
We got snow here in Western Oregon! In March! It is insane!
I used to live in Lebanon (near Albany, I think?) and it snowed 2" one year...first snow in 15 years and they closed the schools. For 2"!!! So I know that snow is rare in those parts!
post #145 of 170
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Originally Posted by oetien
Edited my post. I was laughng IRL about other things, and typed :L0L by reflex.
Signs you are ODing on MDC:
#1 - you are typing LOL reflexively.
#2 - you are SAYING LOL when something is funny instead of laughing.
post #146 of 170
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Originally Posted by boingo82
What about:
Going in the Nut / good eating forum and saying,

I can't believe people pay $8/lb for organic free range beef! Have you ever seen beef for so much?

The people who buy it would say, "It is worth it to me to pay more because I feel better about the conditions the cattle live in and the health of my family."

The other people would say, "I cannot afford to spend that on beef but it sounds delicious" or "I choose not to eat beef" or "I could not ever imagine spending $8/lb on ground beef".


Or maybe going in the Pumping support area and saying "I can't believe people spend $155 on a breast pump!"

To which I would say, "I was shocked at first at the price of the Medela, but found that it was necessary to continue feeding my child BM when I went back to work. It was more comfortable to use that pump and I could pump quicker."
Good examples!
post #147 of 170
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Originally Posted by boingo82
Signs you are ODing on MDC:
#1 - you are typing LOL reflexively.
#2 - you are SAYING LOL when something is funny instead of laughing.
now i'm laughing for real!
post #148 of 170
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Originally Posted by ShabbyChic
Do they get riled up when the rich people send them things for free?
Getting kind of tense there.
This does nothing but further the divide between rich and poor.
post #149 of 170
Or maybe going in the Pumping support area and saying "I can't believe people spend $155 on a breast pump!"

To which I would say, "I was shocked at first at the price of the Medela, but found that it was necessary to continue feeding my child BM when I went back to work. It was more comfortable to use that pump and I could pump quicker."[/QUOTE]


I do not think that you can compare feeding yourself wholesome food, or feeding your baby the perfect food, with art. I mean, people call some dipes "fluff" for a reason, right? The higher end dipes are a bonus to a necessity. And I think that there are some really cute ones out there.

But when shopping for my breast pump, I went with a used one that was in good condition and reliable. It was not embellished. It was not sequined or glittery. So, there is definitely a difference between these things I think. I make some of my own diapers, and those are the ones that I can afford to make pretty. I am thankful and quite content that I get to be creative that way. And seeing lovely dipes that WAHMs make inspires me to make some fun dipes for my baby.
post #150 of 170
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Originally Posted by boingo82
We're 2 hours NE of you, it is snowing here too. IT has been snowing all day!!! It is insane! It did not even FREEZE here until December...usually in March it is in the 70s-80s. NUTS I tell you. Most years we get no snow at all, today it has been snowing for 5 hours and it's sticking on roofs.
You must be getting our weather cause it is a beautiful sunny day here in Chicago. Normally in march we are still buried in snow. Of course now I just jinxed myself..
post #151 of 170
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Originally Posted by boingo82
I used to live in Lebanon (near Albany, I think?) and it snowed 2" one year...first snow in 15 years and they closed the schools. For 2"!!! So I know that snow is rare in those parts!
Yep, you know what I am talking about! And the snow was sticking!
post #152 of 170
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Originally Posted by greenwoman2006
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I do not think that you can compare feeding yourself wholesome food, or feeding your baby the perfect food, with art. I mean, people call some dipes "fluff" for a reason, right? The higher end dipes are a bonus to a necessity. And I think that there are some really cute ones out there.

But when shopping for my breast pump, I went with a used one that was in good condition and reliable. It was not embellished. It was not sequined or glittery. So, there is definitely a difference between these things I think. I make some of my own diapers, and those are the ones that I can afford to make pretty. I am thankful and quite content that I get to be creative that way. And seeing lovely dipes that WAHMs make inspires me to make some fun dipes for my baby.
OK, not a perfect analogy...btw my pump was used too. Not sparkly or fancy but it got the job done!
I also get inspiration from the fancy dipes - and I don't have a problem with them or with anyone who buys them! Again, I love that there is a market for nice things because it would be awful boring for the WAHMs otherwise.
I just don't think the OP was being critical at ALL and don't understand why some folks got so riled up over the posts that woulc not spend that much!
post #153 of 170
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Originally Posted by Momto2boysNagirl
You must be getting our weather cause it is a beautiful sunny day here in Chicago. Normally in march we are still buried in snow. Of course now I just jinxed myself..
You want it back? We were going to be tearing out the aforementioned back door tomorrow, but not with this 80% chance of snow! Not exactly the weather for a giant hole in the side of my house!!
post #154 of 170
Thread Starter 
Alice, did you know it's really sunny in Maryland today? My boys and I spent most of the afternoon in the back yard playing in the sandbox and water tub. Had a lovely time!
post #155 of 170
This thread is interesting!
post #156 of 170
Ummmm.....no.
post #157 of 170
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Originally Posted by oetien
Anyone can afford to bf in public without a blanket.
Some women can't breastfeed in public without a blanket because they can't relax without their blanket and if they can't relax the milk won't eject. I think that's analogous to not being able to choose hyena diapers.

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Originally Posted by greenwoman2006
I actually did not suggest that cloth diapering is about stash.
You said:
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Originally Posted by greenwoman2006
Isn't cloth diapering about keeping our children safe and keeping our environment (for their future) safe? It isn't about who has the most expensive stash people.
You are the only person on the thread to suggest the idea of cloth diapering being about who has the most expensive stash.

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Originally Posted by greenwoman2006
I spend birthday and holiday money on bills.
My point is being missed. My only point was that not everyone who has splurged on a special diapering item is "affluent."

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Originally Posted by greenwoman2006
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Originally Posted by Sustainer
No one has said that people who can't afford to buy an expensive diaper should feel guilty.
I did not say that someone said that, I felt that it was implied.
When was it implied?? No one would ever imply such a thing! That's ridiculous!

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Originally Posted by greenwoman2006
We all have our priorities and it is our own business what we do with our income.
Exactly. Thank you for saying that.

As far as trying to find an analogy for this thread, just about any forum where people talk about a product would work. Try going to the babywearing forum and saying "I can not believe someone would pay $100 for a sling" and see what kind of reactions you get. Or try going to whatever the forum is where people talk about carseats (some people are really addicted to those things) and saying "I can not believe someone would pay $500 for a car seat" (or however much those expensive ones cost... is Britax the expensive brand?) and see what kind of reactions you get.
post #158 of 170
i...like big butts and i cannot lie...

post #159 of 170
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Originally Posted by boingo82
Signs you are ODing on MDC:
#1 - you are typing LOL reflexively.
#2 - you are SAYING LOL when something is funny instead of laughing.
#3 - you call your husband "dh" instead of saying his given name....
post #160 of 170
...you other brothers can't deny... that when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist ... and a round thing in your face...
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