ooh, good analogy right at the end....Clarity, I addressed my original EC/AP comments in another thread, so let me summarize:
YES, in response to a post where it was wondered how EC could possibly be AP, I took the "other side" (my words) and challenged how diapering could be AP. Shocking? Yes! And yes again, I do feel that a paradigm shift is in order here.... I realize NOW that saying something so radical offended several people here. I am sorry for that.... at the same time, it was radical statements which challenged the very nature of what we do when we diaper our children, that clicked the light-bulb on for many people about EC.
I have a special talent for running off at the mouth... sometimes I can couch it all in PC language and make nice, but sometimes my passion overtakes me.
If saying that I truly deeply believe that EC will one day be entrenched in the AP pantheon of co-sleeping, babywearing, breastfeeding and that diapering, by it's nature (ie: it is not what babies are biologically conditioned to expect.. something I think AP is all about) is not in *my* defintion of AP disqualifies me from posting on this board, I'm okay with that.
I love it when I see someone with a passionate fiery strongly held opinion about cloth diapering, for example.. it doesn't offend me. But you're right, I should take into account that not everyone has my thick skin.
Ahleemah - who thinks EC is the essence of AP.... ACK! I SAID IT AGAIN!!!! but didn't write the rulebook of AP, so what do I know.
Now, you all go back to your regularly scheduled program....
(MMM! I just thought of the comparison I was thinking of.... all you other nice EC'ers are the LLL of EC, whereas I am the Militant Breastfeeding Cult bitch EC'er... )
(one more P.S. the dicussion in my playgroup recently was how to use doublers so you could avoid changing your child while out and about or in the carseat. I'm soooo pleased that no mom on this board would ever ever do that!)