post #21 of 48
7/12/03 at 9:23pm
|Originally posted by rwikene
The mommies who have mountains of laundry but diapers are always washed and folded, not that they stay folded for very long b/c the kiddos have them from one end of the house to another. Their houses are messy most of the time, when it is clean it's for company.
|Originally posted by Bridgett
Thank you all for stopping by and reading my column. I really enjoyed reading your comments. You are all great fun! Pass the Hot Pockets, will ya?
|"Cloth diaper consumers come in all shapes and sizes, but the majority of the women participating in online cloth diapering communities are the sweet mommy type. These are the women who make me gag and roll my eyes; the women I secretly admire. They can most easily be recognized by their e-mail signature lines, the ones that read, "Megan, loving wife to Mitch; Mommy of Madison (3/96), Marvin (6/98), Manny (2/00) and Moe (5/02)." They all have husbands and a tribe of perfect children. They bake cookies from scratch (that are actually edible) and bake them even when it isn't a holiday. Worse, some of them know how to bake healthy, vegan cookies that taste surprisingly good, something I've never figured out how to do. They sew and scrapbook and have souls of sugar."|
|They all have husbands and a tribe of perfect children. They bake cookies from scratch (that are actually edible) and bake them even when it isn't a holiday. Worse, some of them know how to bake healthy, vegan cookies that taste surprisingly good, something I've never figured out how to do. They sew and scrapbook and have souls of sugar."|
|Originally posted by HeatherSanders
Yes, I would agree that we could all write our own personal, true description of ourselves as cloth diapering mommas.
But hey, if someone wants to label me a Betty Crocker, I won't fight it and I'll warm up a Hot Pocket for them when they come over! :LOL
|Originally posted by lkblair
Honestly, it didn't seem to me that she tooks sides when I read it the first time. In re-reading, I can see that she does seem to lean to one side over the other, but she is still pretty even-handed, IMHO. I don't think she was insulting to either side, though it would have been a better article if more details had been discussed. The one place she gets a little persnickity is talking about the diaper-buying mammas. I'd love to know how many of us actually fit in that little stereotypical mold of hers; I know I sure as heck don't!
|Originally posted by Bridgett
I did have several people complain about my use of the "b" word, something none of you here at MDC commented on.
|Originally posted by Modesto Doula
To me its kinda like most portrayals of breastfeeding in the media, with the mom in a nightgown and baby naked, both like they dont have a care in the world... The "real" nursing mom is sitting in a parking lot nursing her baby cause the grocery store doesn't have a place to sit, and they have two more stops to make, but you'd never know they left the house by the way the media portrays it. Its turned into an unattainable ideal, one that "normal" people don't bother to try, cause they dont feel like Martha Stewarts... KWIM? Maybe its just me. I dont mind saying Im not perfect... And Id rather wash dipes than dust.