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#1 of 13 Old 01-04-2004, 03:11 AM - Thread Starter
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I just got trod in in another thread and told I was mentally ill for not immunising my child.

Am I high or is Mothering anti-immunisation as a whole?

Have I not read anti-immunisation articles in this magazine before?

I'm just wondering if I indeed did lose my marbles and have been mistaken that this is an alternative mothering site.
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Oatmeal, that's terrible! While those of us who don't vax may be in a numeric minority even here, our position is certainly supported. Mothering is at teh very least very much about examining the issue closely and making informed decisions about vaxing. If someone gave you a bad time here for not vaxing they need to mind their manners. Where they new perhaps and didn't know?
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They are a senior member who I see all over the place.

Maybe I should just have a biscuit and go to bed. I'm over this!
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NOt sure how this thread jives with the user policy, but I will say Sorry someone got so out of line with you! I support your decision to naturally parent.
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vegan I thought of that too. I'm sure it will be in the poop bin tomorrow when I wake up - I just felt so trapped in a conservative nightmare when I got slammed like that... I just wanted to make sure this was Mothering and it was what I thought it was all this time.

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What? That is crazy. (ha ha) Who told you that you were mentally ill?

Oatmeal, you may in fact be mentally ill but not because you do not vaccinate your children.

An old friend and I reconnected after a while apart. In one of our first telephone conversations she began to go off about people who do not vaccinate their kids and 'how could they do that to the kids?" I had to interrupt her and share with her that we do not and she was stumped and humbled. She has never brought it up again although I am more than open to talking with her about it.

Anyway, I do not think you are mentally ill.

But I am curious to read that thread now.

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Oatmeal---

I just found a thread and I that sounds like what you described above and I think she, if her name begins with an H, was kidding when she made that comment. She has a wonderfully dry sense of humour and I do believe that was toungue-in-cheek. Also, I think she is well known around here for being anti-vac. Why don't you PM her and dialogue about it more?

Peace,
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I'm going to leave this up for a little bit. Oatmeal, please do not take to heart ANYTHING Hilary says. She is one of the nuttiest on this board.ild



H, this is said in the most tongue in cheek, utmost respectful voice. :LOL
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Hilary~ Bad girl!!! Bad! Bad! If you can't play nice, you'll just have to stay in vaccinations.
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Hilary? Sarcastic? No! Really?



Actually, since I have never yet been on the receiving end of Hilary's dry, dry tongue (oops, keyboard), I'm sure that she doesn't like me.

boo, hoo, hoo

Oatmeal, may I send you a and please don't worry. We're all a little ild but we all (I'm sure) are pretty accepting of other's ... well, I'm not so accepting of the infernal combustion engine. But that has nothing to do with being a good parent.

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I read the thread (can I write that? ) and Hilary was joking. See her posts in Vaccinations
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LOL

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This thread does violate the user guidelines and is being closed. However, I am leaving on the board for a day or so to make sure all parties involved see it.
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