Sunday, April 3, 2011

Since when.....

Is having an opinion or a question about something a crime??

Lately, I stupidly asked the question on the 10-14 year old board on Ivillage: "I've noticed that..." In short, the question was about these women who have children in that age group, participating in SO many after school activities.  I got some nice remarks and then a couple of these women told me that "It's none of my business why my kid does this or that." 

Okay.......well then, it was JUST a question.  I didn't mean anything by it, wasn't comparing my children to yours, etc.  I just don't understand why people get all bent out of shape when someone asks a question.  Isn't that the way we learn??

I also posted a "I wish" thread on the same board.  See, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis on 3-21 (my dad's birthday..just had to point that out) and was feeling a little lot sorry for myself.  With everything else that has been going on with Sam, Nathan and myself, this just added insult to injury.

So, after I posted what I wanted to say, there were these women who kept on harping on the fact that my RA is treatable (no duh..), that I can still lead a very productive life (umm.. I KNEW that!) and that I should just shut up and "get over it" (okay...ummmm...yeah right, let it soak in for a bit first will ya?) Needless to say, the thread got deleted because of my vent I put up there and everyone was jumping on my case.

I learned a valuable lesson here. Do not, under any circumstances, post your opinions or ask for some support on IVillage. Yes, I have a friend on there but it's just not worth it.

I have opinions and I like to voice them.  I was given that right when I was born.  Please don't take that away from me. 


Daffycat said...

I used to be active on several message boards. You don't need to ask why I am not these days!

ROFLOL One mod once told me to stop posting, "Welcome to the board!" to all the new members. That I should write something completely different to each one. Screw it, I said. Goodbye!

I like blogging, where I can say what I want, when I want and how I want. If I don't like a comment left on MY blog...I can just delete it!


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

So sorry that others are treating you that bad.

I used to go on the ivillage boards but do not care for them anymore. Too many of them think they are better than you and I do not need that frustration.

blueladie said...

Kelly, don't let the world tell you who you are. We all know you are a blessing. :) Cathryn