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UUUUUUGGGHH!!!!!!!! GET YOUR 15-MINUTE-OLD'S SLIMEY, MONKEY BUTT MUG OUT OF MY INBOX.

Yes, this just happened to me. Before I looked at the From: line, I thought the Pro-Lifers were doing some freaky offensive spam shit again. Fucking hell.

I should clarify: I thought it was from Total Whack-Job Pro-Lifers Who Are A Testament To The Need For Abortion By Their Very Existence, of which there are many, as opposed to the Sane, Intelligent Pro-Lifers who actually have a point and discuss it well.

LISTEN:

1. Unless specifically stated otherwise, your children's appearance and antics are ONLY CUTE TO YOU.

2. Even if someone specifically states that your children are cute, the opinion solely represents that of the speaker, not every last living organism on the entire planet.

3. People who like you, don't always like your kids.

4. Corollary: Just because people don't like your children, doesn't mean they don't like you.

5. DON'T EVER assume your children are invited to someone else's wedding.

6. No, your children are not an exception.

I love children, in general. I understand you love yours. I also understand you were in labour for 5 days straight with contractions every single second of it. But REALLY. Whatever the hell happened to making sure the things you show are in presentable condition first? With large image and video files, you can at least have the decency to put them on your webspace and e-mail me the link.

You're a fucking PARENT now. Decency, discretion and good judgement are more important than ever before.

What's funny is that I only just read a friend's journal entry from this morning saying something similar, so I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Christ-kabobs.

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bride
May. 5th, 2003 04:21 pm (UTC)
Baby pictures are all well and great, we all have the bathtub pics from one point or other when we were wee. But you're still bound to the same rules of discretion and good judgement that you were before you had the kid.

I really wonder about people sometimes.
astral
May. 5th, 2003 06:09 pm (UTC)
i read it as "when we weewee" !! i was thinking, that's new
bride
May. 5th, 2003 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Hehehe, it's very possible because you never know how weird these parental types can get =)
shashin
May. 5th, 2003 05:50 pm (UTC)
yuck, ditto
xinit
May. 5th, 2003 06:45 pm (UTC)
I stayed with friends in Calgary for a number of months... they'd just had their second child, and someone gave them a portrait sitting as a shower gift. The result was a big 24x36 poster-sized, full colour image of the UGLIEST BABY ON THE PLANET.

They put it up behind the couch so that it was the first thing everyone saw when they entered the house.

Many babies are not cute.

Many parents are TOLD that their kids are cute by people terrified to say "Who did that to your poor baby?"

I'd like to think that if my kid has a shovel-face, I'd know it, genetic instincts be damned.
bride
May. 5th, 2003 08:21 pm (UTC)
it was the first thing everyone saw when they entered the house.

Freak out the burglars, that's a pretty good strategy, actually. =D
incognita
May. 5th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
Also: Just because someone likes your kids, it doesn't necessarily mean that they like you!
bride
May. 5th, 2003 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Oh, yeah, absolutely.
fianna
May. 5th, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC)
I had a professor for a Human Sexuality class in college who was VERY obsessed about childbirth in general. Unfortunately this led to photographs of bloody gooey newborn babies coming out of HER crotch.

Also, I know what you mean about the ugly baby thing. I have seen LOTS of ugly babies and they are usually the ones that someone is posting 500 badly taken photographs of. Or they turn their live journal icons into photgraphs of their scary looking babies.
bride
May. 6th, 2003 07:43 am (UTC)
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bloody gooey newborn babies coming out of HER crotch.

Oh god. >K{
fianna
May. 6th, 2003 01:15 pm (UTC)
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heheheh yes that is what we were all saying ;-) While this was going on she was asking "Isn't this the most beautiful child you have ever seen?"
honey6cbunny
May. 6th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
OMG with files that big, I would think it takes a long time for the sender to upload. I always send links instead of attachments, they're not as much of a hassle to deal with.

LOL, I guess I should be blamed for being one of those ppl who put pics of their children as one of their icons. Actually, I have 3 icons of Justin's pics.
bride
May. 6th, 2003 09:07 am (UTC)
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I don't mind the icons. I understand, really, I do. =) Most of my friends can keep their heads on straight, but some don't and it just makes me shake my head.
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