Hey there. So, yes, as my title states, I'm disappointed in humanity--not hugely disappointed, just slightly. It's akin to a teacher leaving her classroom for a moment, only to return and find that all hell has broken loose. I'm sure she could've anticipated the outcome, but it's disappointing nonetheless.
Mostly, being a Blog of Note has been really fun. I love hearing from all different people and from all over the world. It seems no matter who, or where, you are there are some universal commonalities when it comes to raising children and having hope in new leadership.
Then, there are the others. The reasons I feel disappointed. My blog was never intended to be a political forum, I just had an overwhelming moment of gratitude for President Obama yesterday and I wanted to express it. I don't care if you disagree, I don't care if you think I'm an "F-ing liberal" as one person put it. Don't read my blog. And, most certainly, if you're here to post a link to your pornographic blog-LEAVE. I'm not sure how anyone can think it's appropriate to come to my family blog and post porn links, I'm sickened by it. But it's also not a place to come and be hateful.
I thought for a few hours this morning on what to do about this. I wanted to go private, but I think it's important for mothers to have a place to go to see that this is everyone's struggle, and parenting is just hard. For everyone. So, in lieu of that, I came up with what I feel is a good compromise. Comments have to be approved before posting. I don't like having to police my blog, so hopefully this will save me from that.
My little nina is working on her 3rd hour of napping, laying beside me with bright, red cheeks. My family is sacred and I will protect it at all costs. It's not that I'm ungrateful, just protective.
To everyone else, thanks for the car advice, the Volvo it is. Thanks for the parenting support, and thanks for having faith that there is hope for our country. You're fabulous.