Saturday, February 5, 2011

Introduction to me (The Educated Smarta$$)

Okay, so I realize that the title is a bit redundant, but I like to cover my bases.  I was reluctant to set up my own blog, but I have come to the hard realization that I just have too much to say to keep my mouth (or keyboard) shut any longer.

Just so you know what to expect when you come here, I thought I would tell you a bit about myself.  I am a happily married woman (most of the time), with five precious, wonderful, sometimes awful kids.  I believe in natural childbirth (going so far as unassisted), breastfeeding (until the kid brings a date home, and that is when I draw the line), the family bed (until they start kicking me out), not vaccinating (just nothing cute to put here), baby wearing (on occasion), anti-circumcision (I mean, please people, do I have to list the reasons why not to hurt a baby at birth??)  and many more controversial subjects, that I'm sure will piss someone off.

The one thing I will say, is if you don't like what you read.....there is an x in a red box at the top of the screen for a reason.  I love a good debate, but I don't care to be harassed.  If you actually present me with facts supporting my wrong view of things, maybe just maybe I will retract something I said.  (Warning:  I really like to argue)!!!  Oh, and just so you can go ahead and expect it, I will, at some point, piss you off!!  Don't say I didn't warn you.

I guess I will go ahead and give you a taste of what you are likely to find here.  Everyone has been talking about the latest show about people having babies on film.  I can't tell you how much this gets under my skin, and I don't even watch any of them.  I mean, I have a theory.....I think that doctors so want us to believe that they're our salvation, that they are threatened by the (so-called) small numbers of us that actually birth at home, without their help.  I think they are so threatened by us that they are creating shows like the "One born every minute" in hopes of scaring the pants off of anyone thinking of doing it differently.  I mean, seriously, if you just found out you were pregnant, or were half way through already, and you are watching TV and see women screaming in labor, or begging for an epidural, or even watch as the 'emergency' builds so the people can be sooooo glad that the doctor was there to do the 'life-saving' section.  Don't get me wrong, I know that sometimes they are important, but 32.4%????  You've. Got. To. Be. Kidding.......  But that is for another day.

Hope you enjoyed meeting me.  Maybe next time I will be on another tangent about something else.  Or you just might get to hear about how adorable, and rotten my kids are!!

Until then.....