Saturday, August 23, 2008


I have to say I was a little torn about whether or not to address the comment by "anonymous" about my term of "poor kids" in a previous post. While the term "poor kids" may have "offended" some of you who read my blog, it is a term that is used in our society. There are rich people, there are poor people and there are millions in between. In school I was always taught to give to the poor. So no I don't' think teaching my two year old to give to the "poor" is awful, I don't' think that at all. I never came out and called you or anyone else poor. I never said anything about people who go to "goodwill" being poor. For all you know there could be some very poor children who live down the street from me that we gave some toys too as well as bringing others to good will. And while there may be some very frugal people who are very wealthy shopping at goodwill there may be some very poor people shopping there as well.

While you may have preferred me tell my two year old we would be giving her toys to "people who were less fortunate than herself" that would probably be way beyond my two year old's vocabulary and comprehension. And though you think teaching her that it was better to "share her toys with kids that don't have as many as her" that wouldn't be accurate, because when she shares things with other children they normally give them back, when in fact we were giving these toys away.

So please stay and read my blog, and feel free to comment. From now on though you won't be able to do that anonymously. Not if you just plan to attack me or my friends and other blog readers. To say that I "offended" you by something I said is ludicrous. Do I really have that kind of power or are you just empowering me?



Jess said...

Well said. I agree wholeheartedly.

jennlagdavis said...

i couldn't have said it any better myself!

Olivia said...

Good heavens, let's not take ourselves quite so seriously blog readers. Isn't THAT the first lesson in being a mother---don't take everything so hard, so personally, so seriously. Let's leave the overreaction for children's illnesses, family crisis or something that really matters--not wording on someone's blog.

Olivia said...

PS Mandi, You go girl for responding. May I now suggest a cocktail hour for all of us, especially anonymous. Unbelievable that a hard working parent would have so much time to get pissed about your little blog:)

Jaimie said...

Way to go Mandi. Good for you. this is your blog and you have a right to write whatever you like and no one has the right to tell you that you shouldn't write something. They shouldn't read it if that's the case! Love ya honey!