Sunday, August 8, 2010
What do *WE* have to complain about?!
I'm currently going through IVF treatments, and being pretty public about it on Facebook, so I suppose I expect some comments. But still, it's *my* Facebook and the people there are my friends (I've blocked certain people from seeing my updates as I knew I wouldn't be able to handle their comments). Mostly people have been lovely, interested and supportive, but one comment this morning irked me slightly.
"This is late morning for baby owners. :)"
I know my friend was trying to be funny and supportive, but what he doesn't realise that comments like these (and we IFers get a LOT of them) come across as belittling what we are going through, while at the same time implying that we are ignorant of the realities of parenting. I hope he gets that from my response.
Also, please note that *three* of the four commenters have their children in their profile pictures. (I probably shouldn't complain too much as I'm kissing my husband in mine). The only one that really bothers me is "R"'s though. You probably can't make it out, but that is a picture of her breastfeeding her baby while they are both in cosplay costumes - and this isn't even the most graphic of profile pics she's put up. I find it deeply disturbing.
Submitted by Edel