You all probably haven't been keeping up with this, but in the comment section of what I thought was an innocuous post titled Do Nothing, somebody has taken issue with me (once again).
Here's an excerpt:
It's amazing how many parents I already know that have this "Do Nothing" phyilosophy (sic) about their kids and parenting. These are the parents that collect a welfare check every month, their kids don't have decent hygiene because there isn't anyone holding them responsible for it, and these are the kids that get labeled as "special ed" because they (and their parents) have never expected them to do anything more than what they feel like doing. Imagine more of the world that could be opened up for these children if there was someone giving them priorities, responsibilities, and goals to reach--helping to make them well-rounded individuals. It doesn't need to be "helicopter parenting", it just needs to be parenting. By doing nothing and letting children explore life and it's milestones on their own, they ARE being limited. They may not even realize the possibilites (sic) out there that they would truly enjoy and thrive at doing. As parents, it is our job to not sit back totally, but to take an active role so that our children can strive, meet their fullest potentional (sic), enjoy life, and also be happy.
You're not limiting them now. Just when they are adults with little to no education and have limited opportunities to get a job that pays over minimum wage.
What the heck? All I was doing was making what I viewed as an insightful thought relating to MY life. I was in no way judging other people or what they were doing. Remember... I'm trying really hard not to care what other people are doing!
And this was the reason I stopped writing for awhile... because I wanted to avoid all this bad mojo from people. I don't want all this negativity. I want to fill the world with love and peace and unicorns and rainbows.
So, it has come to this...
I am removing the feature from the comment section that allows people to comment anonymously. I know, I know, this should have been done a long time ago. But I thought by having it there, it gave greater access for people to post more easily. (Now, some of you may not be able to post at all without this feature). And, also, I did enjoy the following of my ALL-CAPS ANONYMOUS poster. He was lovely, whoever he was (I never did figure that out).
So, goodbye, all of you anonymous-es out there. This is for the best. I'm going to keep the rainbows and unicorns dancing in my head. Please direct all of your negative energy elsewhere. Thank you.