Monday, June 8, 2009

Random Tuesday: Typhoid Maddy, Cannibal Pigs, Cloth Diaper Controversy

This is my first Random Tuesday, best heading ever since I have Shiny Object Syndrome anyhow this should be easy.


Ok, here's one near and dear to my heart. Since I was sick recently this one has been bugging me. I have this lovely school age child, one we shall call "Typhoid Maddy". Well Typhoid Maddy (TM for short) likes to infect her baby sister and cousin with all kinds of lovely diseases. Said child never becomes sick herself (hence the whole "Typhoid Mary" reference). Once the younger two have it, I as the matriarch have to wait on them hand and foot, which of course then infects me with the lovely virus du jour. Once I am fully enthralled in said illness I am still required to take care of the youngun's, make all meals, check homework, soothe boo boo's, pack lunches, etc. etc. While TM throws a full out temper tantrum if I ask her to do a few chores about the house and my lovely hubby stares dumbstruck as if he's never seen me ill before. And to top it all off while still in the throes of illness hubby is then infectedd and moans and whines and needs me to wait on him hand and foot. And while this is all going on I'm still caring for the cats, dogs, pigs, chickens, ducks, and goat. What gives? Who put this in the rule book that thy mother must suffer?

And while on the subject of sickness- Why is it such a taboo to call into work? Isn't that why they grant us sick time every year? Why should I have to feel bad because you can't get anyone to cover my shift? Would you rather I infect the whole office? Doesn't make much sense to me.

Do you think it is wrong that my pigs eat pork products? Not only do they eat pork products but they seem to prefer them over other meat products. I wonder if in the animal kingdom they would still be considered cannibals?

I cloth diaper my 15 month old. I only started when she turned a year, but it is something I thought about and wanted to try before I even had her. Now that I am CD-ing everyone in my family comes to me with some sort of opinion about it. How much work it is, dealing with poop on a daily basis (like I didn't deal with poop when she was in 'sposies), and how no one will watch her with cloth on. First off, this is my decision- I know there is work involved and since I am the one doing it, why do you care? I don't mind. Second- There has always been poop on a daily basis I'm pretty used to it by now. Third- I send her with 'sposies when I have others watching her or keeping her overnight. I know who will deal with the cloth and who won't, so please back off! I like the fact that my super small 15 month old can finally fit into her 12 month jeans with her fluffy cloth diapered dupa, I like the fact that I am not contributing to overfilled landfills, and I generally like cloth diapering.

Done with my ranting randomness for now...
(I have realized I ranted through most of this. Maybe someone needs a little nap, she seems a little cranky)


  1. I always wonder why people have such strong opinions *against* CDing. What the heck do THEY care??

  2. Moms never get a break. It's in the rule book.

    And good for you for cloth diapers! It seems that people like to give you crap because they feel your choice makes them guilty of something.

  3. Hey, at least the little sister learned how to use them :P Granted, I haven't dealt with a poopy one yet, but I figure its pretty simple with a toilet. So no worries here, send her in the CD's on Saturday!

    Oh, and men suck. We're supposed to suck it up when we are sick, but baby them when they have a friggin cold. Next time your hubby is whining I vote you dump a glass of water over his head.