UO: The rules on this board suck. I think it feels more like a bunch of type A hormonal women who felt the need to structure everything to make it all tidy and neat. Well, life is not tidy and neat. And pregnancy certainly isn't! So I say get rid of the stupid rules and let women talk about what ever the eff they want to talk about!
Just because the "Read this first" thread is there, doesn't mean we're bound to those rules. Not all of those threads get started every week, and that's fine. Some extra threads get started every week, and that's great! I'm signed up for Friday Ticker Change, but I have only actually started it once because someone gets here before me most Fridays, and that's perfectly fine. If you don't like the guidelines, ignore them. If you like them, follow them. It's really not that serious.
DS Born Happy and Healthy via C-section: 10/04/2013
Natural M/C: 07/08/2014
DD Born Happy and Healthy via Emergency C-section: 06/30/2015
BFP #4: 11/15/2016
I just thought of a very big UO. No one is going to like this. I hate gender reveal parties. I will forever be confused why we have to have parties for everything (for the record, I feel the same way about engagement parties). I mean, what is the actual point of these things? What happened to just telling people things? Seems a lot of hoopla for something that, while super exciting for the parents and maybe grandparents, means very little to anyone else.
Could someone maybe point out in the "Read This First" what you find offensive or "too structured", where you find the rules you don't like? I read through it again and didn't find any kind of rules or it telling me what I can and can't post. It's a guideline. It's how the people who were here first set up the board to run smoothly and in an organized manner. It's to keep away 100 posts about morning sickensss and everyone posting their "Dear Diary" posts for attention. Is this going to be an issue for the next 6-7ish months?!
Hahaha, @virginiaunicorn11! I'll have to admit to being one of the grammar nerds (hangs head in shame). Seeing posts about how "nauseous" people are drives me INSANE! Though I do flash back to the scene in Never Been Kissed every time and it makes me want to watch it again!
@satsumasandlemons YES! Don't get me going! The other thing that pissed me off last time was all the "blogs" started by the new moms in my life that had their first babies around the time I had mine. "The working mom" blog, the "fitness mom" blog, the "I am a champion breastfeeder" blog. Just because you've been a mom for a fraction of a couple months gives you the expertise to write and give advice to others??? NO..... just no. If I have a question about babies or parenting I'm talking to my doctor or my own mother who has the stories of 5 successful adult children to speak from. Eye roll.