I’ve written about the misconceptions people have about depression, and how it’s so much more than just feeling blue or having a bad day. Today I got a comment that completely sums up the ignorance that is out there about this problem.
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Depression? This isn’t depression, this is life. So you have a life that isn’t a mansion with bulters, maids or nannies where you have plently of time to get your beauty sleep or spend time on the computer, go shopping, hang out with your friends – should anyone feel sorry for you? The question is, what are YOU going to do to change things? You can take the easy way out and point fingers and say “poor pitful me”. You think you have it so bad? You have it a lot better off than you think. If you need proof, believe me, I can provide that, but I don’t really think you want to hear it. You want a better life? Try becoming more organized. If you get your life organized, you will find enough time for sleep. Being organized it not easy that’s why most people aren’t organized. So organize your life and everything else will fall into place. Or you can take the easy way out and just feel sorry for yourself and blog about it so you can hear others tell you how they feel your pain, that’ll make you feel good for a few seconds anyway. At least, you can feel like you’ve accomplished something during your day. It must be so hard to not work and stay home and deal with YOUR kids. I’d trade places with you in a second and I’d love it and not complain once about it. How would I know? Because I’ve done it. There is no where I’d rather be 24 hours a day 365 days a year than home with my kids. You don’t know how lucky you have it – but one day, you will know how lucky you HAD it.
I don’t even know what to say.
At 28 years old, I just started a new tank of Sea Monkeys. Not for my kids, oooooh no. These are all for me. I had a tank of them as a kid and somehow or another they disappeared, probably into the peach shag carpeting in my room. So now I am reliving my childhood with a fresh batch of little swimmy things. I know it’s dorky, but I truly love them. They are the coolest pets for people like me- they swim like fish but even if you forget to feed them for a few days you won’t find them belly up in the tank later on. Feed them twice a week, never have to clean the tank…Really, I wish my kids were so low-maintenance!
In thinking of this, I was reminded of something Dr. Laura likes to say, about how men are really simple creatures at heart. According to her, all men truly want is for their women to feed them, give them sex, and adore them. Yes, they want other things also, but like women need friendships and cute shoes, these are the said to be the basic things men need out of their marriages.
So what do you guys think? Is this completely over-simplifying men’s needs, or are men truly simple creatures, and it’s us women who over-complicate things? Are men the new Seamonkeys? Do they just need to be fed, laid, and given a little fussing over? Do you do these things for your spouse?
Any dad bloggers care to weigh in?
is sometimes they are so damn good you have to share the spotlight.
Bloggers are all attention-whores at heart. We know it, you know it. It’s just an accepted fact. Yes, we love to get our ideas out there. Yes, we love the feeling of community. Yes, we love the thrill of giving birth to something that doesn’t crap, scream, or wake us up at 3am. But above all we love the recognition. It strokes the ego of our spoiled inner child who is constantly screaming “Look at me!! Look at me!!”.
While most days I satiate my inner child, today I am going to treat her like I do my own kids- bind her in a yard of duct tape, toss her in the closet with a Lunchable, and pass the spotlight over to someone else. If you’ve been in the blogosphere any amount of time you are aware of the Great Duck Debate of 2007. This has culminated into such a talked-about topic, Motherhood Uncensored is going to talk about it on her BlogTalkRadio show tonight, and included in her guest lineup is her royal highness, the Queen of Shake-Shake. The Queen has much to say on this topic, as she has a very shady history herself. (She tried taking a ride on the moral high horse today, and found the jaunt a bit unsettling. I think she may have sworn off high-horses for awhile!) So tune in tonight at 10pm eastern, 9 central and hear what she and the other guests have to say about thievery of the most fowl kind!