We need a palate cleanser after yesterday’s drama in the comments, so here’s my favorite sound. Happy Friday!
July 20, 2012, 11:36 am
This makes me reconsider keeping my son an only child. You have the cutest baby ever.
July 20, 2012, 11:47 am
Love it Wendy. Thanks for putting a smile on my face.
July 20, 2012, 12:04 pm
Sorry for all the dramz yesterday y’all. Peez don’t hate me (yes, I resort to baby talk when people are upset).
ps thanks for defending me awesome people who did.
pps it was all her fault! (i kid, i kid) love you GG
July 20, 2012, 12:45 pm
You are passionate, LBH, as are many of us in the DW community. I know Mark isn’t always tactful in his comments, but I appreciate you both and think you both add a lot to the site. I hope he doesn’t stay away too long. And if he does, I hope he finds some peace and happiness in his life.
I know no online community is perfect, and we have our share of debates that cross the line here and feelings that are hurt and readers who are too timid to comment for fear of being jumped on. I wish it weren’t that way, but it’s the nature of the internet, and for the most part, I think this is a pretty friendly community where varied opinions are generally embraced. That said, I have been making a concerted effort in recent months — especially since the end of April — to not let negative criticism from commenters get too me so much. I don’t engage in the negativity and I remind myself that while everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, people’s opinion of ME — especially people who don’t know me personally — is just not that relevant to my personal well-being. I mean, who cares what some random internet stranger thinks of me (or you?). Don’t let emotional comments get to you. Step away. Take a breath. Take a break from this site if you must. But don’t let yourself get too worked up over something someone you don’t even know in real life says about what he or she perceives to be some flaw you may or may not even have. It’s not worth it. And chances are, that person is just projecting anyway.
July 20, 2012, 12:55 pm
As always, great advice. Thank you for taking time out of your day for me, Wendy.
When I got home last night to two awesome people greeting me with hugs, I quickly was reminded of what’s important and who matters. I don’t think I’m a cruel person and I do feel bad if I actually made someone feel bad about their life, even if it was someone who has dished it out too, and even if it was someone I really didn’t think my opinion would matter to enough for them to be hurt.
Seeing everyone’s comments yesterday furthered by belief that you really have created something here that very few people on the internet can…a family of sorts, where people really do care about each other and this site. Thanks again.
July 21, 2012, 5:11 pm
Just seconding the “DW family” description. It’s good stuff!
July 20, 2012, 12:09 pm
HAhhaha awww he is soo adorable!!!
July 20, 2012, 12:42 pm
Love it! I didn’t notice if Drew still had his beard! 🙂 Thanks for making my day!
July 20, 2012, 12:53 pm
thanks, wendy. you always know exactly what do say (or, i guess, post).
July 20, 2012, 12:55 pm
baby laughs are so cute! 🙂 happy friday to you too, wendy.
July 20, 2012, 1:53 pm
So cute! I like your kitchen too.
July 20, 2012, 2:23 pm
Such a cute little guy!
And Wendy, I don’t want to be totally obnoxious, but it’s “palate cleanser,” like that funny sorbet stuff you eat between courses at snooty restaurants so you can taste each course without lingering flavors from the last course.
July 20, 2012, 7:25 pm
Of course, thank you.
July 20, 2012, 2:42 pm
So cute my ovaries hurt
July 20, 2012, 4:39 pm
The little cooing owl noises toward the end are sooooooo cute.
July 20, 2012, 10:37 pm
I love that sound. And, I miss DW during the day because I miss all the drama 🙁 Plus I don’t have much time to read any of the comments now. Too bad I’m working all weekend, otherwise I’d spend a day checking out all I’ve missed during the past week.
July 21, 2012, 5:10 pm
Happy little guy!
Thanks Wendy =)
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