Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bless The Beasts and The Children

As any mother will tell you, the claws come out on Mama Bear when someone messes with their cubs.
I only have three children of my own who sometimes remind me that I am a mom first and everything else second. I love them totally and completely. Do something to them and you will have to deal with me. Normally, I am a very nice person and I HATE confrontation and avoid it at all costs. But not with my kids. I can be Mama Bear and hunt you down (in my head) and rip you apart. (metaphorically speaking)

I have many other children besides my three. I have girls who I have taught in church who are now between 46 and 13. They are my babies too. There are hundreds of boys and girls who have been a part of my life who are like my children too. I have nieces and nephews who I would give my life for and I hate to see any of them made unhappy by someone else.

Here at work I like being the Office Mom. Brett (love him, miss him) dubbed me Mama Marrdy, I title I really enjoy. I like taking care of my "kids" and protecting them.

Last week there was some blogging drama going on with a cute fellow blogger that we all love. She was hurt and we were sad. We were all willing to beat up this person who hurt her. We could have kicked some serious cyber butt. The person who hurt her was an anonymous blogger.

Blog stalking is fine. I did it for a long time before starting my own blog. But there are certain rules of blogging that sometimes people forget. They think if a comment is left anonymously they can say whatever they like and not take into account the bloggers feelings. We bloggers are, after all, real people with real feelings. Blogging is something we do for fun, not something we do so people can try to hurt others.

My Mama instincts came out last night. Someone said something not very nice to my Adiel. I was upset and I wanted to cause someone some hurt. My poor husband put up with my ranting and finally told me that both of us should take the high road because it was obvious that anonymous got just the reaction she was looking for. So high road here I come...with my claws out.

So my advice to everyone is be nice. Like Thumper says, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!"



Adiel said...

You're too funny Mama Marrdy. My stalker's comments don't bother me. It is flattering to me that someone spends so much time following me and my life. It's nice to be fascinating. It's clearly some junior high school girl that has nothing better to do with her time. I'll bet that she has the chance to be as cool as me when she grows up.

Heather said...

Amen is right! I second the golden rule, there needs to be respect.

FarmGirl said...

I too am a lioness when it comes to family & friends...grrrrr! Sad that some people have such insignificant lives that they try to hurt those they are jealous of. Well, I hope your pal is ok...and I just LOVE THUMPER! (I actually have a mini-lop rabbit that my daughter shows, named Thumper) Hope it all works out.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that! I felt the the big sis at the office and feel the same way, now I need to catch up on Adiels blog to see what was said.

FarmGirl said...

Thanks for stoppin' in to see my Friday Fiesta Foto!! Have a great weekend!

Insane Mama said...

Mama Marrdy is a great name / title for you! Anonymous mean people stink! They do. I ignore them, it's easier that way.