Well many of you know, that if nothing else, I am honest. Probably to a fault, brutally even. I put it out there, and I stand by it. I don't give two shits if you like it or lump it. A while back, I posted that I am THE Anti-
ChristSAHM, for those of you living under a rock SAHM is Stay at Home Mom. When I did, I made reference to my ex-husband's wife over at Chattywife.com and the post "Step Wives Club".
I basically threw her and Mommy Groups under the proverbial bus.
Anyway, she apparently found the post. I don't know if she noticed the link tie, or finally looked at a site traffic meter, or referral meter, or Googled me(most likely she is nosy like that), but whatever the reason, she found the post. Then, in perfect Chattywife form she emailed it out to all her friends, with I'm sure, an email from hell, about the gall of me, and how dare I, and lots of not nice names. Fast forward......I am monitoring site traffic and see all these hits coming in from email. Hmmm...curious. Further discovery into site traffic. Ah...there you are, I see you Chattywife admin. Not 10 minutes later, the swarming in the tank started.
They came, they looked, and then I am sure there were some iPhones blowing up with email, texts and the like. But comments? Nope, until. Anonymous. Anonymous posts, and I quote verbatim, "you sound like a jealous ex-wife." Really? Really? That is what you are gonna go with? That was the best you could come up with, seriously?
Jealous of what? A man I kicked to the curb.....18 years ago? Are you fucking serious? Kicked to the curb for cheating on me...while I was pregnant, with someone he worked with? Oooo...I am sensing a theme. He worked with her. Oh, he worked with the third wife too. Oh, wait for it, he worked with Chattywife too. Why on earth would I be jealous?
So let's clear the air shall we?
Fuck no, I am not jealous. Ex-wife, that I am. For good cause, please see above.
Now, I know that you probably know Chatty and her hubby personally, and you are just sticking up for her, and feeling all indignant because I talked about your beloved Mommy Groups like that. I know that I called you all catty, and a grown-up version of Romper Room highschool. I was simply stating the obvious. (Geez.....there is even a Tostito's commercial making fun of Mommy Groups, everyone thinks you are ridiculous.)
The whole concept, a place to say what we really think, to me is ridiculous. Why can't you say what you really think all the time? Why hide behind anonymity? Why pretend that life is all peachy and rosy in day to day life, and face to face, and then get on-line and grow a back bone? Why sit around and talk about husbands like they are an accessory, and something you have to deal with?
Hey, here is a tip, find a partner who is in fact, a partner. Someone who loves and adores you. Someone with whom you enjoy spending time. Someone who enriches your life. Someone who is your best friend, lover and confidant. But then, that would really require that you be yourselves wouldn't it? You know, as opposed to pretending to be something you are not.
HEY, here is another tip. If you have to lie to your friends and husbands about what you really feel/think, then they don't really know you. Which means, you have no real friends. If you are afraid someone won't like you if you express yourself, then you can never know true happiness. Most people withhold or lie when they don't like or agree with what others say or feel, for fear of being ostracized or worse, not liked. I, on the other hand, don't want to be placated to. Tell me the fucking truth. Saves me a whole lot of grief. Because, ultimately, your true self will come out, and then we will have wasted days, weeks, months, even years thinking that we were compatible, when we weren't even remotely similar. Then there will be some sort of dramatic climatic falling out and we could've avoided the whole damn thing by being honest in the first fucking place. Right? Right!
Since I am handing out tips, I have one more for you. When you sit around and gossip about the other friends, mommies in your group who don't happen to be there with you, do you ever think to yourself that they do the same thing when you are absent? Hmmm....
So, I leave you with this little bit of wisdom, Anonymous, if you want to take issue with me, man up, grow a set, and show yourself. I can trade wit, snark, and insults with the best of them, and I will do it with my real name and no false pretenses.
Think Tank Momma aka AdrienzgirlBrandee
P.S. I really don't know what the big deal is, if nothing else I am driving traffic to her site, and we all know, the more traffic the better your page ranking right?