If you've ever commented here before then (hopefully) you've read the following message:
Anonymous comments will only be published if they are nice, or maybe not at all. Because I say so.
I'm pretty sure I put this rule into effect once some anonymous boy called me a monster. (Here's a blogging tip: never post about your decision to do something to your son that Jews typically do 8 days after birth. I dare not even type the word - it starts with "c" - because I am certain there are people who have Google alerts set up when the word is typed. If you do blog about it, be warned that strangers from all over the world will contact you telling you that it's their mission to stop the practice. Other strangers will just be mean and ineffective.)
So.... back to the original point of this post... Recently someone left a simple comment on my post about needing a birthday cake. It read, "You're a whack job."
Now, I didn't publish this comment because #1 it was anonymous and #2 it was mean. But really it was funny. My first reaction was to laugh, my second to think, "You have no idea, buddy."
I'm not sure if the person thinks I'm crazy because I do home births - which I allude to in the post - or because I have a special cake just for me on my kids' birthdays. Travis thinks it's because I used a picture of a cake with a frosting-made, shirtless Tom Selleck. If he's right, then I would have to say that Alicia Policia, the creator of the cake, is the real whack job, although I think she's brilliant.
In the end I think this blog just reaffirms that while some people like me a great deal, there are many people who wouldn't touch me with a 10.5 foot pole.