I literally cannot believe the blogosphere (in particular, the momosphere) is still buzzing about this whole Sweetney/Mrs. Fussypants thing. I mean… STILL? Has it been a slow news week or something? Are we all bunged up because BlogHer is looming and we need to have some sort of drama in place BEFORE the conference this year (we’re total overachievers if that’s the case)? Yes, I may or may not have alluded to this in my “compassion” post, but I want to make it clear that that post was inspired by the story I saw on The Today Show on Tuesday morning. The whole hubub over this was merely a reminder of how the internet plays into this whole “I don’t have to be nice if I don’t want to” mentality that we are seeing more of in our day to day lives.
I’ve seen this blown out of proportion from all angles and it just boggles my mind. I’ve seen the “shame on Sweetney!” posts, the “yay for Mrs. Fussypants” posts, the “give us our free speech!” posts and the “what’s the real issue here that no one is paying attention to” posts. Whew. There’s a lot out there right now about this. And… you know, whatever. At this particular point in time, after a night of getting jabbed in the ribs by little baby toenails (I totally need to clip those TODAY), I’m just tired of it. All of it.
Here’s the thing: I read and enjoyed Sweetney before this all went down. I’ll continue to read and enjoy her. This doesn’t really impact how I feel about her. I didn’t learn anything about her that I didn’t already know. Nice or not nice, this is just how she is. I hesitate to say, “she can’t help it,” because of course she can. Just doesn’t want to or see the need to. And that’s fine. Whatever. Whatever works for her.
I also read and enjoy Mrs. Fussypants. She’s a nice lady who tends to like to do about a million things at once. Seriously, sometimes i need to look away or I’ll get a migrane from all that this woman tries to juggle at one time. I can barely remember to trim my daughter’s toenails. She has FIVE boys. Do I agree with Sweetney’s statements about her? Eh… doesn’t really matter what I think, does it? I doubt anyone really cares what I think anyhow. I don’t think Sweetney was looking for people to agree with her in the first place. Or maybe she was. See? I obviously have no idea.
I’m having a hard time getting my thoughts out here. I don’t think I’m stating myself very well. (Wouldn’t be the first time.) I guess my big point here is: can’t we all just get along? Let’s bury this hatchet and move on and let the bygones be bygones. BlogHer is in a few short weeks and I would love for this to be all but a distant memory by then. I don’t want to get there and have the room divided into two factions: those who are on Sweetney’s side and those who are on Mrs. Fussypants’ side. Feh. How about MY side? Is anyone on my side??
Fine. Whatever. Let’s just let this go and let the immediate parties concerned work out their issues, mmkay? No hard feelings. Sound good?