If you are easily offended and/or overly sensitive and/or do not appreciate swear words frequently used as adjectives, please stop reading now.
Something happened to me yesterday that gave me a huge confidence boost as a rookie wannabe writer. A “real” author told me that she liked my crap. Not only that, but she liked it so much that she wanted to publish it on her ridiculously successful website. The woman is crazy talented. I was completely humbled, and very excited. In less than 24 hours, my crap was headlining her website. People read it…lots of people…people that I don’t know. I skipped around the house as if I had just won the lottery. Why? Because up until now, the only people who have told me that they think I have a talent for writing are my close family and friends. These are the people that follow my blog, and I love each and every one of them! They have encouraged me to keep writing and showered me with praise each time I publish a new entry on my ridiculous and very elementary blog.
This is where the story takes a dark turn. I woke up this morning and read the comments that were written about my crap on this ridiculously successful website. All of them were very positive, with the exception of one. Some jackass decides to take the 4 or 5 paragraphs that I wrote and use it to attack my integrity. Hey Jackass, guess what? You are a fucking Jackass. I take your comments about me failing as a mother very personally. The fact that you took what I wrote literally and used it to not only judge me as a parent, but suggest that because of it my children will turn out to be in your words, “the next generation of entitlement posers,” disgusts me. You accused me of neglecting my children by sitting behind my “iPad keyboard” to achieve some sort of personal goal. First of all, I sit behind a laptop dickhead…after all three of my children are in bed. Second of all, why are you reading material on a website that was specifically created for really good mothers who might just want/need to get shit off their chests from time to time? Clearly you are above this. Maybe you should consider spending more time with your perfect children and less time commenting on an entry that was published on a website entitled “Scary Mommy.” Seriously, you are a hypocrite and I hate you.
I’m not living in a dream world. I know and fully expect that some people will not approve and/or appreciate my writing style or what I choose to write about. That said, I was not prepared to handle what this jackass said to not only me, but to the hundreds of thousands of people that visit that website. Maybe I should end every sentence with a “wink wink” or a “j/k” so that asshats like you understand that I don’t really hate my children. Maybe I should go on and on before I go on a bitching spree about the fact that I read my middle child 33 library books today, or spent 2 hours building my son a make shift car wash for his matchbox cars using only duct tape and construction paper, or invited my oldest daughter to join me in the kitchen to make dinner…which means that the process will take 3 times as long.
Maybe I should just continue to write for my Facebook friends and blog followers who actually like what I have to say and won’t judge me and/or make ridiculous generalizations about my character based on a sentence that I wrote. Or maybe I should continue to jump outside of my comfort zone from time to time, thereby giving a big “FUCK YOU” to all of the people in the world (like you dickhead) that think they are awesome and simply live life to make others feel less so. Clearly, I need to get my big girl pants on. Game on asshole!