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Anyone NOT like Grobaby? ( 05-25-2009 12:49 PM

Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
I know these aren’t ‘new’ anymore and there’s lots of reviews. But most of the reviews are great. So I guess that should be my answer. But I’m just wondering if there’s mamas out there who don’t love their grobabys and why. I just started cloth diapering a couple months ago and decided not to do any velcro. That’s my biggest concern with GB. So anyone have problems with it? Anyone miss the more traditional feel of pins and wool?(Sorry if I’m posting in the wrong place. I haven’t actually done this before.)
michellemomx3 05-25-2009 01:25 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
This is the right place for this post! :thumbsup:(I haven’t tried GroBaby but I literally LMBO when I realized what it was … a glorified cover/soaker. I’ve been doing that with our OS fleece pinnable covers and prefolds/flats for quite some time.)
KaylaJayne 05-25-2009 01:32 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
I HATED them! The fit was awful on my tall skinny DS and I had recieved the bunch of shells that had the bad elastic! 05-25-2009 01:37 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
Hi, Thanks for replying, all. I have a tall, lean son too so it’s good to know. It’s hard to know what direction to go in. This cloth diapering world is much bigger and wider than I’d thought. Thanks again! Gotta go play ‘fort’. 05-25-2009 02:14 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
Also, I wanted to say, seeing as it’s my first post, I wasn’t meaning to start a super negative, ragging thread. Just curious as to what the downsides are to grobaby, if there are any. Thanks.
jdw195 05-25-2009 02:32 PM

Re: Anyone NOT like Grobaby?
I believe there is a thread on this already if you do a search, I think I remember there being even pics of the diaper in action.
USMCgirl_05 05-25-2009 01:59 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!
Has he considered joining the military? My DF and I are both in high demand jobs with a very specific skill set, we could both easily make over $100K per YEAR if we got out and worked as private contractors. But DF just re-enlisted because the economic climate is so bad that it made us nervous. I am getting out for a bunch of reasons, but I’m going back to school using my GI Bill.
tessa_s212 05-25-2009 02:23 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!

Originally Posted by USMCgirl_05 (Post 7366350)
Has he considered joining the military? My DF and I are both in high demand jobs with a very specific skill set, we could both easily make over $100K per YEAR if we got out and worked as private contractors. But DF just re-enlisted because the economic climate is so bad that it made us nervous. I am getting out for a bunch of reasons, but I’m going back to school using my GI Bill.

We’ve been through this one already. Months ago he had this bright idea. I won’t have it. Other people can sign their souls away, not my future husband. I do apologize if this offends anyone, but this is just one thing I’m not willing to compromise on. It would greatly effect our children’s lives, I’d never have my hubby around, and that just isn’t the kind of family I want. We’ll live in a cardboard box before I’d allow that to happen. My mother would starve and go broke taking us in before she’d allow that to happen either.
USMCgirl_05 05-25-2009 02:26 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!

We’ve been through this one already. Months ago he had this bright idea. I won’t have it. Other people can sign their souls away, not my future husband. I do apologize if this offends anyone, but this is just one thing I’m not willing to compromise on. It would greatly effect our children’s lives, I’d never have my hubby around, and that just isn’t the kind of family I want. We’ll live in a cardboard box before I’d allow that to happen. My mother would starve and go broke taking us in before she’d allow that to happen either.

Well I would much rather provide a stable home for my children I guess, so that’s where we differ. And neither of us have ever been deployed at all, it just depends on what your job is. Anyways it was just a suggestion, but good luck with your situation, especially once you have a baby to provide for as well. I truly hope he finds a job.
tessa_s212 05-25-2009 06:02 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!
As for the military thing – it isn’t just a job. It is signing your soul over to a government and a war we don’t believe in. He’d go for any job, but not signing his soul over. It is not in the best interest of our family to do so. I’d rather be hard on money that without a husband who died over in Iraq, or was away and in danger all the time. And.. he has awful flat feet. Even when he was exploring that option, recruiter said that might not allow him in. So even when he thought it might be a good idea, he wasn’t sure he could even do it. And when he was truly considering this, I gave it a thought and talked to friends, family, and others who have experienced military family life.. and I hardly heard anything good at all. It has nothing to do with laziness because it isn’t just a job. If he turned down any other job, then that’d be something to worry about. I ve seen what it does to people, and I won’t have that in my family. Almost as bad as alcoholism. Can split and ruin a family faster than a blink of an eye. JMO

And as far as stable goes… Having an emotionally healthy family is much much more important to me than being well off. Hard times will come, but we’ll get through it as a family. That’s how I was raised, even when we only got one meal a day, and I have no qualms about it. Builds character. Her stressing me isn’t a good thing. I know this, he knows this, and she knows it too. She came crying to me today apologizing (she does this every now and then) and gets so worked up that she might be hurting the baby. She’s not an evil woman, just very very very hard to live with. We still both want out, are praying for this job opportunity to come through, and if times ever got desperate and miserable here, we could move in with my parents. Not looking for a job would be an awful thing -him skimping out on providing for his family, but no matter the money it just isn’t worth signing your soul over. That wouldn’t make us, our family, or our child’s life more stable.

no-nonsense-mama 05-25-2009 07:48 PM

Re: I’m going to explode!
Okay, okay, okay!

Maybe the OP is young, maybe she does have a narrow view of the military, maybe she would better off taking you other mamas suggestions.

However, you other mamas are being very defensive and obnoxious when it comes down to calmly and patiently encouraging this mama to consider your point of views.

Back off some ladies. If you need to rant, go sign up on a forum that is in support of your ideas and causes. This is not the times to come off so strong.

Just give your suggestions, without being overbearing, judgmental, or down right defensive, as if you have never been misguided, unlearned, or whatever you believe about the OP.

If you have questions, ask them and state your suggestion or opinions in a way that will only give her something to think on, not feel belittled or badly.

Give her a break unless you know for sure she intended to offend you directly, which I do not believe she is intending to do. She may appreciate other point of views. They may actually broadedn her scope. But when you make statements that are highly like to come off to other reasonable readers as saying “let me tell you a things or two…,” you are actually making matters worse, not better for the OP.

Play a supportive role, or leave her alone with whatever issues you may believe she is wrong, misguided, or narrow minded about. In other words, this is the time for, “if you can’t say something nice (I add helpful to the OP), do not say anything at all.”

Y’all have said enough, not much else for me to say.
tessa_s212 05-24-2009 11:58 AM

I’m going to explode!

SO and I are living with his grandparents. He was laid off shortly before we found out we were pregnant. It wasn’t the best timing, but none-the-less we are a family and this child inside of me is very much loved. I hardly make a dime working only on weekends. I have to be on Medicaid and food stamps and get help from WIC too.

To put it as about nice as I can right now, his grandmother is greedy. Quite. They are not poor, not at all. Nor are they struggling. But she is always asking and demanding free handouts. When she found out I qualified for food stamps, it was immediately demanded of me that I buy for all FOUR people, instead of just me(plus the child growing inside of me!) and SO. (Which, BTW, my food stamps actually ONLY cover me – they didn’t consider SO into the food money.) The only way I even agreed to this was because his grandmother said that if I helped out with groceries, we wouldn’t have to pay rent. So lo and behold, I’ve been helping out every month, doing without foods or things I crave and following her every demand and wish to buy them things to eat, often running out a week or more before the month is over.

She also has issues with us, two grown adults, ever going out or being away too long. For the first time since I’ve been pregnant, SO and I went over to a friend’s BBQ and stayed until late – nearly 12. When we got home, we were bombarded. Well, more like only me. Demanding more money – including months worth of rent that we had made a deal we didn’t have to pay. Also, she singled me out and basically asked me what was soo wrong with me that I couldn’t help out around the house. I, of course, do my share. I not only wash SO and I’s dishes, but theirs as well. They haven’t had to do dishes in months. And I WANT to our own laundry, but I was never allowed to touch her washer and dryer before. And now that she’s “allowing” me to use it, she demands that I do ALL of their laundry as well.

Might I add that I work part time (they are retired), I go to school full time in a very demanding course that ontop of school hours (15 hrs a week) I have to study an additional 5-12 hrs to maintain my perfect GPA of 4.0. I also have to visit my mother every day to help take care of the dogs (my dogs who still life with mother and plus help her take care of hers) I had to leave behind because his grandmother hates animals. And to put the icing on the cake, we had a very sudden loss of one of our dogs this week and there are vet bills piling up.

We can’t get on rental assistance because the waiting lists are full and closed. No one else is allowed to even get on waiting lists.

SO talked to his grandmother, but she played the victim card again, making him feel sorry for her. And if I don’t play nice (not as if I have ever once been rude to her – I never have. If I’m upset, I walk away and usually cry instead of getting angry.) I’ll be the “bad guy”. I just can’t trust her and I feel so upset over it all. :(:(:(

  1. Bloggitybloggity says:

    I’m sure. Someone fess up. Who hopped on over there to stir the pot?

  2. ~*~Momma~*~ says:

    lol, who did it?

  3. theinvisible says:

    Better yet, where is the psycho owner? You know she’s sitting on her hands in front of her computer with smoke coming out of her ears.

  4. monkey says:

    I may have thought the grobaby lady was ridiculous and been annoyed… but this is just as annoying. This isn’t an honest discussion, it has no purpose.

    I don’t know… I guess I like my drama less planned out.

  5. Messy says:

    Fess up! Who is the ds troller? The GroBaby Loon is such an easy mark… C’mon go after ItsASnatch! Pull her out into some more drama!!! She has to be going nuts without all eyes on her anyhow!!!

  6. Messy says:

    πŸ˜‰ I had to help…

  7. BffMama says:

    Damn, Messy. Did you use a ladle when you were stirring that pot? That was funny.

  8. adensmama says:

    Okay so I posted about this in the wrong blog post where no one would see it, but it’s gotten worse since then.

    I suggested that her husband joined the military….then she responded that she would rather live in a cardboard box. And it’s gotten even WORSE because she is saying that the military “steals your soul” or something like that
    Now people are starting to come out of the woodwork and bitch her out.

  9. Messy says:

    #7 I used a freaking boat oar to stir with!!! πŸ˜€

  10. diudiaole says:

    LOL so who wants to bet the grobaby lady is emailing admin right now to get it removed LOL

  11. diudiaole says:

    Ok I posted my $.02 as well

  12. mmspirit7 says:

    Wow dh has 10 years in this aug and didn’t sign his soul away she is an uneducated stupid chick….sorry but I had to say that here but I would have gotten in trouble on ds

  13. mmspirit7 says:

    probably I shouldn’t have posted but i did.

  14. adensmama says:

    Sorry I don’t agree with that post about being too hard on her. If someone tells me I sold my soul? That is sooo offensive. I tried really hard to be as nice as I could, I didn’t say a lot of things that I really wanted to.

  15. mmspirit7 says:

    OH yeah i had a problem with that one too. LOL now i know who you are there LOL I didn’t know before.

  16. adensmama says:

    And I thought it was a great idea for him to join the military…apparently so did he before she talked him out of it!

    Also did you hear how she described her mom’s house that she could move into? SEVEN dogs, smells bad, smoke all over the place, too dirty for her? Sounds like somewhere I would want my baby.

  17. mmspirit7 says:

    yeah i did, and it does sound like he did and lets face it. umm they are hiring I don’t know many other places that are.

    she could have just said it wasn’t for them and been with it but no she was looking for drama and that’s what I think.

  18. JustPeachy says:

    She should be so fucking lucky that she has a place to live. What a stupid idiot she is to be bitching that she actually has a place to live. Big picture here dumb ass there are many people who would gladly take all the shit you are dealing with in exchange for a roof over there head.

  19. Lolanae says:

    I had to open my big mouth on that thread. I hate idiots that assume because you are military you are some insane souless asshole.

  20. mmspirit7 says:

    and on memorial day too

  21. adensmama says:

    I wanted to tell her to go enjoy her box…but I restrained myself. Think she could talk the grandma into letting them rent an extra box for when the baby comes? Make it a 2 bedroom?

  22. Messy says:

    I am reading the thead on soul-selling military people @@ She needs to GROW THE FUCK UP BEFORE REPRODUCDING!
    I was shocked to read the post by Chey telling her that she was free due to those in the military because Chey is from Canada! Even she sees the situation in reality vs what ever the OP is trying to rationalize.

  23. adensmama says:

    I figured the military wives would be PISSED.

    But think about how you would feel if someone told you that you were selling your soul by becoming a mother, or something like that? The Marine Corps isn’t just a JOB to me, it’s part of who I am now!!! So it was like a direct attack on me as a person.

    I agree that she was totally looking for drama.

  24. Lolanae says:

    My fave quote of my husband’s when it comes to people like that OP:

    “Sadly, I protect their right to be idiots and speak their minds.”

  25. adensmama says:

    Oh yeah, Chey was awesome. I PMd her to say thank you for having my back lol!

  26. Lolanae says:

    Military wives can be some catty bitches, but please, never tell us our husband’s sold our souls. Or that anyone in the service sold our souls.

    I had always thought about joining, sadly my back and asthma saw otherwise.

  27. JustPeachy says:

    And you know what? I am neither for or against the military however when my dh mentioned him joining AF I told him that was up to him. We had that discussion and even though I was not keen on it, I told him I would support him if he choose to join. I think the OP on there is being a bit selfish and not really looking at the big picture of things. I have many friends are former military that are doing very well for themselves now.

  28. Lolanae says:

    Peachy –

    We had a similar situation the past few years. DH was at risk to get kicked out due to medical issues. I told him I had his back and supported him fighting to stay in, even though I hate that he does have to leave at times. Him staying in mean a stable homelife for us. People at work thought I was odd because they’d never seen a wife WANT her husband in. I also know and except we’ll be on back to back sea rotations to make up his missed time, but he loves his job. How can I take away something from him that he loves? He loves us and misses us, but he also just loves going to sea.

  29. mmspirit7 says:

    28 I am going to be in that boat when dh gets home and I want him to stay in because it’s his dream and what he wants.

  30. adensmama says:

    Dude. Do not cross the military wives LOL!

    I fully supported my DF staying in. He mostly did it for our family and to ensure that we would have a paycheck for the next four years due to the current economic climate. He likes being in the AF, but he also stepped up so I could go to college and use my GI Bill.

  31. Lolanae says:

    DH just got back from his first time to see for longer than 2 weeks since his last sea duty (5 years ago). He LOVED it. He is part fish I swear. Even though his stress level is ten times higher on the boat cause of things going on, he is more calm. If that makes a damn bit of sense. LOL.

  32. theinvisible says:

    I was in a better situation than she describes but the Army was it for me…saved my life on many levels. At the least it certainly did improve our economic situation. I think she is just extremely immature. She’ll find out in a few months what its all about.

  33. Lolanae says:

    Military wives remind me of Marines and Sailors. They bicker back and forth constantly. Attack one of them (or someone’s family) and BAM…they work together like a well oiled machine on the attack.

  34. adensmama says:

    33 I agree πŸ˜€

    We make fun of the Navy a lot…ok and the AF and the Army too haha! But I work with all 4 services and we get along GREAT! Some of my favorite co workers are Navy and we have so much fun together, I love being in a joint service environment.

  35. Lolanae says:

    DH got a kick out of his last one. HIs command was a tennant of Patrick AFB. He wanted to strangle some people, but he did get to met and network with a LOT of interesting folks from AF and other services.

    Now we’re back at Kingsbay, so it’s Navy and Marines again. No planes or space ships finally.

  36. Rachel says:

    Yes, the military could bring them out of this situation. However, I would rather have dedicated soldiers working with my husband in Iraq not some guy who is just there for the money. They will also be the ones that sham their way out of deployments while others have gone numerous times.

  37. tweedle*deedee says:

    She sounds extremely spoiled and selfish. Maybe she is young, maybe just really immature.

    I spent most of my life as a military dependent in one way or another. My family has a very strong military history. She is a nut and her views are so skewed.

    My BIL is a career Navy man who is pushing 30 years in. That man makes well over 100K a year. Hmmm… college education, free housing, free healthcare, discount food/ products + a paycheck?!

    And she’d rather live in a box?!

  38. insomiac says:

    is that ‘no-nonsense mama’ on here? ( on the military thread)

  39. CJ says:

    Hi, lurker here.

    This one bugs me. I think that a lot of people have a hard time distinguishing the difference between the war and the people serving in the war.

    I may not agree 100% with the war or my country’s involvement (I’m in Canada), but I will always support every single person who is willing to enlist and fight for what our country feels is right.
    “Selling their souls”? Come one! Those that are deployed risk their lives to better the lives of the people back home and the civilians in the countries that they are trying to assist. Those who are not deployed are working hard to support those overseas and also working hard to make sure that home base is safe too.

    If she wants to talk about soul-selling for a job, she should look at the CEOs of some of the giant corporations in North America, not at the families who deal with being apart so that we can be free.

    She can have her cardboard box, I certainly wouldn’t feel safe with her watching my back.

  40. nver says:

    Wow how I wish my DH could go back into the military so that he would be providing and not me.

  41. adensmama says:

    I guess she never came back online last night to make more excuses, I was half expecting the thread to be gone this morning.

    My ex-MIL was like that about money. She would hold thing over your head…she was basically just evil, manipulative and controlling. Thank God I didn’t have to live with her though, since I sold my soul to the govt. I felt bad for this girl and her current situation until I saw her true colors.

  42. yikes says:

    haha – a pearl necklace goodmama. What would the urban dictionary mama think of that?

  43. theinvisible says:

    crapperwrappers….oh no no no. Wrong for so many reasons.

  44. magpiedpiper says:

    And $20 testers for AIO’s made from old t-shirts?

  45. alison says:

    ROFL #41… Oh my…

  46. alison says:

    Eeeeep… That’s one heck of a name.

  47. jakesmom says:

    I think that name is too funny and I am suprised that no one has used it before now lol

  48. kitty1163 says:

    To the military mamas on this board: Thanks for your sacrifices. Thanks to your DH’s or SO’s or DF’s for doing what they do.

    That is all.

  49. youdontknowme says:

    Crapper Wrappers! lol. Now if she had a Guns N Roses one i’d be all over testing that!

  50. diudiaole says:

    those AIOs are most likely going to wick… and LMAO #41… and what is a “DF”… I keep reading it as “Dear Father” but that would be way wrong for context and “dear friend” doesn’t seem intimate enough for someone you have kids with.

  51. my4monkeys says:

    I think DF is dear fiance?? Did the OP ever come back on the military thread?

  52. kitty1163 says:

    DF is dear fiance. πŸ™‚

  53. mmspirit7 says:

    not that I saw probably not it would be the grown up thing

  54. mmspirit7 says:

    she hasn’t been on since last night

  55. adensmama says:

    Maybe grandma shut the internet off lol…

  56. Messy says:

    No-nonsense-mama is a dumbass. Seriously. Crazy bitch posts it on the internet, makes absurd statements and this dillhole doesn’t think we should comment??? OOOOTay Buttwheat.

  57. diudiaole says:

    “dillhole”, Messy? You made me spit tea! that’s the funniest shit I seen all day LMAO!

  58. mmspirit7 says:

    speaking of her she bumps the thread telling us to let it die….ummm some needs to clue her in

    here is her post for those that don’t was estds

    “It appears that some mamas are going for the overkill, and are basically beating a dead horse. No offense to the OP for saying that, it is just a figure of speech.

    Some of you mamas have stated and restated why you are offended by the OP’s statements and views. I wonder if this is the way you carry on in general with others who do not feel, believe, or decide as you do.

    Makes me wonder if you all are the close minded ones, in that you are not able to accept another’s viewpoints that are different from yours, and let her be if she does not come to your conclusions after reasonably talking it out respectfully at the end of if all.

    Let her be, my goodness. Just Back off, and find somewhere else to support your causes. This women, I am sure, is appreciative of the suggestions we are all offering. They may cause her to rethink some things later if not now. Just offer your opinions and let it alone.”

  59. Messy says:

    Yeah. I responded to that on the thread πŸ˜€

  60. Messy says:

    LOL Diu!!!

  61. mmspirit7 says:

    I saw my brain isn’t working well not I have a sick three year old and I was nursing the babe while sponge bob was on…yes I let him watch especailly when sick

  62. mmspirit7 says:

    messy the no what her name replied to you

  63. melmelly says:

    mmspirit7: I won’t post it there, but I am thinking the “faith” that doesn’t support the military is that super far to the right church in Kentucky – I think. The one that the Phelps guy leads, the one that protests at military funeral processions, etc. That guy is an asshole.

  64. mmspirit7 says:

    OH yeah he is an ass whole i was just wondering I mean i could respect her choice in faith and was just wondering but if it’s that group well that’s sad and it’s sad they made it to ds.

  65. Romama says:

    Ok, I’m new to DS and now I’m hooked on the drama. Had to say #41 that Pearl Necklace is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time!!!

  66. insomiac says:

    messy, exactly.
    that is why I asked if no name was over here because her comments were annoying the shit out of me.

    I do not think it is any big secret how many military wives there are on ds, so if the OP was stupid enough to through out such nasty comments about the military, of course she is going to get schooled.

    you big meanies, how dare you not let her just rag on the military and nbot say anything…gah *rolling eyes*

  67. diudiaole says:

    Did anyone else see Terminator? The end bothered me… just too illogical

  68. eeek says:

    Actually there are a number of religions that don’t support their members being part of the military- like Quakers. Or most Buddhists. The Amish.

    But that has no part of this REALLY, she’s a lying twunt because she’s making up the food stamp/WIC rules. These aren’t the same as welfare- FS & WIC are federal programs & states could only make them more generous, not less. There is absolutely no reason why her situation would be worse staying with her mom, in fact if she left her “DF” at g-ma’s she’d probably get more FS. All you have to do is say you prep/eat alone, she’s not counted as their “child” anymore, she’s knocked up all on her own. She is a household of 2, wherever she goes.

    And if she moved out ALONE she’d get a hunk of welfare, WIC, MA & food stamps, and she can afford her own little studio apt in which no one will bitch at her (until she goes online & starts stupid crap). Lots & lots of other women living on it. It’s a long way from luxury & mostly sucks, but it’s not a cardboard box or even close, lol….

    Also, “county” workers don’t do WIC, your welfare worker would never tell you that you don’t qualify for a program they don’t even work. Like they are going to risk losing their jobs just to fuck with her, sure.

    All I can say is I’d just assume she actually hasn’t applied for help. I think she’s inherited the helpless gene, which it sounds like her family have through their pool.

  69. Cheesewhiz says:

    Haven’t read all the comments yet, but as far as the mama bashing the military, there are ways to say things without being inflammatory. That seemed a little intentionally rude to me.

  70. Cheesewhiz says:

    And CRAPPER WRAPPERS??? Is she serious?? LMAO!!!

  71. mmspirit7 says:

    OMG….that signing your soul away woman made it sound (at least to me) that the military is like dealing drugs.

  72. GMLovah! #1 Fan says:

    tessa_s212 has been on my whackjob radar for awhile. There was an anti-circ thread that she came on, busted out some pretty ignorant pro-circ BS (NOT saying all pro-circ people are ignorant), got called on her shit, then cried and said that people were attacking her and wah wah wah. No one attacked her, they just refuted her arguement.

    She also likes to give parenting advice, which is fun. She’s 19 and pregnant with her first child.

  73. mmspirit7 says:

    Yeah well i would like to bitch slap some common sense into her. not just about the military but life in general at her age i was a mother working and on my own. unless she is on bedrest what is the reason for her not to work and help with money.

  74. Munklettes says:

    #69 – it’s gone. What did the post say?

  75. Munklettes says:

    Am I alone here in my thinking? The person wo sold her the yarn owes her a refund, right?

  76. Lolanae says:

    Ugh…that woman with the military comment ticks me off. She is made cause someone made a comment about her mom and smoking. Not she’s all offended. Oh for fuck’s sake. You opened your life for debate, enjoy.

  77. adensmama says:

    She’s baaaaaack.

    And with more excuses than ever!
    Apparently it’s everyone else’s fault that she hasn’t gotten on WIC yet….

  78. teamb4me says:

    Shes an asshat. I know she is young and all but give me a freakin break. She needs to live in the real world. Freakin princess.

  79. adensmama says:

    Trailer trash princess I’m sure!

    How is it everyone else’s fault that she is in her current situation? And she keeps contradicting herself as to whether she is on assistance or not.

    And the whole having your mentally ill mother babysit thing…wow. Great parenting. And she says she’s a good mother!?! Does she even qualify to say that since she is still pregnant?

  80. mmspirit7 says:

    I don’t remember if this was posted before but this story sounds off to me

  81. adensmama says:

    82 I thought it sounded kind of crazy, but not totally impossible.

    It did make me wonder what the heck they are doing that they are wandering the country in a trailer?

  82. mmspirit7 says:

    yeah that was just odd I mean i thought one kid had CP and she had like 6 or 7 of them I mean thats tight living spaces

  83. .bin. says:

    82: She annoys the piss out of me. Is she leaving her husband? or are they perfect and have never had any problems ever? Don’t even get me started on her poor me BS.

    I don’t believe there is any way that story went down the way she says, nor do I believe if they have a legal custody arrangement and child support arrangement that her husband would not have been notified.

  84. amessymama says:

    Everything that chick says is off. She’s the one that said her sister found Cranky’s in a thrift store. Two pair.

    Anytime she posts anything, I just ignore it. Unless I need a good chuckle.

  85. Lolanae says:

    I wonder if they anti-military chick will reply to my last comment. I found where she said herself that her mom’s house was not clean enough for a baby and that they’d starve over there.

  86. melmelly says:

    I’m finally getting caught up on anti-military prego. I got busy out in my garden and now have to sift through pages 8-12.

    I sure hope she has a birth control pill handed to her as soon as she pops out that baby. She really doesn’t have a clue because people aren’t kissing her ass like she expected.

    But from what I have read so far… Yeah. My BIL is a prostitute and drug dealer! Nice! I didn’t know that is what he was doing when he went to work in his Navy uniform. I will have to question him more about how this is all working out for him over there in the UK. πŸ™‚

  87. adensmama says:

    Hahaha and I love how we are all in trouble now because someone said her mentally ill, chain smoking dirty mother *maybe* should NOT be watching her baby?

    Too bad she didn’t discover birth control earlier. I think I said this before but I just feel SO bad for that poor baby.

  88. hrm's mom says:

    I think it is also funny that Miles is defending her honor and posting all kinds of “she is young and doesn’t know better” posts! I mean you still cannot pay for your life and you want to defend someone in the same situation.

  89. magpiedpiper says:

    But #89, we don’t know her in real life, so therefore we should just be fine with it. It’s HER baby, and since we don’t know her we can’t call CPS eventhough if we DID know her we probably would. She’s posting on the internet though, so we should just shrug our shoulders about letting a baby crawl on filthy floors, breathing smoky air, getting her face snapped at by a dog with “rage syndrom.” She knows she will be a sucky parent, so why keep telling her and making her mad? SHAME ON US!


  90. melmelly says:

    With all of the military wives and moms coming out of the woodwork over on that thread, I could only hope my scammer would show up! Unless any of you know how to find her! lol

    And my scammer is the only person in the military I don’t have respect for.

    I used to work with a bunch of military people when I was in Monterey, Ca. They all either went to DLI, or NPS, and would work at Eddie Bauer on the weekends. *sniff* I miss them!

  91. Lolanae says:

    I wish we could get stationed at Monterray. hehe Always wanted to go there.

  92. melmelly says:

    She is totally contradicting herself! She says in earlier posts that she doesn’t want to move in with her move because of the smoke, filthiness, etc. Yet, she is willing to let her watch the baby at her place. So is she going to make her mom shower as soon as she gets to her home right before babysitting duties? And also make sure granny doesn’t smoke around the baby?

    Hmm. I think she really needs to take a step back from the keyboard and really think this through. Then she can come back with her mind made up, because right now it is looking really cloudy.

  93. melmelly says:

    I ended up working with an Air Force wife when I worked at Gymboree for awhile. They lived in Carmel-by-the-Sea in a really nice house because that’s all they could get at the time. Lucky duck she was!

  94. adensmama says:

    91 I went to DLI!!!!! I actually loved it there except for the morons I went to class with. Well, only a couple morons, DF and I were in the same class and that is how we met πŸ˜€

    Monterey is AWESOME, I want him to get an intermediate course or something so we can go back!

  95. Lolanae says:

    Even my grandma, God rest her soul, was a die hard smoker. She WOULD not smoke if DD was in her house. I wouldn’t leave DD alone there cause of the smoke smell, though.

    DH smokes occasionally, but will always wash his hands and change his shirt before he would get near DD again.

    I could spend more time tonight going through that post and pointing out each spot she contradicts herself, but I need to fold diapers.

  96. melmelly says:

    I wish we could go back down there. We lived in Salinas for a few years, but moved back home because my husband got his transfer. He worked at Salinas Valley State Prison, and then was transferred next door to Soledad.

    I missed home when we were down there, but now that we have been back for almost five years, I want to go back. I miss the milder winters, being able to go to Del Monte Center and hang out, etc. It sucks living 10 hours away! And most of all: I miss Pizza My Heart!!!!

  97. Lolanae says:

    My IL’s family is from Salinas. hehe

  98. adensmama says:

    Haha, we always went to Applebees in Salinas, because we were poor and because my over 21 friends could get us drinks at the bar without anyone noticing.

    When I was there there was a California PIzza Kitchen at the DMC!

    We were always going out of bounds to LA or somewhere else crazy…I think Phoenix one time on a 4 day weekend. We were bad LOL! San Franciso, warped tour, San Jose…
    I would love to live there again, but I think we could only go there as military because it’s so expensive.

  99. adensmama says:

    Oh, I lived on Ft. Ord but I had friends that rented a house in Salinas, it was a good way to make bank on your BAH!

  100. melmelly says:

    I always used to cut thru Fort Ord to get to Monterey. I would take Imjin Parkway and cut across. It was so much faster than going thru Marina or Hwy 68. I worked with three people that lived on Fort Ord, one of which was trying to get us in the housing there because it was cheaper than what we paid in Salinas. Supposedly there was something that could be done to get on the waiting list if one worked at the prisons. We never did do it though.

    We hardly ever went to Applebee’s. We went to Olive Garden way too much because we lived right behind that shopping center.

    I don’t miss the gang violence, that’s for sure!

  101. diudiaole says:

    I lived in Monterey right on the edge of seaside… good times… was anyone there back in 2000 before the twin towers bombings? It was a totally open base w/civies skateboarding right through… ugh then all the shit went down and threatcon charlie yada yada closed everything off.

    I miss the FOOD… the seaside cafe eggs benedict… bread bowls of steaming clam chowder on Fisherman’s Wharf… India’s Clay Oven…

  102. diudiaole says:

    Oh and the Mucky Duck, loved happy hour… I got mistaken for Natalie Portman there once lol everyone downtown is always just itching to catch a celeb … ahhh to be 21 again.

  103. melmelly says:

    I moved to Salinas in July 2002 and moved September 2004. I really miss Cannery Row. What was the name of that candy store one block up from the Row? The owner gave a us a really nice deal on candy we used for our wedding. He gave us each a 1/2lb bag of candy for free too! It was so cool.

  104. diudiaole says:

    Is Plumes Cafe still open? On the corner of Franklin and Alvarado? I worked there part-time… You chicks are killing me, I would move back there in a heartbeat if I had the means

  105. diudiaole says:

    hmmmm I know the one, but I don’t recall the name… I had a season pass to the aquarium though so I was on cannery row a lot… crazy nostalgia

  106. diudiaole says:

    Were you at DLI? What language?

  107. melmelly says:

    When we were closing up Eddie Bauer we had one celeb come in. Dean Stockwell from Quantum Leap! He was wearing a rain coat that he had from when he was in The Rainmaker. My manager at EB had been at Champ’s before and carried around a receipt that was signed by George Lucas. I was friends with a gay couple, one worked at Zale’s on the corner at DMC, and his SO worked at Sunglass Hut. They both were trying to get me to work at each one. One day the Sunglass Hut one was working in the Carmel store and he had to help Ben Affleck! Holy hotness! That was when he was with J Lo and they were supposed to have been working on their wedding planning.

  108. melmelly says:

    I wasn’t at DLI. I worked at Del Monte Center and my husband worked at Soledad.

  109. diudiaole says:

    We might have crossed paths then… I used to frequent the DMC and was still there in 2002. I miss that Wholefoods… course we don’t even have a Wholefoods or trader joes or anything good in Louisiana … ick.. I need to get rich and move lol

  110. melmelly says:

    I don’t remember Plumes Cafe. I would go back if we could afford to live down there again. There was a dumpy little house just of N Main in Salinas that was listed for $400k right before we moved. It had dirt for the yard. If we didn’t have the debt we have now with cars and our house, we could afford a house down there. But that will probably never happen. It will have to be a vacation destination for us.

  111. melmelly says:

    The closest WF is 6 hours away! And TJ’s is four. I miss being able to walk to WF on my lunch break…even though I am a SAHM now.

    Wouldn’t that be something if we had crossed paths? πŸ™‚

  112. diudiaole says:

    Yeah it’s a small world… which store were you working at?

  113. diudiaole says:

    but that chick w/the cp kid… didn’t she post totally bogus pics of their bathrooms? No way that was in a trailer… how does their special needs kid get medical care?? And the pic of her diaper stash wasn’t taken in a trailer — someone needs to call the bitch out on this

  114. Coltsfan says:

    WOW un-real

  115. melmelly says:

    I worked at Eddie Bauer from October 2002 – August 2003 and Thanksgiving weekend 2003 – when the store closed at the end of January 2004. I also worked at Gymboree from June 2003 to December 2003.

    I worked at Jamba Juice in Salinas for about three weeks in August 2002, but got really sick with a weird sinus infection. My face swelled like a Star Trek Klingon, so I had to quit. I did my orientation for JJ at the Monterey location.

  116. melmelly says:

    Why does no-nonsense mama and Miles think everyone putting their $.02 in is beating a dead horse? They aren’t, at least I don’t think so. People just appear to be giving their points of view and telling her that the story isn’t adding up.

  117. diudiaole says:

    I didn’t have a car till a year after I got there so I used to walk from DLI all the way to DMC and cannery row… often stopping at Jamba Juice on the way

  118. melmelly says:

    I never worked at the Monterey one, just did my hiring paperwork there. The manager was kind of annoying at the Monterey shop, and I was three years older than the Salinas manager. They both drove me nuts. I got a phone call from the Monterey manager when I was sick saying that I wasn’t being a team player, etc. She wasn’t even my boss! I could barely even hold the phone because I was so sick. I had to get a shot in my ass because my fever would not go away. The doctor didn’t even recognize me when I had to go back a few days later and I could barely see out my eyes because they were nearly swollen shut. Yet everyone at both locations said that I needed to get my shifts covered. I couldn’t do that if I couldn’t see the numbers on the phone, or the schedule. KWIM? At least the Sand City manager left me alone, as well as the owners.

  119. diudiaole says:

    damn that sucked… 😦

  120. melmelly says:

    Yeah it did! It looked like my husband had beat the crap out of me, but without the bruises!

    Did you know anyone that worked at EB? About half of the staff were military. My first manager’s husband was a SSgt in the AF, as well as one of the PT’ers. One of our assistant managers had been in the Army but got out because of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

    I bet that the anti-military girl is fuming right about now.

  121. diudiaole says:

    I was an 18 year old seaman when I got there.. knew of one 2nd class that worked for Zales and a girl I knew worked at Layne Bryant for awhile, but EB no.

  122. Messy says:

    In the Growbaby thread, why does the screen name Lotsuvlittles come and say thanks for all the opinions? Nothing more or less… Is it the OP forgetting to switch to the other troll name? Is this someone who has had issues with Growbitch?

  123. DSDM2 says:

    ask a mod to cross the IPs

  124. Nic says:

    Well apparently I struck a nerve with OP in the homeschooling thread

  125. Messy says:

    DSDM2 LOL! Did you just suggest that I ask a DS mod to cross check IP??? As if they would do such a thing upon request without banning me for thinking on my own…

  126. diudiaole says:

    Well they all read this blog so someone has probably crossed them already.

  127. Spangle says:

    Crap. I can’t remember if this is the right email addy since I had to wipe everything out since last time I commented….

    Anyway, I wonder if this chick will get jumped on for her use of the term “retarded” here or not. Post 17

  128. Sarah says:

    You Monterey ladies are cracking me up! Plumes is still there, at least it was when I was there in August 2008. I grew up there, well through 3rd grade at least. Haha. I live about 3 hours away now in the hot hot central valley but we go back to visit a few times a year. I loved to shop at DMC with my grandma, at Christmas there used to be an awesome little railroad display set up in one of the empty shops. I used to paddle around Lake El Estero all the time too, Dennis the Menace Park is still my favorite place.

  129. melmelly says:

    If I saw a picture of Plumes, I would recognize it! I had tunnel vision when I would get in that part of town. lol

    I remember when I was living down there, some old lady missed a corner or something, and ended up flipping her car over and drowned in Lake El Estrero. That was kinda scary considering how shallow it was where it happened.

    I occasionally get on the DMC website to look and see which shops are still there, etc. Looking at it now and there are hardly any left that were there last time I visited!

  130. Sarah says:

    Here’s a picture of the sign:

    It’s right across the street from Jamba Juice in downtown Monterey.

  131. melmelly says:

    Yeah. See! Tunnel vision! I only paid attention to Jamba Juice, the hair place I went to further down the street and on the opposite side, Washington Mutual, Ordway Pharmacy, Starbucks, ABC Kids, and one other that I can’t remember.

  132. Someone (edited by DSDM2 AKA Amy) says:

    I keep seeing Korin’s name being brought up on this blog. What is the deal with her? I have bought a few things from her last year and I didn’t see anything wrong with her products.

    Can someone fill me in? Should I not buy from her anymore?

    I will tell you one thing, I was suprised to see she was banned from DS. Looks like she made a new user name because I have seen her around lately.

  133. Someone (edited by DSDM2 AKA Amy) says:

    One more thing…can someone give me tips to navigate through tihs blog better? I swear, its so hard to keep up with all the comments. I get a chance to sit down and read for a bit, but then when I come back another day to finish up, I can’t find where I left off.

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

  134. Kelolsen says:

    free housing? I don’t know about you guys, but we pay for housing each month with our BAH, even if we don’t see it in our paycheck!

    How come I didn’t know you Monterey people when we were there? We just left monterey in December!

  135. Messy says:

    Ok. I am in a bad mood today. Already hit both threads with comments.

  136. Notmyproblem says:

    I don’t agree with the soul-selling part, at least I don’t think it can be applied to everybody. However, I would feel like selling MY soul if enlisting, as I’m strongly opossed to any kind of militancy. I would also rather live in a cardboard before having dh in the army, but there’s little risk as we share our views concerning this matter. It’s a very personal and largely cultural choice but I don’t think I should extrapolate my views to the rest of the society, and be rude againts whose that think otherwise.

  137. Foo-man-choo says:

    134- Korin’s ban was only for three months for spam. She is back on DS now under the same username she has always had.

  138. DSDM2 says:

    Someone, it kind of just has a life of its own. You will just have to remember what post number you are on:)

  139. nini02 says:

    Messy, your disabilities comment almost made me spit out my coffee, lmao.

  140. Messy says:

    #141 LOL Someone should just block DS from my computer when I am in a pizzy mood. I get so tired of seeing “retarded” comments. I think it is one thing to let them slip off your tongue IRL but a total other to consciously type them out and post them on message boards. “Retarded” is not a typo. Grrr…

  141. thewhiteninja says:

    I have two random comments but whatevs lol

    1) You do have to work to get WIC -OR- they go by whoever supports you/lives with you. When I was 16 I couldn’t get WIC b/c I wasn’t working at the moment and my mom made too much money.

    2)Whoever said “that CP kid” or whatever- that kind of rubbed me wrong. My ds has CP too and I wouldn’t want people referring to him as “that CP kid.” Not picking on you but just voicing my thoughts.

    Carry on. πŸ™‚

  142. amessymama says:

    143-I can understand how that would hurt. *hugs*

  143. diudiaole says:

    Hmm didn’t mean to offend I’m usually nak and am trying to save a few key strokes.. I honestly don’t see the offensive part though, is it b/c I said ‘kid’ instead of ‘child’ or instead of typing out “woman with child with cerebral palsy’ I wrote out “chick w/cp kid”… chances are she doesn’t have a child w/cp if she has a child at all honestly. Regardless, I’m sorry it rubbed you the wrong way… I don’t have a kid w/cp, but two of mine were micropreemies and do have some special needs.

  144. Cheesewhiz says:

    What the heck is Aquafor? Looks like crap to me.

  145. DSDM2 says:

    Aquaphor (for?) is a clear cream used for burns. My mom used it with her radiation treatments.

  146. Cheesewhiz says:

    Oh…maybe they used it for diaper rash? Weird. I wouldn’t think you could use that with cloth and wool…

  147. screenname says:

    Some doctors recommend mixing Aquafor with Maalox as a diaper cream when a child had diarrhea. But it’s white. I don’t know what the hell is on that soaker.

  148. werd says:

    OMG I just read that military post – she SERIOUSLY was going to leave her child with someone who has a dog with Springer Rage Syndrome?!?!

    I am a former dog groomer (on hiatus because I am pregnant) and OMG not only is it very real, it is VERY dangerous!!! Springer Spaniels will for no apparent reason, kinda tweak out one random day and attack relentlessly for no reason.

    We actually had a dog we groom attack it’s owner and his 2 daughters and they had to shoot it to get it to stop attacking them! It’s akin to Rabies without being due to an infection.

    I would NEVER let my child near an animal like that. They don’t have to be provoked to tweak out. WOW.

    (oh and my BIL is in the ARMY and will be going to Iraq in a year once he completes his combat training at Ft. Drum so she can bite my ass in that aspect, too!)

  149. werd says:

    Aquaphor has the consistency of Vaseline – its clear and greasy. I highly doubt it would come out of that wool – my daughter once got ahold of it and coated herself in Aquaphor and I had to use fricken Dawn several times to get it out of her hair, it was awful! It stains clothing too.

  150. werd says:

    I had to comment about the dog. I should see if I can get copies of the pics of the 3 people who were attacked by their own dog. Seriously.

  151. thewhiteninja says:

    #145- It is probably b/c when I want to describe or refer to TyanCheyMommy I think of “psycho woman who lets her dd with CP get bed sores” or something LOL not that lady with a “CP kid” especially since there are several of us on DS.

    I’m not making a big deal over it b/c I know it wasn’t meant in a derogatory way but I did want to say something. πŸ˜€

  152. insomiac says:

    146. aquafor is white or clear, it does not leave poop looking stains though..that is just…ick looking.

    werd, ITA! I worked in shelters many moons ago. Any dog with any sort of diagnosed mental/aggression issues should NOT be around a baby!!

  153. nu says:

    I have to go over and read that young chicks thread about bashing the military.

    The TyChey mama—didn’t they have custody of those kids once before and it didn’t go well?

    I wondered how she was able to live a trailer…with her kiddos and such….I’d go stir crazy.

  154. melmelly says:

    Eeew! The Aquaphor stains are nasty! She is on livejournal too. She is one of the GM followers. Or at least she used to be.

  155. youdontknowme says:

    Wait wait wait. I can’t go to ds cause of the std risk. But your telling me that her Mother has a dog that has rage syndrom? I mean sure it only affects a dog 2-3% of the time but no way would a responsible mother take that chance with their child. I sincerely hope the dog is on medication and she is just forgetting to say that.
    And i don’t appreciate her ‘selling your soul’ comment either. Granted my DH is not allowed to join any military either but I certainly don’t see joining as selling your soul. Wonder what my BIL who heads to Afghanistan soon would say about that…

  156. melmelly says:

    She said that one dog had rage syndrome, and I believe she also said another was not child friendly. The way she has been talking about how they are teh poor, I highly doubt the dog is on meds because then the mom couldn’t afford her chain-smoking habit.

  157. Bloggitybloggity says:


    She just has a tendency to charge money for things that should be FFS at best. If you bought items that were of great quality, then consider yourself lucky. Many people end up having to re-sew half of the seams on shit they buy from her.

  158. diudiaole says:

    #153 — ok that does make a lot of sense, I will try to be more tactful in the future — sorry.

  159. mmspirit7 says:

    mods locked the thread I have seen worse let loose and I don’t think anyone was really rude but she pmed me answers to my post

  160. mmspirit7 says:

    153…sorry if cp kid offended it was I can’t spell and I didn’t know if she had one for sure just going by her avi. Please know it was short hand and not an insult.

  161. monkey says:

    OMG, I cannot believe the military thread. I mean, I don’t support the war in Iraq and I wouldn’t join the military personally, but the US Army has done great things for al of people. Aside from protecting us, they provide education and funding for people who might not otherwise receive it. My father was the first person in my family to go to college and it was all thanks to the Air Force.

    If it’s not for you it’s not for you, but don’t imply that every military family “isn’t stable” or nurturing. And honestly, isn’t it better to have a home and food on the table even if it does mean your DH is gone for periods of time? I’m sorry, a daddy at home and no where to live doesn’t sound that great to me.

  162. Kris says:

    There’s no way that’s Aquaphor, unless it was Aquaphor mixed with dirt or something else brown…

  163. Spangle says:

    What the hell yo? We have Aquaphor here for LO’s skin and it is totally NOT brown. Did she bake that crap in or what???

  164. screenname says:

    157 – She said that 1 of the 7 dogs in the tiny chain-smoking house has rage syndrome. Then later when she’s called on it she says that it’s just a dog’s nature to be aggressive.

  165. youdontknowme says:

    Oh good grief. What an idget.

  166. That's All Folks says:

    124-I was just genuinely glad to see HONEST opinions. I’ve been thinking of trying a Growbaby because all I ever saw was rave reviews (except all the CS stuff I read here).

    I lurk around here quite a bit just haven’t ever posted. You guys are hilarious. πŸ™‚

  167. MeMelMoc says:

    I HATED grobabys…and when they were first realeased I tried to voice that and I ended up getting stalked by Kim O. She kept trying to make me say only nice things about her diapers, and sending me nearly threatening messages. I will NEVER buy from her company again. I feel like she impeded on my first amendment rights, she’s a bully!

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