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Mom's Group Drama Update

My last post was on page 4... the thread is up to 6 pages now, and close to a seventh.   It's a lot of wasted oxygen with more "rah rah we love the organizers and new rules" and now there is one woman who has posted six times (at my last count) saying that all this negativity needs to stop and that *I* should be removed from the group.

I haven't removed myself just so I can follow what's going on, but I think I'm totally done with the group.  Too much drama, too much silliness. 

I still need to find a new way to meet some more people.  I guess when the boys start school there will be parents' groups and stuff but I don't want to wait that long!

Argh!

Have to figure out what's for dinner tonight too.  I want to go to Shady Maple but I don't want to deal with buffet craziness with two kids. :(

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garden_blog
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
i briefly read the drama this morning, and want to comment, but holy hell what a bunch of crazy people!!!!!

can you start a "rival" parents group or something on meetup or yahoo? have you checked any of those websites that list moms groups, like www.matchingmoms.com or something?
purplejuli
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
There are five groups in the area, all on meetup, and a bunch of the women are members in one or more of them. I'm so new to the area that I don't want to cause more of a problem by starting another new one.

I have considered trying to start a group for people new to this area. The development going on here is insane, I know we're not the only transplants, but I have no idea what I'd call it.
glass_lion
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Finding a group of freinds is HARD. Really HARD.

I have written your post-series about 4 times. 4 groups. Now gone from each because I rabble-roused.
purplejuli
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
I'm beginning to see the hardness.

I really just don't understand why it's just me and one other person being brave enough to disagree with these new changes.

It's ridiculous.

glass_lion
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
And I'm relating my experience because, frankly, I feel such RELIEF in reading your account - it isn't just ME! - in addition to frustration for you. It gets me really emotional every time this happens - I should find past posts.

So for whatever reason, we are rare and most people are wusses. And it hurts, dammit.
redqueenmeg
Apr. 7th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
I left a parenting board a couple years ago over similar stupidity.

I realized that I have to pick my friends based on interests, not on whether they have kids. Because frankly, present company excepted, most people who have kids are annoying as f*ck.

This observation brought to you by Megan McBitchy, DayQuil, and Chablis Blanc.
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