Wednesday, October 7, 2009

99 problems (but a baby ain't one)

So I figured I should write a blog post today since today is October 7 and I have written six blogs so far since the month began (although it works out to one per day, I actually skipped October 4 and wrote two on another day). Part of me thinks I want to keep up this one post per day thing. The other part of me doesn't want to commit to the effort, try and think of new topics each day, or just doesn't think people care about what I'm doing that much to want to read a blog a day.

Regardless, here's my thought for today:

It started either yesterday or the day before. I was getting a pop-up ad when I logged into the TTCYFC board I frequent. Keep in mind that this board is for people trying to get pregnant, and a large percentage of us have been diagnosed with infertility. Today, I decided to say something about it. The ad is a picture of a mother holding a [freaking adorable] little baby. In big fat letters at the top it says:

Keep track of your pregnancy!

I tried to be nice when I pointed it out, but I think my post came across a little like a bitchy, bitter infertile. (Um, but I am one of those. Right?) It didn't make me cry, or make me angry. It just annoyed me, kind of like the coupons I always get on my receipts when I shop at Target. They are always, without fail, coupons for baby formula. As if it isn't a slap in the face enough to walk past aisles and aisles of beautiful, tiny pink and blue merchandise.

The ad hasn't popped up since (thanks, Melissa!), but I know that everywhere I turn, there will always be signs of what I'm missing.

4 comments:

Katie said...

I like the idea of posting every day...but I could never do it, either. I have a LOT of crap in my head, but I don't think I'd have THAT much to say! :-) Kudos to you for trying it, though!

ps--the title of this post sounds like some crazy country song! ;-)

ifcrossroads said...

Thank you so much for mentioning that pop-up. I have a pop-up blocker on my laptop so I don't see those ads and I appreciate you saying something.

And no, you didn't sound bitchy and I know Melissa was appreciative.

the wright day said...

Michelle was very helpful when I saw a XXX pop up one time at my home computer. And I don't think it was out of line to say something on the board! I would have done the same (and I did when I saw a crazy XXX ad). So don't let it bother you!
I'm kind of in the same boat because I am writing quite a bit lately too. I like reading your blog so if you make it a daily thing that's fine with me.

Tina said...

Ugh, that pop-up sounds so frustrating and inappropriate. Kudos on posting almost everyday - I can't do it!!!

On a side note, I won't talk smack about football (especially when we are playing the #1 team)!!! But we are going to have a really fun time on Saturday cheering our butts off for the underdog!!!! Hahahaha!!!