Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good Gracious

So, this post might be a bit rambling.  Things are a bit wonky in my life.
Ever since TG got RSV he's reverted in his eating.  Right before he got sick, we were on a pretty great schedule of solids eating.  He was eating 2 ounces of food 3 times a day!  It was great.  But, now, it's a struggle to get him to eat 1 ounce 3 times a day.  I've started making his food chunkier, which is helping.  But, since he's recently started crawling, I'm afraid that only nursing and minimal solids won't be enough calories to sustain all his new found activity.  So, I'm exploring the options of chunkier foods and seeing if that will renew his interest in solid foods.  So far I've made him chunky sweet potatoes and whole peas and he really enjoyed them!
The other thing going on in my life is INTOLERANCE!  Mainly from organized religious people.  Which turns out to be my family.  I recently made a statement on facebook commenting on how awful people are being in regards to healthcare reform and how saddening it is. Which led to my conservative religious sister to go on a rant about how much she hates healthcare reform and her angry reasoning behind it, wherein insults were directed, presumably, at me.  This hurts in more ways than one.  First, that she would use such a forum to insult and secondly, because I feel that I am very respectful of their religion and beliefs that I DO NOT share and they can't show that same respect back.  It came to a head for me when other family members also spewed their hateful responses on the same post.  A few friends came to me and asked if it would be OK for them to respond in kind to her, since their feelings either reflect my own or they thought she was completely out of line.  But, I kindly asked them to refrain, since I'm not looking for all out war here.  I'm looking for a place where people can comment on social happenings without fear of rebuke by those they love.  So, I posted a paragraph expressing my disappoint in their reprehensible behavior and their lack of respect.  I'm hoping that this step will help them to take a minute to think about how their words affect others the next time they want to say something hateful or unkind.  It seems to me that this is something they'd already be doing, since their religion teaches it, but I guess this is why I hate organized religion in the first place.