There are certain things that I try not to do with this blog that are against the spirit of its existence. Things such as taking down a post. As a writer of an anonymous blog, there are certain freedoms of expression that I enjoy. But I recently broke down and pulled a post, which has left me feeling like a complete tool.
My husband almost never mentions my blog to me. I think this is probably because he almost never reads it. However, my last post, about a ridiculous school function run by the skanktastic sea hags of the PTA must have caught his eye.
According to him, I had provided quite a lot of specifically identifying detail. So much so, that anyone casually googling about the event, would clearly recognize those that I railed against and possibly my daughter, which is something that I would never want to do. The last thing in the world that I would want is for my smart mouth to be my kid's downfall. I have spent the last 14 years with my barbed tongue rolled back in my head in the presence of doctors, teachers and other children's parents, as a means of keeping the peace for my kids. This blog has served as a preventative measure to get the comments that I would like to make exorcised before they get vomited out the front door like a pea green sea of jagged insult. Of course, being able to spew my thoughts directly to the offending parties might make me feel better, but ultimately my kids would bear the burden of my words.
When I told the hubs that I took the post down he said "You didn't have to do that, you could have just changed it." I suppose I could have, but then I would break another rule that I have, which is to expose the funny of the situation by exposing the truth of it. When I write that my daughter changed my husband's Aim status message (for work, no less) to "I can't chat now, I'm busy shaving my toes.", it's funny because it's true. I might change or omit names to protect the guilty, but that's as far as I will go in manipulating a story.
So here I sit, conflicted that I took down a story with a great deal of humorous truth to it. It seems a waste to have to pull back comments like "The problem with our PTA is that it seems to attract a very specific type of woman and this type of woman is not my favorite. In fact, I think it's fair to say that if this type of woman were a man, I'd punch her in the junk.". Truth.