Friday, May 9, 2008

NON-MOM part deux

I spent a better part of my day contacting NBC, Teleflor@, Marie OSmond, Kraft Food$, Redb0ok, and Mysp@ce. Emailing everyone I know, be it business and personal in my contacts to write an email to these idiots. I could not for one minute stand to be called a NON-MOM. Not only is it demoralizing and degrading, it is moronic and cruel. What I wanted to know was WHY on earth would the "executives" from NBC and their sponsors let something like this get by them? ARE they THAT clueless?. Do they think that the children of these mothers are NON-CHILDREN, really, do they? I don't get it. And that canned response apology from Teleflora was laughable. They claim to be "adopting parents" (yes, they used quotes, detaching the term 'parents'. We are real, people, NOT FLUFF), again demoralizing not only us adoptive mothers, but our children as well. Being grouped in a category with 'neighbors, grandmothers and stepmothers is maddening, in fact it makes me furious. Please don't group me with the likes of Gladys Kravitz. I am a MOM. WE ARE MOMS. We are working moms. We are single moms. We are military moms. WHY can't they see that? We are moms. Plain and simple. Why is that so hard to understand. And, Teleflor@, who to their admission are"adopting parents" should for one, KNOW BETTER than to refer to fellow adoptive mothers as "Non-moms". Shame on you. I can't rest until that entire category is G.O.N.E.

7 COMMENTS:

MotherMotherOcean said...

How nice of them to listen to reason. we should all now bow down.

Rhonda said...

Amen...

amy said...

this got me fired up as well!

Dolores and Shawn said...

AMEN! I wonder if we will ever get to the day when these distinctions don't exist anymore.

Headmeister said...

Amen, sister... BTW, Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!

Yoli said...

Go get em tiger!

Liene said...

Lisa I am so with you on this. I think you and I saw this at the same place which is our agency's message board - at least that's how I found out about it and I was pi$$ed to say the least.

I am an adoptive mom to a beautiful little boy and to be considered a non-mom made me MAD!!!!

I looked at the contest and for the life of me couldn't figure out why the hell they even came up with categories. Couldn't everyone just be in one category?

The sad part is if I watch AM news programing I watch the Today Show because I've gotten a lot of good info from their stories. I haven't turned it on since this happened.