I’m telling you the Internet is a funny place. Seriously, you’d be amazed at all the nonsense and foolishness you’ll find on here. I stumbled across a few things that I just had to share in this week’s Things That Make Me Say Hmmm…post.
1-Darkie Shaving Soap: Hmmm…so it appears some ignorant shop owner in Hamilton County, Indiana has been selling a shaving soap called Darkie, which features racially inappropriate images and names on the wrapper. Although, this soap came out during slavery time when things like this were acceptable, we are in the year 2011. And this kind of foolishness will not fly. Does this man not know his president is black?
And to make matters worth, the shop owner (Gary Dewester) had the nerve to make the comment that “Our country’s built on racism.” Are freaking serious dude? I would like to think that America is built on a little bit more than that. Yes, racism is part of our history and still part of some of our everyday lives, but let’s get real that’s not what our country is built on.
2-Hood Celebrities: Well, I love Twitter. In fact, you can find me on there tweeting and retweeting all day long. But yesterday, while I was tweeting I came across a tweet (a couple of tweets actually) from R& B singer Keyshia Cole’s sister Neffe (@IamNeffe) has been advertising her son’s upcoming bday party on Twitter and inviting strangers as well as her ‘fans’ to come out and party. But get this if you don’t bring Jaylyn a gift (and he’s registered and Toys ‘R Us and Target she pointed out) you don’t get to enter.
Hmmm…money must be a little tight since Keyshia came to her senses and cut them off. I’m all for hood celebrities expanding their fan base and 15 minutes of fame, but not at the expense of your kids. Like really you’re inviting all kinds or strangers to your 3 year old’s party and all they have to bring is a gift. This is just straight craziness to me. I’m not even a celebrity (yet) and I don’t allow strangers into my family events.
Seriously, flip on the news and you’ll people getting killed and kidnapped and held hostage every day. So, why would you endanger the life of your kids and the other invited guests by making a kids’ party open to the public? You know half the people who show up aren’t even going to have kids. And a few of her followers tried to call her out on this and point out that it was not good parental judgement to use her son’s bday party for publicity and she got all stank on them claiming she was doing it because she ‘loves the people.’
Well, Neffe if you love the people so much why not just wait and invite them to your own birthday party? You know a grownup party?
3-Potty Dances: So, I’m getting serious about potty training Moo. I’m getting tired of changing diapers and she’s getting to heavy for me to pick up. Plus, she can talk in full sentences and do all kinds of things by herself. These are sure signs that it’s time to take the next step in her toddler independence. And I’ve been seeing a lot of these Luv commercials with potty dances.
Hmm…I’m so not going to teach her any potty dances. Let’s be real, if she has to go potty she needs to just tell me. I don’t need her bursting out into spontaneous song and dance for the whole world to see when we’re in public singing about going to the bathroom. Embarrassing!!!
PS-One of our fellow YUMMs and mom bloggers-Mommy Glow aka @YoungFabMama-is in the running to become the next Mamavation Mom. She has worked hard to get selected as a finalist and I truly believe that she is the best candidate. So please show her some support by voting for her here and spread the word on your blogs and twitter pages!! Be sure to let her know that you voted for her and that YUMMommy sent you!! Gotta support our fellow bloggers more in 2011.