Validation...


The past few days, I've tried shutting off my comment validation requirement.
It was a spam slam.


So, it's back on, but now anyone who is anonymous, is unable to comment.
I feel bad for anonymous.  And I'm sorry.
But I tried commenting on a blog the other day, and after five different words, I still couldn't get it right.


That irritated me.
A lot.


Am I old.  
Do my eyes not work as well.
I know my brain is not working so well.
I forgot yesterday was picture day at my girls pre-school.
We didn't go, we have no picture.


I'm a horrid mother.
Care to share a bad parent experience to make me feel better?
...unless you are anonymous, then I'm sorry, you can't say anything here.
I'm a horrid blogger.

21 comments:

donna baker said...

I have too many to tell you about. Just know that as mothers multi-tasking and raising kids, we do the best we can. I can't believe we have to write those illegible words. I find myself not commenting after a while and as one blogger said about commenting, it is the heartbeat of blogging.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, we too have missed picture day too! I don't think they ever turn out so good anyway~Cheers Kim I too hate those words and can never get them right. ugh!

Nancy K. said...

Your blog is BEAUTIFUL!

I have been complaining vehemently (to myself) about the new "robot detector" / spam sifter / comment verifier a LOT, lately. I have to ask for a new word about 10 times before I get anything I can even make a GUESS at...

(I'm sure that you are a wonderful mother)

;-)

fairydust said...

You have a beautiful blog here.
I'm simply loving your accounts of your everyday farm life. Such lovely wee girl too ♡
Thank you for sharing.

Niru

Pipany said...

Too many moments like this to share lovely lady. We have seven children so just multiply up the things I have messed up and you get the picture! Don't worry, your photos are always going to be so much better than the ones at pre-school xx

Tom Stephenson said...

Hmm - I wonder why you got so much spam-type comment? I have noticed that your comments page opens as a seperate window, whereas many others simply open on the page itself - maybe this is why?

Anyway, good try and keep trying and I - as promised - will not desert you. I would hate to upset your angelic kids, even if you do (but I am sure you are not as horrible as you think...)

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh - you have the system which simply allows you to moderate your comments before allowing them up. That's ok, isn't it? You have no word-verification.

Allison at Novice Life said...

I agree - some blogs that make me validate my comments by typing in the words they have printed is insane....I can't even begin to decipher what the letters are!

linda keaveney said...

you are neither a horrid mother or a horrid blogger....quite the opposite.. I have been getting quite a few comments about the word verifications...seems it has 2 words now, and as you say...almost indeciferable (sp?)...

perhaps there is no need for it, perhaps a revolution is in the working!!!

chin up

cheers :o)

Karen Bates said...

Stop right there...you are a gorgeous wonderful Mom...lots of us hate that new comment crap...I tried many times to get it right...Not happening. Anyone that has that setup should realize that spam is taken care of by blogger and works great.

Jessica said...

You're awesome :)

pollydove said...

The "new" word validation style is beyond ridiculous!!! It takes me about three attempts on any given blog. I took that step off of mine years ago ... it makes me CraZy!

I forgot about picture a few times too. (Ironically, my favorite picture of one of my kids is one where we did forget. Her hair wasn't the way I would have wanted it, or her outfit, but her smile was big and priceless! I actually framed that one and I don't normally frame school pictures. And you know why? Because they aren't normally any good!) Don't feel bad - because you didn't miss much, and you take WAY better pictures of your little princess than any school photographer could!!! :)

julieann said...

:) Im sorry but if I tell you my story (stories) of my parenting mishaps it will make you feel good and me.. well not so much!!!. :(
Id say any picture taken at school would never compare to the lovely photos here on this blog...And by the looks of things your doing a bang up job of raising that sweet little girl of yours.. I wish my Mom had baked with me more. Shes a great baker...
PS Dont they have picture re-take day? Sneek in for that one :)

Megan Baecker said...

Oh my... Not horrible...no definitely not! Throw her in front of the school door tomorrow and take her picture... Voila! Preschool picture for the file done by a professional amazing stylist, fabulous photographer, interesting blogger, and lovely mother! Need I say I say more?

Megan Baecker said...

Oh my! No not horrible! Put her in front of the preschool door tomorrow morning and take her picture. Voila! Preschool picture for the memory box. Not too mention taken by one amazingly talented professional stylist, good photographer, adorable blogger, artisan, and lovely mother... I know I am missing something but well i'm sure some other comment will help

Jodie (aka mummaducka) said...

Argh, bad parenting- well how about totally forgetting a mother's day liturgy where all the other mothers went and had their children sit with them and receive the gifts and the little orphaned ones stand out the front wishing their mummies would come and get them. yep my daughter, age 6, was that one child out the front. I couldn't believe I could be so ridiculously muddle brained as to forget- I've never missed one since!!!

gillyflower said...

Glad its not just me who hates these new style word verifications - made me think my eyes had packed up! Am thinking of switching to the approval method instead cos it is so frustrating for everyone.
Don't feel bad about what happened - things just get overlooked sometimes. I constantly have bad Mum guilt re: packed lunches - whatever I give my teenage duaghter is wrong according to her - maybe time she did her own?!

Auntie Cake said...

I have loads of "horrid mother" stories to tell, and you have beautiful pics of your daughter to share. They just aren't like all the other pre-school pictures, but it is good to be "different" once in a while. :)

i remember once when my kids were little, I was busy with something and just couldn't stop. That night while was putting the kids to bed, I realized I hadn't fed them dinner. Then I had a hazy recollection of the oldest one standing on the kitchen counter handing down Oreo cookies to the little ones. Then I smiled. They thought they had a delicious dinner that night... It's all in the perspective.

Amélie said...

You are not bad at all, you are too cute! If it makes you feel better I forgot to send the money for the present the kids get the last day of school, and my poor eight year old boy was the ONLY kid without a mug filled with candy that day. I guess I AM the horrible mother!

emeraldpie said...

I have a list of bad parent experiences that would make you feel better. But to make you feel best of all, I have asked my 11yo if she remembers some of the disasters I threw into her life (not sending her to pre-school in halloween costume for the halloween party was one minor one - she was the only one NOT in costume) and guess what?! She remembers NONE of it. So my disasters are not hers. Of course she did remember some things that I have no recollection of... ;)

deborah said...

We all need grace now and then... If it makes you feel any better, last month I forgot about my first graders 'penguins and pizza' day at school... And it was on his birthday! (But I got the cupcakes there for him to share as a birthday treat...) I felt horrible. Our children can bounce back with a sincere apology and a hug. Sometimes we need the same.
Signed,
A fellow imperfect mom
deborah