For starters, for anyone not sure what’s going on, just read the last two posts. “Boston’s Laundry Lair”, and then “I’ve never been so mad.” and it will all make sense!
I’m not totally sure why I’m sharing these, but I know what it’s like to sometimes wish you could have read or heard exactly what was said, and I also think it’s hard to describe just how vicious the commentors got, so here you go! There were over 100 in total, two of them were sooo extremely nice, five or six were still mean, but tried to be nice at least, and the rest were just outright mean, and the ones below…they were just plain hurtful. What’s crazy is that ANYONE who knows me, knows I absolutely do not back down from a fight, I have a thick skin, and I am not one to run from controversy.
I tried to write my own comment at the end to stand up for myself (it was super long, I just addressed the main hurtful things and stated that they could have been said a lot nicer, that I understand they are allowed to have opinions, I even agreed better safe than sorry and have moved the cleaning supplies….stuff like that). But even after that, people were still getting into it with me, so that’s when I decided to just be pulled out of the contest all together. People like the ones who left the comments below aren’t going to have their minds changed, so there was no point in leaving it up there to encourage them further. No, I’m not ashamed Boston is in the laundry room, but no, I am not about to take an international stand on a blog that I think it’s okay, either.
Anyway, here they are…enjoy.
I think this is just sad to put a kid in a laundry room- so the other children could have their own room. What a way to make them feel like the poor middle child.
“I feel like I can be pretty relaxed parent but I feel like I’m getting punked with this one.”
This is a joke, right? “Sorry, kid, your little brother’s come along so you are getting put in the cupboard under the stairs — I mean, the laundry room. Try not to drink the bleach or pull down the FOAM BOARD I shoved in there to cover the window.” Yeah, he won’t have ANY middle child issues.
But hey, at least they defrauded their student loan company so they could buy top of the line new laundry machines.
This can’t be for real. Did they honestly spend student loan money on a washer and dryer? And then stuff their kid into a room with them? I feel like someone thought, “Hm…I want to win that contest somehow and yet I don’t really have a small or cool space…. Maybe I’ll stage a sleeping area in the laundry room and people will think I’m so hip and clever and I’ll win prizes and be famous and popular!”
I know it’s not April 1st, but this has to be a joke, right?
Poor kid. This makes me terribly sad. I hope these comments knock a bit of sense into these parents and whoever at Apartment Therapy “Ok-ed” this to be qualified as “Small/Cool” there is nothing cool about this. I’d enter this to Child Services… not a design competition.
I hate to be the one who says this, but you better hope a child services employee does not see this post – because I’m pretty sure this may fall under child endangerment. I would be pretty darn embarrassed to even show this space to my family, let alone share pictures of it on the internet to thousands of strangers!
How come no one mentioned – Earthquake? It could topple right on to the baby- or the heavy detergents could as well. Also, not much breathing space (SIDS anyone?) Also, I’m with user named ‘papillon’ This is definitely grounds for CFS to take your child away or at least recommend a different set up. I think kids in the ‘projects’ have better sleeping arrangements.
I think the “love you more” sign is just adding insult to injury.
I have but one word for this room: disgusting. Seriously, ohdeedoh, you’re either being punked and are too stupid to see it, or this family is gleefully putting their 2-year-old in harm’s way and you think nothing of it. WTF is wrong with you people?
If you want your kids to have separate rooms so badly, go sleep on the sofa.
For the love…
chemicals and cleaning products stored ABOVE the crib?? Are you insane?! And putting your child in a room with major appliances?? Its going to be stuffy and humid, and there’s hardly any air circulation. Do you not care about the risk of SIDS? I don’t see an exhaust in there, nor a fan. THESE ARE BABIES, NOT DOGS. What’s next? The garage? The attic? The storage shed in the backyard?
JUST MOVE ALREADY! You chose to have the kids, now move into a proper home where they have a proper bedroom. Seriously. Closets were bad enough, this is INSANE.
Ohdeedoh, look what you guys have done, you’ve made it popular to shove your baby into the smallest, most ridiculous, most UNSAFE spaces because you call it “cool” and “trendy” and “resourceful”. When its really just STUPID.
Did anyone else notice that the child can reach the washer/dryer hook-ups in the wall, too????
I can’t imagine in what WORLD it is better to stick your son in the laundry room closet, than for him to share a room with his brother. REALLY?
It you had the extra loan money for those appliances, maybe you should have spent it on some more space? There has to be a better solution, this can not be the only place for your child. You can’t dress this up with cutesy decor and expect people to think it’s great.
Also, foamboard? The child could get it out and chew on it and choke.
(Here is where I wrote my comment.)
Lady, we’re judging you because you put a CHILD in HARM’S WAY because you thought it would be CUTE for a WEBSITE. And BTW, I bought a nice HE LG washer/dryer set for under $1000 with my own damn money.
(The comment below was written by me, directed towards the girl who wrote the comment above. I should have known not to attempt to reason with a girl named Lulukittie!)
Lulukittie, I would like to see how you would handle being attacked like I was today. Except I wouldn’t, because I wouldn’t wish anyone to have to be under fire the way I was.
And student loans are paid back in full…with our own hard-earned money. And please at least read what I said. I never in a million years would decorate my child’s room bc I thought it would be cute for a website.
(The one below was from her back to me. This is where I saw things getting out of control, feeling like I was in a yelling match online, and decided to pull the plug. I tried my hardest to not get ugly with my comments, but I know myself, and that probably would have only lasted so long!”
I guess I can’t relate, because I’ve never submitted a dangerous and bizarre children’s room to an Internet contest and then cried and lashed out at anyone who dares say a word against me.
I have to say that I was really, really hoping that this room was a joke. The fact that a real person is behind this madness– and that she is blaming all of the commenters here for raining on her parade– just makes it much more pathetic.
at least she gave the child a crib and he doesnt have to sleep in the washer…?
All I keep picturing is if I found a photo in a box in my mom’s house of me or my brothers in a crib in a closet or our laundry room growing up and my mom said “oh, i liked having a place to put you when you were tired away from everything else so naturally, that was the laundry room” I would have thought she needed her head checked.
(The one below was particularly noteful as it took a shot at Derick too!).
Stop complaining because you’re not feeling the love! you should have Boston bunk with his older brother or the baby can be in your bedroom…laundry room/Boston’s bedroom=a very poor choice!dumb idea,missy!-don’t think much of your partner,either…
So mental, right? It sucks too, because of course I can see the humor in it all, but I wish I could laugh about it! I keep thinking, “Did yesterday really happen? Did I seriously get publicly flogged on Ohdeedoh all day long for last-minute entering Boston’s room in a contest that I didn’t even care to win?”
And of course, I need to include a picture. Sheesh, I never thought it would be so hard to want to find pictures to post! I guess this expression also sums up how I’m feeling today.
I’m over the hurt feelings…not really, but the shock’s worn off at least! Now I’m just not sure where to go from here. Part of me wonders if I should delete all evidence of Boston’s Laundry Lair all together so it doesn’t follow me anywhere, and the other part wants to address the outright bullying in the comments on Ohdeedoh (we’re discussing a bit back and forth about their thoughts on this, as quite a few of the comments also criticized them for even choosing me). I just don’t want to feel like I can never submit anything ever again because I’ll always be known as the crazy girl who put her baby in the laundry room!! I started a blog to share things because I love it when others do the same. Anyway, I REALLY appreciate the supportive comments on my last post, thanks everyone. Man, these laundry room posts are going to need their own label soon!
Edited to add: Ohdeedoh just put up this post regarding commenting.
It only just went up, and all ready a comment basically saying that I didn’t have common sense and should have known better. That’s what’s frustrating…the people who left these comments honestly think that instead of us all just agreeing to disagree, they think they are right and I am wrong, and that they needed to be that mean to get their point across so I can have some “sense knocked into me”.