Yesterday, when I posted Are you a Facebook attention whore? I closed with the thought that I would probably make several folks mad, and I did rub people the wrong way. People that I really didn't know read my blog, and people that I never would have put in that category.
Let me add to the story and then I will apologize to my readers....
This week we were hit with a snowstorm, a rather large snow storm for this area. I get that people get bored, but at one time in my newsfeed I saw post from a few fellow moms wanting to know how the roads were so they could decide to go to the gym, get their nails done, and to go get a coffee.....the roads were BAD.
It took I had to bite my tongue and not comment back...."Well duh, we just got a foot of snow" however, I just scrolled down and found pictures of my friend's kids playing in the snow.....I tried to LIKE as many of the photos as I could, because good for her for playing with her kids. I truly admire parents, grandparents, and family members that put their kids first over anything else.
I do apologize to my readers that were offended by what I said, some apparently took it to heart.
Yesterday, I was just venting. I too sometimes get pushed to the breaking point. I do not consider myself censored by no means, but there are so many topics that I truly cannot talk about....mostly because I cannot find words to nicely say it.
I have some "internal" (inside our family) issues going on, and no matter how I talk about it, rather I change names, change logos, change the title of it....everyone will know who I am talking about.
So when I log onto Facebook and see these "staged" photos, mom's talking about how perfect life is, and see their randomly silly questions it unnerves me...unnerves me on a level that I have never felt before.
What I don't say in that post and what I have never said before, but a few of my friends know....I was that Mom I was talking about in my post.
Three years ago my house was as clean as I could get it, I had craft day at my house, I glorified the ground my then husband walked on, and I was the mom that had to hit the gym no matter what.........and then I had a wake up call. (the wake up call is what I am not allowed to discuss).
However, I have been a complete loss as to how I can really tell those other mothers to STOP faking things and really live your life.
Forget the nail appointments, forget craft day, forget matching sweaters for holiday pictures, forget the stages birthday photos, and JUST LIVE YOUR LIFE.
It is not worth all the worry in the end, it is not worth all the headaches, and if you are not careful your fairytale could become your nightmare.
So to those moms, grandmas, aunts, and any other readers that truly were offended, or mad at me over the post I apologize. I am sorry that my words may not have been appropriate at the time, and I pray they were not words you needed to hear.
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