How do you respond to all the critics who say that once you have kids, you’ll change your tune?
The people I’ve heard that from have been in the extremist side of the mom blogging community. It doesn’t seem that we’re ever going to share the same sense of humor. Of course I hope that if I have a child I feel the love that these mothers are talking about. But I don’t think that needs to cloud your judgment in how you use social media. I have a whole chapter in the book called “Loss of Identity.” People have a baby and now the profile pic is of a baby and the updates are all about the baby. I hear people say all the time, “Where did my friend go?”
I checked out her blog – hopeful that it would be scathing and hilarious in equal measure. But it was pretty boring and predictable…and the placenta by the bed or even worse placenta pictures ?? (ughhhh – gag) – No one thinks this is normal or ok. Not moms, not singles, not childless – only women with a screw loose. I don’t even like home births. I think these super-full on mommy moments on facebook are really an American thing. It’s not about being a parent, it’s about being a specific type of American parent. But I agree that all this personal “look at me! look at me!” over-sharing is boring, precious, repetitive and often disgusting.
Now, This is funny!
Ok, I take back my previous comment that the STFU blog is boring…the “gold stars” posts are hilarious!
I rarely read STFU because I just don’t have time, but I like the idea of it.
I didn’t even know what STFU meant at first
“STFU? I wonder what that stands for?…………………..oh.” haha.
Americans have a way of cutting to the chase, that’s for sure.