This week on Mommyish, I talk about know-it-all parents on Facebook. This topic is a long time coming, because it’s a particular type of mommyjacking that annoys parents and non-parents alike. Unsolicited advice is irritating no matter what a person is being “advised” to do, but it’s especially annoying when it’s advice being doled out by “helpful” parents on Facebook.
What is it about some people that causes them to interject and act sanctimonious when there’s nothing to be sanctimonious about? It’s a daunting prospect. A person posts an innocent update and then suddenly she’s getting an earful from a member of the Parenting Hall Monitor Association. Like most mommyjacking sub-categories, it’s not always something that can be predicted. It can, however, give you a pretty good idea of who your friends are. Let’s check out some examples.
Kathy needs to pull the breast pump out of her ass and stop acting like a shrew. The onesie is a joke, and whether Izzie is breastfeeding and ‘pumping and dumping’ or isn’t breastfeeding at all is really none of Kathy’s business. Sugar-coating the condescension with “yummy Mama milky” takes this comment to baby talk heights of obnoxiousness. I’ve yet to see anything more annoying than an adult who talks like a toddler on the Internet.
2. One-Two Punch
I’m not sure why Caryn’s comment posted twice (four minutes apart), but it goes to show that you shouldn’t act like the SVP of Seatbelt Safety on Facebook. Once was kind of bitchy. Twice makes you sound like a lunatic. I understand why people get so concerned about seatbelt safety, but there are flight attendants whose job it is to pay attention to such things. Bringing it up makes you look like an asshole.
Me and my Dad back in 1986. He passed away in 2006. I miss him sooo much!!
Introducing: Domino Rudy Bigfoot (my 7 yr old named him Lol)
Disney World really was the happiest place on earth!!
This is what my 7 year old made me at school for mothers day. I love it.
One more picture I took of the pretty rainbow
Pretty double rainbow! Rockledge, Florida.
So lately my baby boy Landen who turned two in January has been quite a challenge to take to the store. Given the chance I will gladly leave him home with Daddy but there are occasions where that just isn’t an option. So besides the opening of multiple packages of snacks as ways to keep my little monster occupied, there is also the rotating from sitting in the little part of the cart to the big part and having to let him walk at times. He is noisy, he occasionally drops things out of the cart and while walking he touches everything and moves incredibly slow. Most people I encounter in an average shopping trip walk by and smile at him…however a few are extremely rude; particularly old women. I don’t know why that is, as old women have been around long enough to surely have been around a fare share of two year olds in their time so they should remember the challenges involved with toddlerhood, but apparently not. Old men are among the nicest people I have came across in general, even picking things up for me that Landen has dropped. Today two old women about got my shopping cart shoved up their asses when Landen was pretending he was vacuuming the food by making vacuum noises sitting in the big part of the cart- they both stopped, turned around and stared with the dirtiest looks, one lady shaking her head and they just stood there like that until we moved to the next isle. I wanted to tell them how incredibly rude they were and if my two year old playing in a shopping cart is that big of a problem for them maybe they should have kept their miserable asses at home…but instead I smiled at them as I passed and that was that. People are so judgmental!!!
Please stop molesting the alligators!! Lmao!!
I am 100% Florida girl.
Florida is such a beautiful place to live, it’s such a shame there’s so many ugly people living here nowadays.
(I don’t mean physically ugly, I mean scamming, scummy, thieving, pill/crack head ugly)