So this is obviously not going to be health/fitness related but it’s my blog so I’ll do what I want☺ Plus, it’s definitely going to be un-sugarcoated!
This also may be the post that gets me mass un-friended on Facebook and in life but it’s a risk I’m willing to take to get this off my chest.
I am just so sick and tired of seeing people complain about their babies and kids in my Facebook news feed. Look, you chose to have those kids, (unless they were an accident in which case complain away [although let's face it, it's still your fault that you have them]), some of you even went to great lengths to have them – SO STOP FREAKIN’ COMPLAINING ABOUT THEM. Is it that you didn’t realize ahead of time that babies don’t sleep and they cry and you get no sleep when you have them and you’re going to feel like you’ve been run over by a truck all of the time?? Or that when they start getting older they’ll probably rebel against you and act like little jerks for a while?? Or that you can’t do all of the things you did before you had kids??
Let’s assume that this is all common knowledge (if it’s not, perhaps there really should be some sort of test people need to pass before they bear offspring) – so why do you post about it on Facebook like you’re the only one in the world that’s ever had a child? You’re exhausted because the baby doesn’t sleep? HOLY CRAP THAT IS COMPLETELY UNFATHOMABLE!! Someone call Guinness, you have a one-in-a-million child.
Now in the event that you’re an offender and still reading this, allow me to explain my position, and perhaps you’ll realize I’m not a complete a$! hole.
I don’t have kids. My life just hasn’t taken me there yet – but I’ve wanted them for a long while now. So, seeing your posts makes me want to slap you upside the head and yell, “Don’t you realize how lucky you are?!?”
But I haven’t even started trying to have kids – what about the people reading your posts who have been trying to have kids and can’t. How do you think those people feel when they read that you wish you didn’t have to take care of your kids for the day because there’s something else you’d rather do? What about the people reading your posts who have lost a child??
Honestly, I don’t know if it’s a cry for attention, you want people to feel sorry for you, or you think you’re being humorous and commiserating with other parents. If that’s your goal, to trade “my kids have ruined my life” jabs back and forth with other parents, then don’t post it publicly on Facebook – save it for your Mommy and Daddy groups or your blog that I can choose not to read. I’d rather see my feed filled with posts about hating the President and your position on gun control while you shove your religion down my throat than see one more parent complain about things that every child in the history of children does.
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